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… to join us for these open conversational webinars where we will discuss, unpack and discover how to apply many of the futures thinking / strategic foresight models that are available for us. We are not victims of the future. We can co-create our shared futures, and these keynotes and webinars will show you how.

While the topics may sound intimidating, all of the material is designed to be accessible without any additional studies. Examples are provided to demonstrate how to apply these to different levels of complexity such as to your own career, your family, your organisation or even to city or country levels.

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The next public events

Futures Literacy

The Professional Development Skill we are Missing

12 August 2021 – 9 am SAST

 

For professionals and leaders who need to constantly develop their professional skills, Futures Literacy is an essential but often neglected field. Within the field of Futures Thinking or Strategic Foresight, this skill is the introduction to a powerful world of insight, models and approaches that can help you to steer your organisation through crises to success.

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

Learn LinkedIn for Branding, Positioning and Lead Generation

17 August 9 am – 3.30 pm SAST

LinkedIn is the most effective tool for branding, positioning and lead generation and yet most people only scratch the surface of what is available even on the free version of LinkedIn.

Designed specifically for business use, LinkedIn allows you to demonstrate your expertise, explain your solutions, reach new potential markets and nurture business relationships.

Exponential Leadership for Exponential Times

19 August 2021- 9 am SAST

 

Our exposure to exponential graphs can be plotted on an exponential graph. The change of pace in the world has and continues to escalate and our old models of thinking, decision making, planning and leadership no longer work. We must discard old models and seek and embrace new thinking to cope with the world we are in now and the world that is changing around us.

Without a change of thinking about leadership, we run the risk of effectively leading our teams and companies into ruin.

Linear, local thinking has no place in a quantum, global world.

Futures Literacy

The Professional Development Skill we are Missing

19 August 2021 – 3 pm SAST

 

For professionals and leaders who need to constantly develop their professional skills, Futures Literacy is an essential but often neglected field. Within the field of Futures Thinking or Strategic Foresight, this skill is the introduction to a powerful world of insight, models and approaches that can help you to steer your organisation through crises to success.

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

The Innovation Imperative

9 September 2021- 9 am SAST

 

Innovation is not a department but a mindset. In a world with constant disruptors and an extremely high rate of change, an innovation mindset keeps us flexible and agile enough to respond to both problems and opportunities. In fact, it allows us to uncover opportunities that may be hidden to more traditional thinkers.

Innovation is able to draw from many sources and takes creativity to a new, applicable level in the workplace. It can create new product lines, increase efficiency and profitability, resolve problems and essentially, keep us relevant in a world were those who do not respond and innovate become increasingly irrelevant.

Learn LinkedIn for Branding, Positioning and Lead Generation

14 September 9 am – 3.30 pm SAST

LinkedIn is the most effective tool for branding, positioning and lead generation and yet most people only scratch the surface of what is available even on the free version of LinkedIn.

Designed specifically for business use, LinkedIn allows you to demonstrate your expertise, explain your solutions, reach new potential markets and nurture business relationships.

Fads, Trends and the Meaning of Life

23 September 2021- 9 am SAST

 

Everyone is talking about them. Websites spread fear about their consequences. Businesses reel in anxiety in response to them.

There are thousands of trends and hundreds of thousands of fads. How do you start? What do you pay attention to? Must you get on the bandwagon early or lose out entirely?

How do these fads and trends actually influence your life and business? Will you become bankrupt if you miss one? Which one?

 

 

Futures Literacy

The Professional Development Skill we are Missing

7 October 2021 – 3pm SAST

 

For professionals and leaders who need to constantly develop their professional skills, Futures Literacy is an essential but often neglected field. Within the field of Futures Thinking or Strategic Foresight, this skill is the introduction to a powerful world of insight, models and approaches that can help you to steer your organisation through crises to success.

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

Learn LinkedIn for Branding, Positioning and Lead Generation

12 October 9 am – 3.30 pm SAST

LinkedIn is the most effective tool for branding, positioning and lead generation and yet most people only scratch the surface of what is available even on the free version of LinkedIn.

Designed specifically for business use, LinkedIn allows you to demonstrate your expertise, explain your solutions, reach new potential markets and nurture business relationships.

Designs on the future – How to create a vision for a futures focussed organisation

14 October 2021- 9 am SAST

 

It is not a set of objectives. It is not a picture filled vision board. A powerful vision can help your team navigate challenges that would otherwise destroy them. It can empower and give agency to teams to find new opportunities and solve apparently impossible problems.

The responsibility of crafting a useful vision is an essential task for a futures focussed leader and a skill that needs to be developed for organisational leaders that want to remain relevant.

 

 

Learn LinkedIn for Branding, Positioning and Lead Generation

23 November 9 am – 3.30 pm SAST

LinkedIn is the most effective tool for branding, positioning and lead generation and yet most people only scratch the surface of what is available even on the free version of LinkedIn.

Designed specifically for business use, LinkedIn allows you to demonstrate your expertise, explain your solutions, reach new potential markets and nurture business relationships.

The Future of World of Work – Disrupted, Pivoted and Re-imagined

18 November 2021- 9 am SAST

 

Without robust thinking about what work is and what it looks like, we may fail to recognise fundamental shifts in the world that will make our skills and efforts entirely redundant. We need to be constantly scanning, learning and developing so that we remain relevant and we make our contributions to society in a valuable way.

Work is disrupted, not just by self driving cars and automation, but by health and longevity, by societal pressures on changing values, by the politics of economies.

Futures Literacy

The Professional Development Skill we are Missing

25 November 2021 – 9 am SAST

 

For professionals and leaders who need to constantly develop their professional skills, Futures Literacy is an essential but often neglected field. Within the field of Futures Thinking or Strategic Foresight, this skill is the introduction to a powerful world of insight, models and approaches that can help you to steer your organisation through crises to success.

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

Overcoming the Nostalgia Narrative – How to make your history story shape your future

2 December 2021- 9 am SAST

 

Our narratives, whether personal or cultural or organisational, will literally affect our efforts in the present to prepare us for the future.

The story many people tell about the past is an idealised emotional state rather than an honest representation of history. Alternatively other people have painful memories that evoke unhelpful emotions in the present. Without a clearer picture and honest acceptance of the past, we cannot see clearly into the future.

We can overcome our Nostalgia Narratives to tell better stories to shape our lives.

Past Events

Taboo or Not Taboo - Developing Values for the Future

Taboo or Not Taboo

Developing Values for the Future

 

Conversations that would have been taboo a few years ago are now common dinner chats. At the same time we are becoming more aware of the insensitivities of our language, actions and even pronoun use.

Its not technology or geo-politics or media that causes the most stress as we move into the future. Our discomfort comes from unaligned values and the rapid and often incomprehensible change in values that creates the most problems and concerns.

Reinvention for Business Survival

Reinvention for Business Survival

Not only a personal skill set

 

Irrelevant. Outdated. Old fashioned. These are judgments made not only about too many professionals’ experience but also about companies, associations, products and services. The global pandemic has taught us that we have to be able to reinvent ourselves and our organisations to have any hope of success beyond survival.

In a fast paced, VUCA world, we need to be on constant guard that what we are offering the marketplace is resilient, robust, anti-fragile, innovative and essentially relevant. This cannot be fixed by adding a new product line or taking a new course. We have to have a mindset of constant growth and development, constant learning, and lose our attachment to old ways of defining ourselves and our organisations.

Developing a calm mind in a VUCA world

Developing a calm mind in a VUCA world

 

Volatile. Uncertain. Complex. Ambiguous. Never before has this description applied as appropriately to the world as it does today.

How do we as leaders and citizens, maintain a calm, logical, resourceful mindset in the midst of what often seems to be a chaotic world. How do we set goals, makes plans, formulate strategy in a chaotic, unpredictable world?

Learn to read the signs, signals and symbols of the future

Learn to read the signs, signals and symbols of the future

 

It is possible to learn to read signs that indicate how the future will unfold, and to what extent we can influence it. Futures Literacy gives us a language, an alphabet and others symbols to interpret what we are seeing, and then to determine how to respond.

From fads and trends, to scenario planning, flags indicating which path we are likely to be on, and more, we can learn to read, interpret and discuss the future.

 

Conscious Futurist Charlotte Kemp Keynote Futures

Become the Conscious Futurist that the World Needs Now

 

It is no longer enough to be a conscious leader. As we approach the third decade of the 21st Century, completely unprepared for the global disruption we have experienced, we need to be more than just invested leaders. We need to be more than responsible consumers. We need to become conscious futurists.

We have the opportunity to shape our lives, businesses and world, into something that is better than it was. Being a Conscious Futurist means you grasp the challenge to go beyond the obvious to design a better future.

We can move up a spiral from levels of Survival, through Responsible and Invested to being Conscious Futurist and more.

Prophylactic Philosophy - Preparing for the Future

Prophylactic Philosophy

 

Do you know those people who have a huge mid-life crisis. They are the ones who make major life changes when they hit 40 or 50 or 60. They buy a new sport car, grow their hair long, find a new partner. A little cynical perhaps, but when we are suddenly confronted with a birthday that ends in a zero, or a health crisis, or a global lock down order, we often over react.

We say that we had a huge ‘wake-up call’. What we really mean is that we are forced to stop frantically pursuing the goals we often acquired without thinking and we emerge from a spiritual slumber. But if our systems are not accustomed to large doses of philosophical reflection, then we tend to over react and make extreme decisions that we then later regret.

Don’t Wait Any Longer. Start Learning to Read the Future, Today!