Wellbeing Lecture Series

Since 2012, the University's Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has hosted wellbeing thought-leaders to inspire and educate the community, organizations, and life-long learners.

Join us at this Wellbeing Series lecture, where you'll have the opportunity to engage, learn, and experience what wellbeing means to you.

Wellbeing Series Lecture featuring Otto Scharmer

From Egosystem to Ecosystem

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
3:30 PM  Doors
4:00 PM  Program

Memorial Hall
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

General Public:  $20
UMAA Discount: $18
UMN Faculty & Staff: $10
Students: $5 (limit 1 per student)

*Online sales with major credit card; payment in full required at time of registration
Limited space availability, early registration suggested.

Online sales for lecture tickets closes at 11 a.m. However, tickets will be available onsite to purchase by cash, check, or credit card.

Join us on November 4 for the Leading from the Emerging Future workshop featuring Otto Scharmer.

Otto Scharmer

From Egosystem to Ecosystem

Dr. Otto Scharmer will explore the concepts of systems evolution and transformation in economies, healthcare and education. He will make the case for a shift in consciousness and action from a focus on individual wellbeing toward that of the collective. 

This event is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 1.5 continuing education units (CEP # 100057).

University of Minnesota Employees and Spouses: Attend up to three Wellbeing Series events per program year and receive 25 points for each event for the University of Minnesota's Wellbeing Program under the Wellbeing My Way pledge opportunity. Learn more about other UMN Wellbeing Program offerings through the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.


Workshop on Nov 4

Join us for Dr. Otto Scharmer's Leading from the Emerging Future workshop on Monday, November 4.

Click on the Select button to learn more and register.

About Dr. Claus Otto Scharmer

Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at MIT Management, and founding chair of the Presencing Institute. He chairs the MIT IDEAS program for cross-sector innovation that helps leaders from business, government, civil society to innovate at the level of the whole system. Scharmer introduced  the concept of “presencing”—learning  from the emerging  future—in his bestselling books Theory U. He is coauthor of Leading from the Emerging Future, that outlines eight acupuncture points of transforming capitalism. His new book, The Essentials of Theory U (2018), focuses on the core principles and applications of awareness-based systems change.  In 2015 he cofounded the MITx u.lab , a massive open online course for leading profound change 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 among the world’s top 30 education professionals by globalgurus.org .

Accessibility Accommodations

To request accessibility accommodations, please contact Molly Buss, event manager (612-625-8164, bussx057@umn.edu).

Refund policy

Please note, this event is non-refundable. You are welcome to transfer  your tickets to someone else who is able to use them by contacting the Center's community relations and events office (mindprg@umn.edu, 612-625-8164).