The Strategy Paradox: Those who are paid to think strategically spend an average of just 90 seconds to 4.5 minutes per day doing so.

What if you knew what was coming before others did? What if you had a superpower to anticipate the future?

Join professional futurist and economist Rebecca Ryan and her teammates Yasemin Arikan and David Brown will share their playbook - the forces and trends they're anticipating in 2023 and 2024 and the tools they trust to build brighter, more resilient futures.

What:
60 minutes, 3 futurists, 5 weak signals, and a rundown of kick-ass techniques that you, your team, or your community can use to build brighter futures...plus Q&A
Why:
Because knowing what's coming is a competitive advantage
When:
January 25 at 1:00 pm Eastern/Noon Central
Where:
Zoom!!


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Upcoming Event:
From “Boo” to Boo-yah! How to Bring Shine to Online Facilitation
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
4:55 to 4:55 PM Central (Chicago)

Participants who complain about Zoom fatigue haven’t experienced engaging, well-run online meetings. Whether you are a coach, a facilitator, or a team leader, you know that online meetings are here to stay.


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.


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Upcoming Event:
Futures Friday: You, Futurist + Foresight Module 5.1
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
4:55 to 4:55 PM 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!

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Upcoming Event:
Futures Friday: You, Futurist + Foresight Module 4.1
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
4:55 to 4:55 PM 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
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
4:55 to 4:55 PM 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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