The Presenting Institute

An awareness-based action research community (researchers and practitioners) for profound societal innovation and change.

  • Programs including the online u.lab, U.Acadmy, and Digital Leadership Academy.
  • Social Field Research opportunities.
  • Membership, discussion board and coaching circles.
  • The Field of the Future Blog
    A fascinating blog on
     medium.com has frequent posts on a variety of aspects of awareness based research that indeed does slow us down to listen more deeply, with the intent to move forward social innovation and change.

Circles for Conscious Change

Building a movement where inner work, mindfulness and personal transformation drive social innovation and systemic change.


The Well Being Project

Focused on catalyzing a culture of inner well-being for all changemakers. Wellbeing inspires well doing.

  • Model programs for individuals and organizations
  • Global and regional learning communities
    The Wellbeing, Innovation, and Social Change in Education (WISE) Network offers a diverse group of institutions and organizations committed to catalyze a culture of inner wellbeing for social change.
  • Series of webinars, articles and research
    Current resources for you to further your immersion and personal journey to inner and social wellbeing.

Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy PhD is a scholar of buddhism, systems thinking and deep ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with learnings from six decades of activism.

  • The Work That Connects, also known as Deep Ecology Work, is a non-linear view of reality. It illuminates the mutuality at play in self-organizing systems, and unleashes the power of reciprocity.
  • To share to further her work with others, and “to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it,” the site provides book titles by Joanna Macy and books she recommends.

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WWK is in talks with Global Grassroots to engage in their programming for marginalized women to initiate mindful social change in their communities. We also hope to work with the Global Grassroots team to initiate social-purpose water enterprises to address the multitude of issues facing women and girls.