Welcome to H3Uni
A University for the Third Horizon
Navigation is an Art.
“To recognize and understand the problems of the world, we need a reform in thinking. It is the fundamental question for education.”
Edgar Morin, UNESCO, Seven complex lessons in education for the future
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H3Uni is an educational enterprise dedicated to empowering people to develop the skills and experience necessary to foster transformative innovation in their communities and organisations.
Our vision is a worthwhile future for everyone.
H3Uni offers collaborative practices that transform the way we think and act together – locally, globally, and all points in between.
Realising this vision requires a fearless adventure into learning how to collaborate ethically and creatively so that together we can build beacons of hope, thoughtful action, and reconciliation throughout society.
We believe that real impact will come from learner-led in person and online platforms for collaboration, allowing for the building of collective wisdom over time.
This includes H3Uni Lighthouse Cafes that provide space for growing relationships through conversations that matter; expanding H3Uni’s ability to deliver online courses; and providing the training and infrastructure for a community of practice centred on collaboration skills.
H3Uni supports individuals and groups to develop capacities to lead participatory processes. These processes are gateways into refining group facilitation techniques that support shared purpose and meaning, navigating uncertainty and leveraging complexity.
These interactive practices are based in strategic foresight, systems thinking, developmental learning, scenario planning, complexity and ‘second order science’, which combined, ensure that people are empowered to work together towards common goals easily and effectively.
Three Horizons is a simple and intuitive tool for thinking about the future. It helps groups explore systemic patterns to identify which of the dominant patterns are no longer fit for purpose how the emerging trends can shape the future, and what visionary action is needed to collectively move us towards a viable future.
The Wheel of Wisdom holds eight archetypal Roles of Leadership that awaken, energise and support collective and personal learning-in-action. With their reflective insights, people can find intelligence, humanity and power in their differences, form coherent choices, and make decisions together in resonance with their deepest values and heartfelt purpose.
“We are entering a crucial time in our history. In coming decades we’ll come upon one critical junction after another in rapid succession. The choices we make and the paths we choose at each junction will be irreversible. The stakes are as high as they can get.”
“Ultimately, when we talk about sustainability from a whole systems design perspective, what we are trying to sustain is not just the future of the human species but also the pattern of ecologically interdependencies and planetary health upon which the fate of our own and so many other species depends.”
“Future generations, if there is a liveable world for them, will look back at the epochal transition we are making to a life-sustaining society. And they may well call this the time of the Great Turning.”
“The only effective action is that which touches the minds and not the material natures of men.”
“New thinking starts with greater insight into the transformation that ushers in a new world in place of the old. But for new thinking to be effective, we should have some idea of what it involves. Just what kind of a process is the birthing of a new world?”
“Changing the way we think means continually shifting our point of orientation. We must make time to look inward: to be, aware of, and study, the tacit “truth” that we take for granted, the ways we create knowledge and make meaning in our lives, and the aspirations and expectations that govern what we choose from life.”
Peter Senge et al
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