Origin Story – Peter Senge


Origin Story with Peter Senge.

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The idea of Learning Organizations as a strategy for improving and evolving organizations to be more adaptive and efficient was pioneered by Peter Senge and a group of colleagues.

The Foundational book The Fifth Discipline and the creation of Society of Organizational Learning has  been core nutrients for developing the field of Organizational Change, Systems Thinking and for working with complexity in relationship to societal change.

“If we see each problem—be it water shortages, climate change, or poverty—as separate, and approach each separately, the solutions we come up with will be short-term, often opportunistic, “quick fixes” that do nothing to address deeper imbalances.”
― Peter M. Senge, The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World

Peter Senge

Peter M. Senge is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Founding Chair of SoL, the Society for Organizational Learning, a global community of corporations, researchers, and consultants dedicated to the interdependent development of people and their institutions.

Peter’s areas of interest focus on decentralizing the role of leadership in organizations and collaborative networks of organizations to enhance the capacity of all people to work productively toward common goals. Dr. Senge’s work articulates a cornerstone position of human values in the workplace; namely, that vision, purpose, reflectiveness, ongoing personal and collective development, and systems thinking are essential if organizations are to realize their potential.

Your Hosts

The calls are hosted by Amy and Rowan. We are inviting our elders and pioneers of these practices to share their journey and perspectives on how this has evolved.


The call has taken place, but you can access the recording by registering for the course here.


These calls are a gift to the community – you can join for free. And… if it’s possible for you, we invite contributions that can help support this offering to our shared field of practice.

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Rowan and Amy



“Through learning we re-create ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we never were able to do. Through learning we re-perceive the world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life”
― Peter M. Senge

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