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Executive Champions' Workshop 2017

Facilitated by Peter Senge and Otto Scharmer
August 15 - 18, 2017
Stowe, VT

Offered in collaboration with the Presencing Institute, the Executive Champions' Workshop (ECW) is a special setting for nurturing new thinking and relationships among executive leaders in today's rapidly changing economic and social landscape. Offered by invitation for executives who are champions of change, the ECW is a unique opportunity to reflect, refocus, and recharge. The 2016 theme was “Exploring the Connection between Leading Self and Leading Others for Systems Change and Innovation." The 2017 theme will be announced soon.

The Executive Champions' Workshop (ECW) has thrived over the years because of a growing desire amongst senior leaders from diverse organizations around the world to engage in deeper dialogue with peers who share their aspirations and face similar challenges. With its distinguished participants, this program has consistently created a distinctive space for deep reflection and conversation around questions that matter.


Deep Conversations Around Questions That Matter

The ECW is not a training session. Nor is it a typical conference. It is both personal and substantive in the way that only deep conversation among peers can be. In focusing on the last year's theme: "Exploring the Connection between Leading Self and Leading Others for Systems Change and Innovation,” we explored questions such as:

  1. What can we do to nurture hope that real change is possible; without relying on simplistic "the answer is...” messages?
  2. How do we identify and strengthen local, regional and global commons?
  3. What is required at a personal and collective level to extend leadership networks across space and time?
  4. What do we need to do to increase our ability for reflection on the level of system and self? As Humberto Maturana, a leading cognitive biologist stated, "It is only through reflection, that we change our history.”


Who Should Attend?

Senior level leaders and change agents in all sectors and industries. Teams from the same or across organizations or networks are encouraged.



What Participants Are Saying

"The program was pleasant, relaxing and a good opportunity to recharge the battery. It wasn't until I came home, however, when it suddenly dawned on me that I had subtly changed. It was as if in this moment of stillness in Vermont, I had changed a lens on my mental camera and was looking at the world in a different way. As if in a moment of connection with life and the universe, I finally understood that our greatest power to change the world lies in our power to see beyond the veil."

"What has been most valuable to me from these three days of conversation with peers is that it is the first time in two years that I have truly thought.”




Dr. Peter Senge is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the Founding Chair of SoL NA, the Society for Organizational Learning, North America. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (1990), which has sold a million copies worldwide and was identified as one of the seminal management books of the last 75 years by Harvard Business Review in 1997. He is coauthor of The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook (1994), a second fieldbook on sustaining change, The Dance of Change (1999), and the award-winning Schools That Learn (2000).


Dr. Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at MIT, and founding chair of the Presencing Institute. He chairs the MIT IDEAS program and co-founded the Global Wellbeing Lab. He also is Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Leadership. In his books Theory U and Presence (the latter co-authored with Senge, Jaworski, and Flowers) he introduced the concept of "presencing” — learning from the emerging future. His new book Leading From the Emerging Future: From Ego-system to Eco-system Economies (2013) applies mindfulness onto the transformation of business, society, and self.




August 15 - 18, 2017

Trapp Family Lodge, 700 Trapp Hill Road, Stowe, VT, USA (approximately 45 minutes from the Burlington, Vermont Airport; and four to four and a half hours from Boston’s Logan Airport)

$4,995 USD corporate/professional; 
$3,995 USD nonprofit, academic or government institution

Room & Meals:
Arrangements to be made separately with Trapp Family Lodge. The room and meals package rate is $1,310 (USD) for your three-day stay. This rate includes accommodations, all meals. Participants staying at other hotels or local participants will pay a commuter fee of $610 in total for workshop related food and beverage charges.



To Apply

If you are interested, please send your inquiry from the following link. We will contact you for an interview.

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