Programme: Employee Engagement with Futures Thinking

If the present is so stressful, how can your team even start to prepare for the future?

Our organisations cannot move forward if our people are not coping.

Whether it is the Wall Street Journal, Forbes or the Daily Maverick, everyone is talking about employee ...

Fatigue and
Burn out

If the regular approaches to these issues are not solving the problem, then perhaps you would like a fresh and novel approach.

Traditional ways of dealing with staff stress don't work

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While all of these are certainly helpful and desirable in a a healthy workplace (apart from the kale bars) they only address the surface issues that our people are facing. The do not address the real and deep concerns about their futures.

Let’s talk about the cost.

What happens when your team is not coping?

There are even more challenges at a second level with ongoing projects that fail to evolve as they should and become burdens instead of introducing new culture.

What this means is that if your people are stressed about the future, then all of your projects and plans will be undermined. It will waste your investments and lose you good people.

The Future and the present are linked​

The newspaper headlines would have us believe that the world has never been in so much of a mess. But the perspective that futures thinking gives us, is that this is simply not true.

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorry quote futures thinking

Every generation has its challenges, but while we are overwhelmed by the current circumstances we have neither the energy to deal with today nor the capacity to create tomorrow.

If we do not invest our attention on tomorrow, then we will fail to spot new commercial opportunities and we will not identify potential disastrous threats.

With the perspective of futures thinking, and a belief that we have some agency over the future, we and our employees and teams, will have have a better today and a more profitable tomorrow.

What is this program good for?

Futures thinking (or Strategic Foresight) is a professional development skill that all leaders should strive to develop if they want their own careers, and their organisations, to be sustainable. It is the new essential organisational skill.

This program is designed to introduce this conversations to teams, team leaders and managers, possibly with a view to developing these skills further for benefit in other parts of the organisation.

What are the program options?

Bring your whole team on the Employee Engagement Session or choose the Leaders and Managers session for the whole leadership team. The full workshop is longer and works for the whole team and relevant leaders. It is best to have a maximum number of 20 delegates.

Employee Engagement Session

Team members learn about futures thinking and work through an analogy to develop new ways to approach the uncertainty they may be facing.
$ 950
  • 1 hour session
  • Interactive Presentation
  • E-workbook

Leaders and Managers Session

Leaders learn about futures thinking and the analogy so that they can develop better ways of leading their teams through their futures challenges
$ 1100
  • 1.5 hour session
  • Interactive Presentation
  • E-workbook and guide to fostering conversations

Full workshop for all delegates

Teams and leaders work together, through the analogy so that they can co-create relevant and powerful futures plans for their organisation.
$ 2000
  • 3 hour workshop
  • Interactive session with breakouts
  • E-workbook and printable models and discussion guides

All sessions above are for virtual presentations on the platform of your choice. In person sessions will be quoted separately. Bespoke workshops can be arranged.

All sessions also come with
– the relevant e-workbook
– as well as a short post-course video series to reinforce the learnings
– and an ebook copy of ‘Futures Alchemist’

These prices are relevant until end November 2022.

Meet your Futures Facilitator, Charlotte Kemp

Charlotte Kemp International Futurist Keynote Speaker

Charlotte Kemp is a professional, international futurist keynote speaker and workshop leader.

She holds leadership positions in the local speakers association (PSASA), is the President-Elect of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF) and is a professional member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF).

These roles mean that she has global experience and perspective and good insight into the range of change management topics dealt with by her speaker and futurist colleagues.

For you, that means that she can source and bring the latest and most relevant learning to your teams.

Hear from previous delegates and clients ​

Charlotte provided us with a solid set of tools so that one can face the future with more confidence, make more informed decisions, and feel some peace and certainty in the midst of other people’s chaos.​
For a few minutes we were transported decades ahead, only to be placed back into the present to begin wondering - when, how and what can we do to capture these opportunities for our business, faster?
She is great, gives her attention, warm, good listener and easy to work with. What I also loved was how she aligned and linked what seemed to be just a conversation, to my actual work. I will recommend anytime. I am a happy and thrilled client. Thank you!
What Charlotte speaks about is contemporary, relevant, and urgent for business today. She helped us understand ... to have greater clarity on how to read the trends. I recommend in-depth sessions with Charlotte as an essential risk-mitigation strategy.
I first attended one of Charlotte's webinars during the pandemic and the timing could not have been more perfect. As our world was being upended, her talk on understanding change and how to respond to it was most illuminating. If you're looking for someone to break down strategic foresight or Futures Literacy to help your business I would definitely reach out to Charlotte. As she says, this is the professional development skill you might be missing.
I have attended Charlotte's webinars and found them to be detailed, insightful, and useful for both professionals as well as people who are just beginning their futures journey. I strongly recommend working with her

Let us discuss the content

We know that we cannot change someone’s mindset in a single workshop, but we can introduce new thinking to challenge limiting thinking.

The model is in 3 parts:

The Map – A map of time with a narrative of where we have come from, how we see our present moment in time, and where we may possibly go in the future – with options to uncover our fears or expectations.

The Compass – A compass is essential when we need to navigate new territory. This compass encompasses all the models that we could use to prepare full, comprehensive futures strategies. For our purposes we will use the 4 cardinal points of the compass for a 4 stage approach to futures plans. 

The Guide – In this session, Charlotte is your guide but it is important to pass on the skills, insight and ability for leaders to be able to lead their teams into the future. Ultimately, we are all natural futurists and with some intention, we can become better futurists and craft preferable futures for our organisations.