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Frequently Asked Questions for Adaptive Space Fall Program

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Gemma Jiang, PhD
Jul 30, 2020 · 3 min read

This article relates to the Fall 2020 program of the Adaptive Space network and course, available at adaptive-space.mn.co/landing.

How do I apply to the Adaptive Space Network?

  1. Click on the “Request to Join” button in the banner on the top of the network landing page, and submit your application.
  2. You’ll receive notice of your acceptance status by early September when our program starts.

What is the relationship between Adaptive Space and Pitt u.lab hub?

Adaptive Space (2020–21) is an evolution of the Pitt u.lab hub (2019–20). While continuing to serve Pitt u.lab hub’s original intention of supporting a learning community for the MITx MOOC u.lab: Leading from the Emerging Future, the Adaptive Space program has developed capacity to offer much more. It is one step further in prototyping a holding space for personal, organizational and societal transformation in Pittsburgh.

Due to the pandemic, all our fall 2020 program is virtual on Mighty Network.

There are two parts to the Adaptive Space fall 2020 program:

The Adaptive Space Network

The Adaptive Space network, hosted within the Mighty Network platform, is free to join.

Within this network, we continue to offer Pitt u.lab hub specific activities, such as monthly live sessions that correspond with the u.lab MOOC, and coaching circles as close-knit peer support groups. In addition, we will also host more activities to build stronger communities. Along this line, we might host conversations with “local heroes”, profile projects from network members, lead book clubs, and conduct open inquiries on certain topics. The possibilities are infinite.

The Adaptive Space Learning Group

The Adaptive Space Learning Group: Ways of Being and Seeing in Social Complexity is a new offering this year. This 12-week conversation series is an experience in community for learning: support, retreat and reflection-for-action, emphasizing ideas and practices for improving the way we work in the complexity of community in these times. To learn more about the learning group, please visit its site.

The Adaptive Space spring 2021 program will be shaped by the needs and experience of our Fall participants.

Can I participate on my own schedule at times that I choose?

Since our Fall program is completely online, yes! Most of the events and all of the course teachings will be available to watch on demand 24–48 hours after they are recorded. That said, we strongly encourage you to participate in the live sessions so you can experience the activities and group conversations.

What time commitment is required?

For the free Adaptive Space network

We will announce events and activities each month, and the time required will vary from 60–90 minutes for most live online events to other possible activities such as online discussion or recorded material that allow you to choose your own level of commitment.

For the Adaptive Space Learning Group

The live sessions of the course are two hours each week. If you want to go deeper, there will be optional reading material and exercises offered for those seeking further resources and deeper learning.

Do I need to apply separately to the learning group? Why?

The Adaptive Space network, along with its monthly activities, discussions, and resources, is free to all.

The learning group is a paid offering, and we are curating a gathering limited to 25 leaders and practitioners.

How do I see the details of the learning group, its costs, and how do I apply?

You can read all the details and apply for the learning group on this site.

What if I have questions that aren’t answered here, or I’m still unsure? Can I talk to someone about the program?

Questions? We’re here for you! Click here to email us and request a one-on-one consultation with one of our co-hosts.

As learning group enrollment is limited, please apply as soon as possible.

Adaptive Space

Building capacity to address complex social challenges

Gemma Jiang, PhD

Written by

Founding Director, Organizational Innovation Lab of University of Pittsburgh. Founding host, Pitt u.lab hub. Capacity builder for social transformation.

Adaptive Space

Adaptive Space supports the development of people engaged in the difficult work of social change. If your work at its highest level contributes to the societal shift to greater equity and sustainability, we hope you may find a home here. See adaptive-space.mn.co for more.

Gemma Jiang, PhD

Written by

Founding Director, Organizational Innovation Lab of University of Pittsburgh. Founding host, Pitt u.lab hub. Capacity builder for social transformation.

Adaptive Space

Adaptive Space supports the development of people engaged in the difficult work of social change. If your work at its highest level contributes to the societal shift to greater equity and sustainability, we hope you may find a home here. See adaptive-space.mn.co for more.

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