Category “opportunities”

“The Art of Making a True Move – Exercises for Change Makers”

4 January 2010 | Category: opportunities | Keywords: , , ,

arawanaCommitting to making a difference means embarking on a life long journey of personal and social transformation. From intention to impactful, sustainable action there are many steps to be taken and many aspects to be considered:How can we engage our creativity and the depth of our thoughts in the solutions we create? How can we be present and aware in the context of this world, to be able to sense the needed change and act upon it?

Arawana Hayashi invites us to explore our natural creativity as she will guide us through a gentle, non-judgmental process of awareness of own physicality and environment. In the context of personal and collective capacity building, she will lead us to explore the kind of attention needed for affecting change.

Building on Otto Scharmer’s Theory U, she will guide us through phases of sensing, presencing and realizing. Enabling us to embody a sense of authentic presence and confidence, and engage our creativity into the process of working with the challenges and opportunities around us.

Join us at “The Art of Making a True Move – Exercises for Change Makers” and discover a new dimension of action:

  • Date: Monday, January 18, 2010, 16hrs – 21hrs
  • Location: The Hub, Lindengasse 56/18-19, 1070 Wien (courtyard, 1st floor)
  • Fees: emersense members 20 EUR, SoL Members: 40 EUR, Guests/Non-Members: 60 EUR
  • To secure one of the limites spaces, please register at .

About Arawana Hayashi

Arawana Hayashi brings her extensive background in the performing arts and in contemplative practice into leadership training in the arena of organizational and social change.

She is a co-founder of the Presencing Institute where she teaches the Presencing Foundation course with Otto Scharmer and Beth Jandernoa. She is also developing the Social Presencing Theater wing of the Presencing Institute.
Trained as a dancer, choreographer, and movement teacher with roots in Asian and Western arts, Arawana has extensive experience and has led numerous workshops on Presencing and Embodiment, Buddhist Shambala, The Art of Making a True Move and more.

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emersense designing “Banking for Social Entrepreneurship” conference

Banking for Social Entrepreneurship“As new challenges are pressing and new solutions are emerging, particularly banking is holding significant potential to increase and sustain the created impact in society.”

Hosted by ERSTE Foundation, Erste Group and Česká Spořitelna in partnership with Ashoka and emersense, “Banking for Social Entrepreneurship” thus seeks to uncover this potential and connect banks and entrepreneurs on their social mission. Inviting drivers and enablers of positive change across CEE, a unique conference with a multitude of perspectives and a high level of engagement is created. Common intent at its core: Jointly pioneering new ways of enabling lasting positive impact by finding new opportunities to leverage banking and social entrepreneurship in CEE.

“Banking for Social Entrepreneurship” will take place from 19 to 20 June 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic for 120 selected guests and participants from CEE. A detailed program of the conference can be found here.

emersense learning design marks a new approach to learning to enable those with drive and commitment to a sustainable future by creating unique events with a high level of engagement and output. Read more about our learning design here and please contact us at for further information.

Creative workshop for aspiring social entrepreneurs

30 April 2009 | Category: news, opportunities | Keywords: , , , , ,

Push The ButtonAs part of the Social Impact Award, we will be hosting a creative sessions for students interested in developing and submitting their initiative: Following upon a brief general introduction to the award and its opportunities, special focus is set on enabling the development of new ideas and assisting in the realization of created concepts. Furthermore, the relaxed atmosphere will provide space for new connections and possible collaborations to be initiated.

This workshop is open for students of all universities. It will take place on 08 May 2009 at 5.00pm in “Depot” (Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Vienna). More information and registration for the workshop available at the new facebook group of the award.

The Social Impact Award is an initiative by EC Vienna and emersense. It is rewarding students with innovative ideas and new approaches to bringing about positive change in society. Applications for this award can be submitted until 30 May 2009, 10pm. For more information, resources, links and details on the award please visit and see the role of emersense here.