There are prevailing narratives in the world about Africa, but perhaps it is time we wrote our own stories about our future. This programme aims to introduce new narratives, and new models that we can use to craft potential futures scenarios that satisfy our hopes and dreams for Africa.
The theme of the Workshop is about developing positive futures scenarios for Africa, but the primary goal is to teach and transmit the Futures Thinking models and tools that allow organisations to craft new futures.
Futures Thinking, or Strategic Foresight, is a set of tools that allow organisations to gather intelligence, manage change, and most importantly to describe new futures with practical plans to realise them.
While we change the narrative of what is possible in Africa, by sharing data and stories, we also want to offer the tools that can be used to recreate these opportunities in your organisation.
Futures thinking (or Strategic Foresight) is a professional development skill that can be used by leaders in Africa, to understand, assess and determine what is coming as well as redirect our focus to aim to a better future. It allows us to prepare for eventualities as well as draw closer to preferred futures.
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This symposium program includes pre and post agenda meetings, in-person sessions and a day outing to see Futures In Action.
On our first day we unpack the inspiring and hopeful message of a positive scenario for Africa. Drawing from the content of the book, 'Africa:On the Cusp of an Economic Miracle' first presented by Yelang Prue Jinka, we will explore 7 areas where Africa sits poised to take advantage of special and sometimes unique, circumstances.
This session will be presented by either or both of the authors and a copy of the book will be presented to each delegate.
On our second day we will use and practice some of the futures tools available to unpack, workshop and create scenarios for some of the lessons from Day 1. We will explore the likely scenarios of pursuing positive developments versus the alternative scenarios.
This session will be presented by Charlotte Kemp who will share academic and business models to develop good futures scenarios.
Delegates will receive a comprehensive set of notes, models, scenarios and trends for use in their own organisations.
On our final day we will have a field trip and visit 3 innovative and futures focussed organisations in Cape Town in the agriculture, education and scientific spaces.
These visits will help to build innovative networks and provide demonstrations of companies using futuristic tools to have successful businesses now and into the future.
The conference fees for each delegate includes:
Each company represented by a delegate will also receive:
International Futures Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader, Charlotte Kemp is also an author with 7 titles on Amazon.
She holds the position of President-Elect of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), is a past president of the Professional Speakesr Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and is a professional member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF).
Speaker, Consultant, Founder and Executive Producer of TV channel, All Access Africa, Yelang Prue Jinka is a diversity and intercultural communication specialist and an emerging thought-leader in her field.
It is Yelang's White Paper "Africa: On the Cusp of an Economic Miracle" that this symposium is based on.
Speaker, coach and story engineer, Bruce Wade bases his work on the Strategic Narrative Methodology, 7 Laws of Sustainable Innovation.
He is an author of over 20 books, a Professional Speaker and the past Association President of the Professional Speaking Association of Southern Africa.
Administration and conference support is offered by Voices Into Africa, an African events company focussed on supporting the speakers and speaking profession in Africa.
We know that we cannot change does not happen in a single symposium, but we can introduce new ideas to challenge limiting thinking.
The following content will be covered during the 3 day event, with additional support offered before and after the symposium.
The option of additional leadership coaching or in-house work at a company’s premises, can be discussed for those organisations wanting to make more substantial changes.
Pricing does not include delegate’s travel, visa, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners and other incidentals.