LEARNING FOR A TRANSFORMING WORLD
H3Uni is an educational enterprise dedicated to empowering people to develop the practitioner skills necessary to facilitate regenerative responses to global issues impacting in their local communities and organisations.
Join with us to collaboratively create positive change in ourselves and our communities
We are a learning network of practioners in many fields of transformative work who are co-creating planetary patterns of living based on cultivating vision, embracing complexity and sharing discovery in action.
Transcript: Third Horizon Education Talk Jan 2021 (1)
Wheel of Wisdom
The Wheel of Wisdom draws on indigenous practice to engage people’s vision, understanding and vitality. It brings all voices to the process of choosing wise action. This adds range and depth to collaborative capacity for needed participative repatterning: key to creating a worthwhile future.
This training is for people in quest for life, livelihood and a fulfilling future, with fresh agency for creative inter-relationships.
Next course starts 6th April 2021
Qualitative Systems Thinking
This new course is built on the proposition that learning understanding requires a different learning process from knowledge. It requires a different theory and a different practice based on perception of qualities rather than the measurement of quantities, the recognition of universal patterns and the development of a self-reflective consciousness.
Next course starts 6th May 2021
Upcoming cafe events
A relaxed online space to meet and explore significant regenerative ideas and themes through hosted dialogue in a welcoming atmosphere, with people from around the world.
An online research forum into topics relevant to education for the future earth society – theme talks and discussions by network members and facilitated by Dr Anthony Hodgson and colleagues.
Tools for transformation
Increasingly we know that regeneration of our human planetary life systems is needed. When it comes to how to progress we are short of methods and tools to facilitate collaborative transformation, whether local or global. This where H3Uni comes in.
The Resource Library for Transformative Practice
This a compilation of proven facilitation methods we call our core practices. There are practice guides, tutorials and skill development exercises. These also serve as a basis for our more advanced training delivered both online and face to face.
These are freely available to help you with your own work, under a creative commons licence.
A NEW BOOK!
Explore a third horizon perspective
Systems Thinking for a Turbulent World will help practitioners in any field of change engage more effectively in transformative innovation. Such innovation addresses the paradigm shift needed to meet the diverse unfolding global challenges facing us today, and requiring a revolution in thinking and transformative methods.
Anthony Hodgson is currently a trustee and research director of H3Uni – A University for the Third Horizon, a research fellow at the University of Dundee, director of Decision Integrity Limited and a founding member of the International Futures Forum. He has a PhD in systems science from the University of Hull, Centre for Systems Studies. He has over thirty years of experience as a consultant facilitator in strategy and foresight.
Watch Anthony`s talk on the core message of the book
H3Uni five core practices
H3Uni 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: supported by well designed tools and facilitation procedure.
What is the purpose of H3Uni?
Our vision is to contribute to the emergence of a worthwhile future for humans, for life and for the planet based on values of participation, creativity and holistic balance.
H3Uni offers collaborative practices that transform, the way we think and act together in five core areas:
1. Understanding the interconnectedness of humanity and the earth.
2. Ways of seeking collective wisdom in our policies and decision making – individual, group and organisation.
3. Developing future consciousness that can clearly map the present, the desired future and the realities of the transformative innovation to get there.
4. Making it easier for collaboration across functions, disciplines and value differences in social change.
5. Ways to tackle the unavoidable dilemmas of transformative change between the ‘old’ world and the ‘new’ with appreciation and respect for all parties.
What are the Three Horizons?
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 H3Uni Community
H3Uni was founded by a network of friends and colleagues who reached a common view as to the need for education and learning
- to be approached in a radically different way
- to match the challenge for a human way of life that is degrading not only that life itself but that of the whole planet.
Towards a university for a third horizon became a common sense of direction. Our evolution is constant voluntary adventure with multiple and often changing roles. This is an overview towards the end of 2019.
Watch our short video
The World System Model is a key foundation for H3Uni regenerative learning. Here is used as a game in which students, over the course of several hours, redesign their research to be more alive to the global context and the challenges of transformation.
“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.”