Weaving a Web of Meaning

Join SoL SG in welcoming back Mr. Jeremy Lent on Saturday 23 October 2021 10.30am -12.30pm (GMT+8).

International Webinar Series


International Webinar: WEAVING A WEB OF MEANING

23 October 2021, 10.30am – 12.30pm (Singapore Time)

As our civilization careens toward a precipice of climate breakdown, ecological destruction, and gaping inequality, people are losing their existential moorings.

Our dominant worldview of disconnection has passed its expiration date. It's not just dangerous—it's based on a series of flawed assumptions that have been superseded by modern scientific findings

Jeremy Lent’s new book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe, offers a coherent and intellectually solid foundation for an alternative worldview based on deep interconnectedness, showing how modern scientific knowledge echoes the ancient wisdom of earlier cultures.

Once we shift our worldview, another world becomes possible.

In this talk, based on themes from his new book, Jeremy Lent will discuss how another worldview is possible—recognizing our deep interrelatedness with all of life.

​Showing how modern scientific knowledge echoes the ancient wisdom of earlier cultures, the talk weaves together findings from modern systems thinking, evolutionary biology, and cognitive neuroscience with insights from Buddhism, Taoism, and Indigenous wisdom.


Please note: Given the limited capacity and live programme time, UK and European registrants will be sent a recording in order to make space for more local attendees. Thank you for understanding.

International Webinar Series


Moving Toward an Ecological Civilization with Jeremy Lent

31 January 2021

A collective awareness of humanity's significant sustainability challenges is developing. How we respond to this across business and economy, as well as broader society will be key to the very essence of our existence. What do we move toward? What are the right steps? How did we get to where we are now?

Understanding the implications and possible answers to these questions and the 'Patterns of Meaning' within them will be important for the work ahead.

Please join us in our discussion with Jeremy Lent, a groundbreaking author who has looked under the surface of human society and culture to understand what moves and moulds the human systems we are part of. In addition to his work on an 'Ecological Civilization', we will be discussing his previous and forthcoming books and initiatives.


Jeremy Lent is an author whose writings investigate the patterns of thought that have led our civilization to its current existential crisis. His recent book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, explores the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day. He is founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering an integrated worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on the Earth. His upcoming book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe, will be published in June 2021 by New Society Publishers (USA/Canada) and Profile Books (UK & Commonwealth). Jeremy writes topical articles exploring the deeper patterns of political and cultural developments at Patterns of Meaning.https://www.jeremylent.com/






An Introduction to 


by Heidi Sparkes Guber, Global SO

21 November 2020

Heidi has over three decades of experience in bringing learning-based performance and strategic leadership to a wide variety of private, public and governmental organizations in the US and around the world.  Since founding 4QP, she has focused on facilitating and researching community-based social transformation. She has worked with Indian River County, Florida, since 2010, for example, to deliver the Moonshot Moment, a multi-year all-community breakthrough initiative to achieve 90% literacy in Grade 3 by 2018.  


She now specializes in establishing transformational learning practices for collaborative teams who are aiming for large-scale change around intransigent social issues in their communities. She stays actively involved in organizational and community learning at a global level as Founding Chair of the Global Association of SoL Communities (Society for Organizational Learning). 

For details, download Emergent Learning: A Framework for Whole-System Strategy, Learning, and Adaptation


Systemic Problems - Systemic Solutions 
by Fritjof Capra 

25 July 2020

An online dialogue with a world renowned physicist, systems theorist, and author on the systems view on life.

When we look at the state of the world today what is most evident is that none of our major problems, including the COVID pandemic, can be understood in isolation. They are systemic problems, which means that they are all interconnected and interdependent. They require corresponding systemic solutions — solutions that do not deal with any problem in isolation, but always within the context of other related problems. In this webinar, Fritjof Capra will show how a new systemic understanding of life, which has been developed at the forefront of science, can help us recognize the systemic nature of our global problems and find effective systemic solutions.


Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is the author of several international bestsellers, including The Tao of Physics (1975) and The Web of Life (1996). He is coauthor, with Pier Luigi Luisi, of the multidisciplinary textbook, The Systems View of Life (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Capra’s new online course (www.capracourse.net) is based on his textbook




A Conversation with Humberto Maturana and Sebastián Gaggero 

20 June 2020

An online dialogue with world renowned cultural biologist Humberto Maturana and sociologist Sebastián Gaggero on our human nature and the society we generate. 

Humberto Maturana: Chilean biologist with a doctorate from Harvard University in the United States and postdoctoral studies at MIT.   His studies are focused on the origin of living beings (autopoiesis and natural drift), language and perception (biology of language and knowledge), the origin of the human (biology of love), the cultural-biological matrix of human existence and human evolution (Cultural-Biology).

Sebastián Gaggero: Chilean sociologist with studies and practices in social action-research in the field of human communities and the generation of well-being.  He is a disciple and apprentice of Humberto Maturana and Ximena Dávila for more than 15 years.



12 December 2020

Facilitated by Lyn Wong

According to Peter Senge, team learning is a necessary discipline an organization and its members must develop in order to build an effective learning organization. It is the discipline by which personal mastery and shared vision are brought together.
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31 October 2020

Facilitated by Poorani Thanusha

An interactive workshop to explore the nature and impact of engaging in a Shared Vision, especially in this VUCA environment.



3 October 2020

Facilitated by Tara Kimbrell Cole

An interactive workshop to help explore our awareness and understanding of how we create the reality that drives the events in our lives.

“Mastery means the capacity not only to produce results, but also to ‘master’ the principles underlying the way you produce results.  If someone can create great work only with constant struggle, we wouldn’t call him or her a masterful. In mastery, there is a sense of effortlessness and joyousness. It stems from your ability and willingness to understand and work with the forces around you.”

(Kleiner, A. 1994)

Fifth Discipline Workshop Series 2020



22 August 2020

Facilitated by Garrett Weiner

An interactive workshop to help explore our awareness and understanding of how we create the reality that drives the events in our lives.

This workshop will engage you to understand some of society's and even your own mental models that define the world as you see it. On a collective basis our mental models have shaped the systems we are part of that produce the patterns and events we see in our lives at both global and local levels. From conflicts with colleagues to COVID-19 to the climate crisis. We will explore what this means for how we create more positive and effective change in the world.

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Facilitated by Robert Steele (Systainability Asia & SOL) / Peter Seah (SOL)

Martin Sandbrook of Schumacher Institute says that ‘systems thinking’ is a way of being. Essentially what he means is that systems thinking involves a way of seeing or interpreting the world through thought and feeling. It is an attitude of openness, of inquiry, of looking from many perspectives, inner and outer, of holding, or trying to hold, an awareness of my own beliefs and assumptions, of noticing my reaction to things, of understanding the world as an unfolding process where everything is in relation to everything else.


Systems Thinking
For Social Change

14 March 2020, 9-10 AM
Free Webinar

Presented by David Peter Stroh
Co-Founder, Bridgeway Partners and Author Systems Thinking for Social Change

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21-24 July 2019

Join a growing eco-system of practitioners who use the “art of scribing” to bridge the ecological, social, and spiritual divides we experience in our world today.



29-31 May 2019

Spaces For Transformation:

What does our presence make possible for the benefit of all? 



7 December 2018

AMOEBA is a tool for understanding, mapping, and planning for innovation adoption and cultural change processes, in organizations of all kinds and sizes.




7-8 November 2018

Peter Senge will visit Paris to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the creation of Sol France.

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30 June 2018

Learn the implications of digital disruption and some key elements that are required to drive the change associated with the transformation.



23 June 2017 

As the competitive environment continues to intensify in Singapore, organizations, companies and departments need to find ways to do more with less, and to differentiate themselves from others based on the innovative nature of products and services being offered. 



25-27 May 2017

The Empowered Society: Transforming cities, citizens and organizations for resilience and prosperity.



Through 2017

The SoL Global Community has coached and trained thousands of individuals to use Organizational Learning tools and methods to transform their businesses and achieve, sometimes unprecendented, business results.