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Rebecca Ryan, APF
Rebecca Ryan, APF

Collaborate with Gregg Potter

Friday, March 05 at 1 PM Eastern/Noon Central/11 AM Mountain/10 am Pacific

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdeqgrDotGdWi4i2znSWExQYCtlIZkVqa

Everyone talks about "collaboration" but very few do it well. In this power hour, master collaborator Gregg Potter sits down with Rebecca Ryan to discuss

  • The big lessons in his new book;
  • How to use a grocery checkout line to understand true collaboration; and s
  • Something about moving a herd of zebras across Africa...

Gregg is one of the most generous and hilarious people on the planet...and as a master event planner, he used to direct Futurist Camp. We're huge fans of Gregg and know you'll love him, too. Pre-order Gregg's new book about collaboration, Gregg Potter, You Fool.


Signals and Sensemaking Live Panel


Friday, March 19 at 1 PM Eastern/Noon Central/11 AM Mountain/10 am Pacific

Register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtdOyqrT0pEtLeFZDv_KmHA2AgS_734k50

Tina Fey belongs to the "Five Timers Club," a small group of folks who've hosted Saturday Night Live five times or more.

Rebecca's Signals Panel is kinda like this: they're frequent guests because they're so darn popular. Join a live Sensemaking Panel for an up to the minute conversation about the signals foretelling the future of local government.

Panelists:
* Sara Bixby, SWANA
* Dr. Creston Burse
* Steve Craig, VRSA
* Dr. Mark Funkhouser, Funkhouser & Associates
* Ann Gergen, AGRiP
* Dr. Charlie Grantham, APF
* Rebecca Ryan, APF



Navigating the Messy Middle: Part 1 — Overview

Friday, Feb. 05 at 1 pm Eastern/Noon Central/11 am Mountain/10 am Pacific

Recording:

Futurist and economist Rebecca Ryan teaches the “Three Horizons Model,” a framework for navigating between the prior era and the new era.

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Navigating the Messy Middle: Part 2 — Recruiting the Team

Friday, Feb. 12 at 1 PM Eastern/Noon Central/11 AM Mountain/10 AM Pacific

Recording:

In Part 1, you learned the “Messy Middle” framework — how and why to take the leap from a model that no longer works (buh-bye, history!) towards brighter futures. In this workshop, we double-down and talk about how to recruit and build a team that can run effective pilots, evaluate success, and build momentum.

Facilitated by Rebecca Ryan, APF.

This workshop is part of a four-part series designed for leaders and managers who are ready to take the leap: to question their pre-pandemic assumptions and values, imagine a more sustainable and just future, and build the processes, teams, and innovations to bridge the gap.

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Navigating the Messy Middle: Part 3 — Picking Kick-Ass (Pilot) Projects

Friday, Feb. 19 at 1 PM Eastern/Noon Central/11 AM Mountain/10 AM Pacific

Recording:

In Parts 1 & 2, you learned the “Messy Middle” framework and how to recruit and build a great team.

In this workshop, you’ll learn a simple, repeatable process for brainstorming and choosing high-impact pilot projects that require no money and no permission. (I know! It’s like a free lunch!)

Facilitated by Yasemin Arikan, MA.

This workshop is part of a four-part series designed for leaders and managers who are ready to take the leap: to question their pre-pandemic assumptions and values, imagine a more sustainable and just future, and build the processes, teams, and innovations to bridge the gap.

To get up to the minute news about the workshop series, subscribe to our newsletter, http://eepurl.com/cWJno9.


Navigating the Messy Middle: Part 4 — Bonus Episode and Ask Us Anything

Friday, Feb. 26 at 1 PM Eastern/Noon Central/11 AM Mountain/10 AM Pacific

Recording:

In Parts 1, 2 & 3, you learned the “Messy Middle” framework, how to recruit and build a great team, and how to brainstorm and choose high-impact pilot projects.

In this fourth and final workshop, we’ll share bonus tips, respond to your questions, and welcome a special guest (or several) to share their “Messy Middle” lessons

Facilitated by Rebecca Ryan, APF and Yasemin Arikan, MA.

This workshop is part of a four-part series designed for leaders and managers who are ready to take the leap: to question their pre-pandemic assumptions and values, imagine a more sustainable and just future, and build the processes, teams, and innovations to bridge the gap.

To get up to the minute news about the workshop series, subscribe to our newsletter, http://eepurl.com/cWJno9.



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Rebecca Ryan, APF
Rebecca Ryan, APF

Rebecca Ryan captains the ship. Trained as a futurist and an economist, Rebecca helps clients see what's coming - as a keynote speaker, a Futures Lab facilitator, an author of books, blogs and articles, a client advisor, and the founder of Futurist Camp. Check out her blog or contact Lisa Loniello for more information.

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Oxen don't pivot - why 2021 is the year for steady, strategic progress

Forget about making a "pivot." Futurist Rebecca Ryan argues that we've already pivoted. Now it's time to get to work on building brighter futures.

Rebecca Ryan, APF
Rebecca Ryan, APF
Venn diagram illustrating crossover levers, more description of this in the article

Finding the way forward among alternative futures

In strategic foresight, “crossover levers" are strategies that allow us to shift from “What could happen?” to “What are you going to do about it?”

Yasemin Arikan
Yasemin Arikan
pie chart: I spend almost all of my time on things I care about, rather than other things

Developing a futurist’s mindset: stop watching the news and start noticing

How do futurists think? Learn a technique to become a better futurist, visionary, and change maker.

Rebecca Ryan, APF
Rebecca Ryan, APF