ulabscot stories

From “stuck at the bottom of the U” to action

Valerie Jackman is a lecturer at Edinburgh College.  In this film, Valerie talks of how she moved from feeling “stuck at the bottom of the U” to taking action on her idea. Many people we talk to also experience being stuck at the bottom of the U.  It’s perhaps understandable when many of us don’t […]

Read more
ulabscot stories

The personal and professional

Eleanor Ogilvie is a Programme Manager with See Me (https://www.seemescotland.org/), Scotland’s programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.  When I spoke to her about her motivation for taking part in u.lab she spoke of looking for something that would help her with big system change around ending mental health stigma for people with mental […]

Read more
ulabscot stories

Connecting back to yourself

This week,  we talk to Stephen Gallagher, Deputy Director of Public Bodies and Public Service Reform, Scottish Government as we move further down into the u.process to the Presencing stage or “the bottom of the U”.  Presencing is one of those words that doesn’t always sit easily with people but is a blend of sensing […]

Read more
ulabscot stories

Co-sensing – a deadly conversation

  In the final of the series of four blog posts around the co-sensing element within u.lab Kuladharini, the Chief Executive of the Scottish Recovery Consortium, talks about using u.lab tools to have a “Deadly Serious Conversation” around tackling the issue of death from substance misuse.  When I spoke to her she noted that this […]

Read more
ulabscot stories

The Coaching Circle Experience

The third in a series of four blog posts around co-sensing is with a group of people who have been involved in a coaching circle as part of U.Lab in Glasgow.  Anne McCann, Kate McHendrie and Tommy all work with different organisations and came together after attending an open evening advertised on the u.lab Scotland Facebook […]

Read more
The Basics

What is u.lab?

u.lab is a global online course of study and practice offered free of charge by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Presencing Institute each September. It is based on the Theory U methodology (or u.process), a framework, an approach and set of tools which aim to bring new ideas into action and enhance existing […]

Read more
ulabscot stories

“Different and better conversations”

The second in a series of blog posts is with Anne Connor who is the Chief Executive of Outside the Box, a third sector organisation which provides independent development support to groups and people across Scotland who want to make a difference within their communities.  

Read more
Events

A series of Open Gatherings for 2017

Collectively in 2016, there was a call for more opportunities to come together across the u.lab community in Scotland. These are open to anyone with an interest in u.lab: whether you’ve taken part in some capacity before, been to a taster session, or just heard about it from friends or colleagues and want to find […]

Read more
News

Exciting news about the latest u.lab offering!

Did you see this lovely bundle of news land in your email box today?  Below, the u.lab team outline what’s coming up for an additional u.lab offering (2x) starting next month. And mark your diaries – we will be hosting an open gathering on 15 June for all u.labbers and those curious about u.lab on the […]

Read more