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PI supports institutions, companies, governments, multi-lateral organizations and cross-sector groups to strengthen their capacities for leading system transformation, and achieving greater impact in their work. Learn more about our work.


For Cross-Sectors Innovation

No single actor or sector will be capable of shifting complex challenges without working in partnership with others. How do we build partnerships that are high on impact and low on transaction costs?

Transformational Alliances

Since its founding, PI has brought together leaders from across sectors to build transformational alliances. Using the methods and tools of Theory U, PI supports cross-sector groups to:

  • Understand complexity and identifying leverage points for change
  • Build and sustain collaborative partnerships
  • Activate cross- sector capabilities for innovation and action

PI has worked with a range of cross-sector partnerships, ranging from government led initiatives in Cambodia and Indonesia, to grassroots movements such as Ubuntu.Lab in Africa, to work on sustainable fisheries in the Galapagos Islands.

If you would like to explore how PI can help create or support a cross-sector initiative, please reach out.

“Most cross-institutional change processes fail because they miss the starting point: co-sensing across boundaries. We need infrastructures to facilitate this process on a sustained level across systems. And because they don’t yet exist, organized interest groups go out and maximize their special interests against the whole, instead of engaging practitioners in the larger system in a process of sensing and innovating together.”

Otto Scharmer, “Theory U:

Learning from the Future as It Emerges“


Engaging Leaders Innovating Across Sectors

Engaging Leaders Innovating Across Sectors (ELIAS) Western Australia (WA) program gathered a group of 24 senior leaders from business, government and civil society for an eight-month awareness-based systems change program based on Theory U.


Future Labs

A six-month journey whereby leaders from government, civil society and the private sector along with UN agencies embarked on a collective leadership and learning journey on systems transformation in the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in Cambodia. 


Ubuntu.Lab Journey

Ubuntu.Lab, an applied online-offline learning program for change-makers, emerging and established leaders and innovators across Africa for bringing about the change they would like to see in society.


Transforming Health Care

WHO and the Presencing Institute convened a series of online gatherings to bring together people engaged in health system transformation from different parts of the world. Health care professionals, community health workers, patient representatives, health educators and activists worked through their challenges and inspired and enlisted others to act.


Bioregional Weaving Labs

The Bioregional Weaving Labs (BWL) Collective, co-initiated by Commonland, Ashoka & Presencing Institute, is a growing alliance of system-changing organisations that are weaving together critical actors across Europe for a shared purpose and to bring about systemic change. The goal is to mobilise and support 1 million changemakers bottom-up to restore, protect, and regenerate 1 million ha of Europe’s land and sea by 2030.


Global Wellbeing and GNH Lab

The Global Wellbeing and GNH Lab is a collaboration between the GIZ Global Leadership Academy and the Presencing Institute together with the Gross National Happiness Centre. It brings together key leaders from a range of relevant sectors to generate new leadership capacities and sites of innovation around models that go beyond GDP, to promote broader principles of global wellbeing and sustainability.

Learn, Innovate, Transform.

We can help you as a leader, change-maker, team or organization to initiate and sustain transformational change.

Discover Theory U: a change and innovation framework and set of methodologies that have been used by thousands of organizations worldwide.
Find new solutions in an era of unprecedented disruption and potential for transformation.

Building on the work of the MIT Center for Organizational Learning, Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer and others, at the intersection of science, consciousness, and profound social and organizational change