IDEASThe Faculty


Dr. Peter Senge

is a Senior Lecturer at t he Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the founding chairman of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), a global community of corporations, researchers, and consultants committed "to increase our capacity to collectively realize our highest aspirations and productively resolve our differences through the mutual development of people and institutions".

The Journal of Business Strategy (September 1999) named him a "Strategist of the Century", one of twenty-four men and women who have had the greatest impact on the way we conduct business today.





Dr. C. Otto Scharmer

is a Senior Lecturer at MIT and the founding chair of ELIAS (Emerging Leaders Innovate Across Sectors). He also is the chair of the Presencing Institute and a visiting professor at the Center for Innovation and Knowledge Research, Helsinki School of Economics. Scharmer has consulted with global companies, international institutions, and cross-sector change initiatives in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

He has co-designed and delivered award-winning leadership programs for client organizations including Daimler, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Fujitsu. He introduced the theoretical framework and practice called "presencing" in Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges (2007), and in Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society (2005), co-authored with Peter Senge, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers. More information about Scharmer and his work can be found www.ottoscharmer.com and www.presencing.com





Frans Sugiarta

has recently completed a leadership program at Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US. Frans is also one of the co-designer of IDEAS Indonesia program. Focusing his interest in Learning Organization, Frans has been working as lecturer, coach and mentor for a wide range of audience starting to youth to leaders in many organization both domestic and abroad.






Dr. Ben Chan

is lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Business Creation at Singapore Management University. He is also the Executive Director of Singapore's Young Entrepreneurship Development Centre, a resource centre where young entrepreneurs come for counseling, training and consultation on their venture creation and social enterprise.






Shobi Lawalata, Ph.D.

is a Learning Facilitator and also Division Manager at United in Diversity.  She completed her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from University of California, Berkeley, in 2011, with years of university teaching experience. Since her graduation, she has dedicated herself towards societal transformation through UID’s learning programs.  Shobi is a graduate of IDEAS Indonesia program, and has worked with various governmental, civil society, and business institutions to facilitate their learning and leadership.