Our modern world, birthed in the industrial age, was designed by mindsets several hundreds years ago, when the Earth was seen as a vast storehouse filled with infinite resources for our exclusive use – including the fossil fuels that today's civilization depends on for its functioning. We now recognize the limitations of many of the assumptions at the core of those outdated views of the world, but much of our social, economic and ecological thinking remains mired in the past. The challenge today is for leaders in all sectors of society to design and make a better future that is systemically just and sustainable.
In this session, Manuel Manga co-founder of the Institute for Evolutionary Leadership will explain the philosophy and applications of Ontological Designing, as they apply to leadership, organizations, social and natural systems. We will explore practices for dealing with design challenges and opportunities.
Session Overview and Outcomes:
Understand the philosophy and key principles of ontological designing, a new foundation for design. Get exposed to how ontological designing has influenced the design of technology, organizations, architecture, social systems, and even ourselves. practice some exercises that will put you in the role of ontological designer of worldviews, organizations cultures, and social systems. Expand your understanding of design, beyond our current fads and techniques. Attending this session will benefit you if:
Your work environment is complex and dynamic, changing, and you want to influence the design of its future. You want to improve your role as a conscious designer of worldviews, organizations and social systems. You want to collaborate with others in designing a better future. Manuel Manga, is co-founder of the Institute of evolutionary leadership, based in Oakland, he is a founding consulting member of SoL , and an international consultant and coach. www.evoleadinstitute.com
Understanding Computers and Cognition, A New Foundation for Design. Terry Winograd & Fernando Flores.
Design Futuring. Tony Fry.
Sustainability by Design. John Ehrenfeld.
This workshop helps Evolutionary Leaders develop the competency of Ontological Designing