Signals of the future are all around us. Join Rebecca Ryan + Friends to kick off our fall Futures Friday series with one of our most popular live events, Signals and Sensemaking.

The panel will share signals and discuss the OECD report, which suggested 24 questions governments and organizations should ask in a post-pandemic world.

Read the report here
, and be ready to share your signals and make sense of what’s happening alongside our experts:

Sara Bixby,
Deputy Director, Solid Waste Assocation of North America (SWANA)
David G. Brown,
President and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Creston Burse,
Chief Information Security Officer, MINACT
Dr. Mark Funkhouser,
CEO, Funkhouser & Associates
Ann Gegen,
Executive Director, Association of Government Risk Pools (AGRiP)
Dr. Charlie Grantham,
APF, Awakening to Wholeness
Rebecca Ryan,
APF, Founder, NEXT Generation Consulting

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Upcoming Event:
Futures Friday: You, Futurist + Foresight Module 5.1
Saturday, October 1, 2022
9:16 to 9:16 AM Central (Chicago)

[ 5.1 ] Practice constructing framing questions with Strategic Doing to start taking action on major strategies.

[ Module 5 ] Doing: How to get to work on the future, starting today. When the plan is done, the real work starts. In this final module, we cover how you can use the Strategic Doing approach to start taking action on major strategies. We will practice constructing "framing questions" that will help you translate strategic directions into high-impact pilot projects. Such projects can help you immediately build momentum for the future and vision you have created.

Pre-reading will be sent via confirmation email following registration. Only registered participants will be able to access the event recording post-event!

Registration link coming soon!

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Upcoming Event:
Futures Friday: You, Futurist + Foresight Module 4.1
Saturday, October 1, 2022
9:16 to 9:16 AM Central (Chicago)

[ 4.1 ] In this session we will explain what crossover levers are and how they are used and practice identifying shared levers between scenarios.

[ Module 4 ] Defining: How to decide on the preferred future you want. In this module, we shift from creating scenarios to actually using them. After asking “What could happen?” it’s now “What are you going to do about it?” The answers are a special set of strategies called "crossover levers." We discuss what exactly such levers are and practice identifying them.

Pre-reading will be sent via confirmation email following registration. Only registered participants will be able to access the event recording post-event!

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Upcoming Event:
Futures Friday: You, Futurist + Foresight Module 3.5
Saturday, October 1, 2022
9:16 to 9:16 AM Central (Chicago)

[ 3.5 ] In this session we will outline or draft two alternative scenarios. This session will wrap up Module 3.

[ Module 3 ] Imagining: How to use stories to challenge people’s thinking about the future.If we want better futures, we need better stories. In this module, we discuss and practice scenario development. What are they? How are scenarios used? What are the characteristics of good ones? What tools and techniques can I use to brainstorm and develop scenarios?

Pre-work will be sent via confirmation email following registration. Only registered participants will be able to access the event recording post-event!

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Upcoming Event:
Futures Friday: You, Futurist + Foresight Module 3.4
Saturday, October 1, 2022
9:16 to 9:16 AM Central (Chicago)

[ 3.4 ] Discuss research and design options for scenarios with our scenario writer extraordinaire, Dr. Kay Daniels, APF.


[ Module 3 ] Imagining: How to use stories to challenge people’s thinking about the future.If we want better futures, we need better stories. In this module, we discuss and practice scenario development. What are they? How are scenarios used? What are the characteristics of good ones? What tools and techniques can I use to brainstorm and develop scenarios?

Pre-reading will be sent via confirmation email following registration. Only registered participants will be able to access the event recording post-event!

Register Now!