Dr. C. Otto Scharmer

Dr. C. Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and founding chair of the Presencing Institute. Scharmer introduced  the concept of “presencing”—learning  from the emerging  future—in his bestselling books Theory U and Presence (the latter co-authored with Peter Senge et al). In 2015 he co-founded the online MITx u.lab, that has since activated a global eco-system of societal and personal renewal involving more than 100,000 users from 185 countries.

Otto earned his diploma (with distinction) and PhD (summa cum laude) from Witten/Herdecke University in Germany.  He received the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching at MIT (2015) and the European Leonardo Corporate Learning Award (2016). In 2018 he was ranked #5 of the world’s top 30 education professionals by globalgurus.org.

His new book, The Essentials of Theory U (March, 2018), is an inspiring pocket guide that focuses on three essential components: the core principles, the key movements that make the process of Theory U, and the practical applications that transform our economy from ego to eco.

For additional information visit:  www.presencing.org

Huffpost blog:  www.huffingtonpost.com/otto-scharmer

The Essentials of Theory U: http://book.ottoscharmer.com