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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* From Forbes.com
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.