Upcoming Opportunity #1 – European Forum Alpbach

16 April 2010 | Category: Community discussions |

Every year since 1945, the “European Forum Alpbach” has been held in the Tyrolian mountain village of Alpbach. For almost three weeks Alpbach becomes the village of thinkers or, as Otto Molden, the founder of the Forum, called it, the “other magic mountain”. Speakers and participants from all parts of the world, from science, economics and politics, experienced experts and students, come together in Alpbach to discuss the current issues and to formulate interdisciplinary solutions.

Seminar, initiated and designed by emersense

In the beginning of every Forum several seminars are being held for students on various topics. Emersense in cooperation with IG Alpbach Wien initiated and designed one of this year’s seminars:

‘Social Entrepreneurship’

The seminar will explore the concept, idea and phenomenon of social entrepreneurship with particular focus on its form and relevance in the Central European context and on gaining insights into the personal lifecycle and development path of social entrepreneurs. The seminar will conclude on a personal level with space for own ideas for social initiatives.

Read more here:
Social Entrepreneurship Seminar Flyer.pdf

How to attend:

If you are interested in receiving a scholarship in order to attend the European Forum Alpbach and the ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ Seminar please visit the website of IG Alpbach Wien (click here) and other scholarship-giving organizations (click here)

Application Deadline is April 23!

Read more about the IG Alpbach Wien Scholarship Program here:
Stipendienmenü 2010

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us:

Looking back at Solution 2010

8 March 2010 | Category: Community discussions |

Solution 2010 took place from 25-28 February and celebrated its 5th anniversary. Over 80 young professionals from around the world came together in Vienna to engage in a learning experience, designed to help them crystallize their intention to work for a better world. A multitude of diverse settings were used in order to create spaces to reflect, engage, have fun, prototype, learn and connect: a vision atelier, community dance, a self-guided creative session, coffee talks and workshops with over 20 guests and many more… A big ”thank you” to all the participants, guests and learning team members for making Solution 2010 happen 🙂 (read more about Solution here)

“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 office@sol-austria.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.

For more information see https://www.arawanahayashi.com/