Otto Scharmer is senior lecturer at MIT, Boston, USA, and co-founder of the Presencing Institute. Otto’s work on Theory U, a methodology and framework for leading change from the emerging future, underlines the importance of seeing, sensing, and presencing as core capacities for change agents. These capacities foster fully becoming aware of a given situation and its latent, highest future possibility and correspond somewhat to the practice of GSW. What is more, Theory U proposes further steps which facilitate the actualizing of this ‘presenced’ future possibility on a micro-, meso-, and macro level. Therefore, in order to inquire into the transformative potential of GSW on a collective scale, this dialogue will bring together the depth of Otto’s action-research-based understanding of systems transformation with Thomas’ contemplative-based understanding of global social witnessing and spiritual transformation.