What are the top 10 trends for the next ten years? Download the report here.

2024 is expected to be a year of disruption. Times of disruption favor leaders with a clear and relevant vision who are prepared to innovate and take bold action.

In this live event, economist and top-50 professional futurist Rebecca Ryan, APF and her colleague will discuss the threats and opportunities inherent in disruption, plus results of the 2024 Leadership Survey:

* What tailwinds are expected to accelerate progress?

* What headwinds are expected to impede progress?

* What weak signals - early change indicators - have leaders' attention now?

* What "black swans" - unexpected events - could significantly alter the trajectories of American businesses, communities, and nonprofits?

Panelists include:

* David G. Brown, award-winning Chamber executive, catalytic leader and community-builder

* Yasemin Arikan, MA, futurist and social scientist

All registrants will receive:

* 30-day access to the event recording

* A PDF of the report, "Now + Next: Leaders’ Optimism for the Near Term + Concerns About the Future"

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Join three trainers with over 30 years of experience for an information-packed, hands-on workshop where you will learn, experience, and practice 17 techniques to use BEFORE, DURING, and at the CLOSE of online meetings.