Futures Literacy

The Professional Development Skill we are Missing

The Urgency of Futures Thinking

If we do not understand the alphabet or the language of a country or a field, then we cannot communicate clearly in that space. We are unable to read the signs, hear the warnings, see the opportunities. We are illiterate and vulnerable.

Futures Literacy gives you those building blocks to start to read the future so that you can use the models to make substantial plans to craft your preferred future.

Futures Literacy is essential

Understand Time

To read the future, we must have an understanding of the past and a respect for time.

Learn the Characteristics of the Future

Both Inbound and Outbound drivers influence the future, which can be defined as Possible, Plausible, Preferable and more.

Get a handle on change

Understanding how change happens, how we respond to it and how to work with change, is essential to embracing the future.


If we don’t know what we want from the future, it is very difficult to plan towards it and impossible to invite others into it.


This message is available as a keynote too. It is perfect for introducing new futures conversations, initiating change in an organsiation and for professional development of key personnel such as

  • Leaders and board members
  • Business owners
  • Innovators and change agents
  • HR
  • Marketing, sales and product development
  • Policy champions and lobbyists
The book is also available to be co-branded (in print or virtual) for a conference or sponsor and to include additional contributions from the client.

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