Strategic Approaches to the Future: Explorations in Institutional and Personal Development

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Strategic Approaches to the Future: Explorations in Institutional and Personal Development, February 26-27, 2013, International House-Northwestern University, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Envisioning the future is something that we all regularly do.

We like to anticipate or forecast the future by creating models and scenarios rooted in the empirical and the critical. Our future outlook in most cases is shaped by our life perspectives, social contexts, and personal experiences.

In recent times, however, with the advent of technology, one has to digest vast amounts of information to be able to determine the issues that might shape our individual and collective future. While data and technology is useful, there are other issues that are beyond or outside current paradigms.

These may, if properly explored, provide new inputs and could, if applied strategically, transform how we create knowledge, strategy, plans, and budgets. In a world that is experiencing rapid shifts in culture, social patterns and mindsets, the way individuals perceive and interpret the world (worldviews) plays a significant role in strategic development.

The inner signals of change and the need to construct a sense of self are an emerging narrative and approach in institutional and personal development. The importance of authenticity, creativity and self-transformation is expected to drive growth in the 21st century.

This two day workshop will impart some of the most powerful exploratory devices, concepts, and strategies in strategic futures practice. It aims to capacitate individuals and organizations to explore many aspects of their future.

The focus is to enable participants to design their own personal and institutional pathways and enhance their foresight capacities for adaptive response and strategic renewal in their organizations.

The Center for Engaged Foresight, De La Salle University Manila, Northwestern University, Futures Evocative Australia and the Gogol Project collaborates and happy to invite everyone to join and learn from each other! For inquiries email please email us at engagedforesight@gmail.com or contact us at 0947-963-9858.

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