Aliki Nicolaides Ed.D, is Associate Professor of Adult Learning, Leadership and Adult Development at the University of Georgia in the program of Learning, Leadership and Organization Development. Dr. Nicolaides seeks to optimize vital developmental conditions for adults, groups and systems to learn and grow. Through the past decade of research and teaching, she has developed a theory of learning-from-and-within-complexity called 'Generative Learning'. This theory highlights and explores how adults may learn from within the complexity and ambiguity that is so prevalent in this period of 'liquid' modernity. Specifically, her work suggests that under certain conditions and with intentional scaffolding, encounters with ambiguity and complexity can evoke deep learning and reveal hidden potential that can generate more timely, sustainable action.