Partner InThinking - Society for Organizational Learning

Pegasus Communications

We first featured the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) in our June 2007 newsletter.  We believe the resources of this organization will expand your thinking about thinking...

The Facts: SoL is a nonprofit global membership organization dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge about fundamental innovation and change. An outgrowth of the Center for Organizational Learning at MIT, SoL was co-founded by Peter Senge, author of the groundbreaking bestseller, "The Fifth Discipline", in 1997.

How does your organization complement the In2:InThinking Network? SoL is an intentional learning community composed of organizations, individuals, and local SoL communities around the world. A not-for-profit, member-governed corporation, SoL is devoted to the interdependent development of people and their institutions in service of inspired performance and meaningful results. SoL serves as a space in which individuals and institutions can create together that which they cannot create alone.

Tell us about your membership. What does it mean to be a member of your organization and how does one become a member? SoL seeks to engage people who want to develop their capacity to create organizations and communities worthy of their members' commitment. We are researchers, practitioners, and capacity builders working to create a shared knowledge base of theory, tools, and practical know-how. When you join SoL as a Connections member you gain access to this knowledge base. You are also invited to join a community that values confronting and challenging traditional mental frameworks in order to achieve significant personal and organizational change and make a difference in the world. Together we are developing the capacity to think and act differently in pursuit of remarkable results. Join today at

What resources does your organization offer its members?
--One-year subscription to Reflections: the SoL Journal, including monthly articles in electronic format and an annual compilation of these articles in hard copy.
--Online access to all current and past issues of Reflections.
--The opportunity to comment on feature articles on the Reflections website.
--Access to contributed articles posted on the Reflections website.
--Special offers from SoL partners including discounted event registrations and products
--The SoL FLASH, SoL's quarterly e-newsletter with pointers to important developments in the field of organizational learning as well as timely updates on SoL community news and events.
--Access to SoL's online member directory, and the ability to create a personal profile in the directory to connect with others who share a common interest in organizational learning and change.
--Access to select documents in SoL's online library, which contains organizational learning resources co-created by SoL and members of the SoL community.
--Discounts on SoL events and courses.

What exciting developments are on the horizon for your organization?
In looking forward to 2012, the council has identified three major goal areas: increasing organizational participation in SoL, an expansion of product offerings and an increase in working capital. This prototype event is in support of all three.

This week-long event will consist of an array of half-day and full-day electives offered by SoL members. Registrants can participate for as little as a half-day session and as much as the entire week. We expect to run multiple concurrent sessions

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