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In the Knowledge Economy, we manufactured reliable Experts...
Traditional education is about developing your expertise in some professional field by embedding in you the knowledge, skills, and attributes that every member of that field is supposed to have. It is a process of making, a process of manufacturing where you are the raw material and the desired finished product is an expert in topic X.
Over the past 25 years, the members of U of Next have developed an approach to education that is not about putting stuff in, but rather drawing your unique expression out. It is a process of growing, a process of facilitating an environment within which you can explore and express your whole self in a way that makes a meaningful contribution to others and society.
...in the Meaning Economy, we must develop aware Humans.
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For ages 15-20, this program invites the individual to be the source for their own stability and grounding in a world of ambiguity and ongoing change.
What is the wisdom and value that only you have access to? What will it take for you to claim, frame, and share it? (separate cohorts available for adults and teens)
The Self is a habit - you keep doing the same unproductive things not because there's something wrong with you, but because you're locked into the same habitual, and largely subconscious, script. This program uses writing and storytelling to invite a new narrative about your past, and your future.
Presence, focus, a calm and content mind. These are the "possessions" that our current version of society does not seem to provide. This program creates a reconnection to these core human experiences + a conscious understanding of the mental noise that you uniquely create and that keeps you in a state of agitation and unrest.
This 2 year program is for those committed to mastering the art, craft, and science of designing Futures for organizational systems (businesses, schools, communities, etc.) This program has developed leaders in some of the largest corporations on the planet as well as new-economy start-ups and social-impact ventures. NOTE: this program is available as an accredited degree program (M.A. in Leadership, Change, & Future Design) as well as a non-degree program within an organization or community.
This program is the foundation of our work and requires a deep personal commitment from participants. For Educators, Consultants, HR/OD Professionals, Parents - anyone who has an authentic commitment to the development of others.
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For early-career practitioners in any profession focused on Human Systems, Tuesday Tea serves as a reliable community within which to explore and deepen one’s voice, self-awareness, and effectiveness as an agent of change. There is no fee for this group but it is invitation-based. If you would like to join the Tuesday Tea community, please use the Contact page of this website to request membership and we'll get in touch. Thanks for your interest! See Events section for upcoming gatherings.
This group is about exploring, in practical and applied ways, the nature of being stuck and, more importantly, practices to transform “stuck” into creative possibility. There is no fee for this group but registration for each event is appreciated in order to facilitate our planning for each conversation. See Events section for upcoming gatherings.
The purpose of this community is to provide provide an alternate filter on habitual reality, on what we think is “certain” about important aspects of work, society, and life. Each community gathering focuses on a specific film, book, theater production, art work, or piece of music. (film, theater, art and music are often viewed at the meeting and then discussed). See Events section for upcoming gatherings.
- a.m. bhatt