Have you ever looked back at a decision you make 5 years ago and thought, “Uff da, if I had only known what was just past the horizon…”
Do you wish you had a resident Futurist that could shake her crystal ball and get you some answers?
While Futurist Rebecca Ryan is still perfecting her crystal ball technology, she CAN help you use Strategic Foresight to be prepared for what’s next. Rebecca uses Strategic Foresight to help clients across the United States identify key trends that will impact their communities and businesses in the next 20 years. Over the past 18 years she has been leading the conversation around “What’s next” for cities and municipalities through her consulting company, NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc.
Now, Rebecca is teaching the art of Strategic Foresight at Futurist Camp. Join her and the NGC team at one of two Futurist Camps for an unforgettable experience. Spend 4 days immersed in the art of strategic foresight and walk away ready to engage your community, your workplace and your capital-W-Work in whole new ways.
We are offering TWO Camp experiences this year!
The first is our classic: Futurist Camp at Camp Wandawega, in Elkhorn, WI.
The second is our newest: Futurist Camp at Decatur, GA!
Certificate Add-On for either Camp: $1500 (more info below)
What is Strategic Foresight and How Would it Help You?
Strategic Foresight is the ability to systematically explore the future to identify drivers of change and to consider potential outcomes to form strategic decisions. It is grounded in measurable data, not opinions or conjecture. Engaging in a strategic foresight process gives you and your community/organization a way to look beyond your immediate knowledge and biases, to expand your thinking on what is possible.
What Exactly Will We Cover at Camp?
The curriculum will cover everything you need to know to run a kick-butt foresight process at your organization, and then some. This will include (but not be limited to):
1. The six steps of the Foresight process
2. Master facilitation skills and meeting techniques
3. Storytelling – the secret ingredient in effective futuring.
4. Causal Layered Analysis “CLA”
What Happens After Camp?
You get to work! The learning also continues after Camp ends. All campers are invited to participate in exclusive conference calls after leaving, to extend learning and discuss strategy/problems for your projects. In addition, all campers are eligible to apply for an additional continuation of Camp through Foresight Certification, a designation from NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc. To earn their certification, campers must show they’ve successfully applied strategic foresight to an issue at home within a year of Camp ending. Those who earn their foresight certification will be added to our professional network and may be referred to clients requesting futurist services.
How can you get the most from Futurist Camp?
What’s the Deal with the Certificate?
Campers that add on the Certification option receive direct coaching and support from the NEXT Generation Team as they work on their project over the year following Camp. This includes all Camp webinars, one-on-one phone calls with Rebecca Ryan, and additional as-needed project help from the NEXT Gen Diva Squad. To earn their certification, campers must show they’ve successfully applied strategic foresight to an issue at home within a year of Camp ending. Those who earn their foresight certification will be added to our professional network and may be referred to clients requesting futurist services.
Are You In?
Ready to dive in? Register today! Participation is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot!
Sign up for Futurist Camp at Camp Wandawega here.
Enroll in Futurist Camp Decatur here.
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