Workshop: How To Think About The Future

What made a business successful in the 20th Century will lead that business to ruin in the 21st Futures Thinking

Moving from confusion and fear to clarity and frameworks

A Futures Thinking Program designed to challenge, disrupt and prepare you for the future.

The Future and the present are linked​

The newspaper headlines are designed to scare us. And many ‘experts’ make confident statements that mislead us. How we view our current reality defines how much agency we believe we have in the future. We can craft new futures that will solve today’s problems.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. Futures Thinking

Let’s talk about the cost.
What happens when your models no longer work?

What this means is that all of your good plans for the future of your company become redundant when they aren’t rooted in a futures thinking model.

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 conversation to your teams, your leaders and decision makers, to foster an appreciation for futures thinking and to salt your conversations with new ways to think about current projects and future sustainability.

What are the program options?

This program can be presented in a short session for inspirational purposes or a longer workshop for learning purposes.

They are designed for teams (with a preferable limit of 20) and will be focussed on your company’s industry sector.

How To Think About The Future Webinar

The team will learn about the models and have the opportunity to discuss them.
R 18,000
  • 1.5 hour session
  • Interactive Presentation
  • E-workbook and guide to fostering conversations

How To Think About The Future Workshop

The team will learn, discuss and practice the models as appropraite to your industry.
R 35,000
  • Full day 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.
Charlotte's presentation had a unique perspective which was very thought provoking. As a futurist she offered very insightful ideas and thought provoking takeaways. She really added something special to our session is clearly an expert in her field.
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 ideas to challenge limiting thinking.

The following models will be covered so that, by the end of the session delegates would be able to initiate their own futures plan for their department, immediately.

  1. The psychological approaches to the future
  2. The Futures Cone – A valuable way to look at the future and understand the variables
  3. The 4 Stages of Futures Thinking
  4. Horizon Scanning – What is coming next
  5. Trend Spotting – How to identify trends and more importantly, Counter Trends
  6. Scenario planning – The most powerful way to prepare for any future
  7. Road Mapping – How to test your new strategies
  8. The 3 Lenses of Futures Thinking – Useful so that you don’t create irrelevant plans
  9. The 3 Levels of Futures Thinking – Mindset, Toolset, Skillset