Peter Senge

Senior Lecturer at MIT, Society for Organizational Learning, Founding Chair

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900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301

Peter Senge is a Senior Lecturer at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Founding Chair of the Society of Organizational Learning (SoL), a global network of people and institutions working together for systemic change. His work centers on promoting shared understanding of complex issues and shared leadership for creating healthier human systems. Today, this involves major cross-sector collaborative projects focused on global food systems, climate change, circular (zero waste) business models and regenerative economies, and youth leadership and the future of education.

Peter is the author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (over two million copies sold worldwide), co-author of the three related fieldbooks, Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Society, and Organizations and most recently, The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World. The Fifth Discipline was recognized by Harvard Business Review as “one of the seminal management books of the last 75 years,” and by the Financial Times as one of five “most important” management books. The Journal of Business Strategy named him as one of the 24 people who had the greatest influence on business strategy in the 20th century. Peter has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University (where he received the F.E. Terman senior engineering award) and a Masters and Ph.D. from MIT.


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Stanford University
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