At The Futures Forum, we believe that the key to creating sustainable futures is the ability of decision makers to understand the dynamics of change for organizations, institutions and communities, at the local, national and global levels. Whether addressing the challenge of deciding on information technology investment in a company, or waste management technology for a city, or energy technology for a country; or the challenge of exploring policy options for the ocean industry sector, managing the complex decisions that frame the future, requires skilful strategic foresight.
The Futures Forum is a not-for-profit education and research practice established to improve longrange thinking and planning for the future through thought leadership, research and development, advocacy, and education and training. Not just for futurists, we support organizations, communities, and industry, to create preferred futures. We bring together the systemic lens of science, engineering and technology to help to explore how to take more effective decisions and actions in the face of the complex, multifaceted issues that threaten the common good. We assist in navigating the landscape of future challenges, examining issues that have no easy answers, and where traditional analytical approaches often fail to address our dynamic reality.
We add value to the strategy creation process by the use of foresight tools and processes in the strategic thinking component of strategic planning. By combining the skills of technology assessment, technology foresight and artistry of storytelling, our strategic foresight practice is aimed at developing the capacities of individuals, organizations and communities to thrive and to create thriving and sustainable futures.
Through our for-profit arm, Sagient Futures LLC, we also undertake consultancies, and confidential research activities for organizations in the private sector who seek support to create sustainable futures.
FEATURE Global Development Futures 2030
GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT FUTURES 2030 INTIATIVE
TFF is taking the lead to establish a Community of Practice on Global Development Futures for the Wolrd Future Society. TFF Chief Ideaton Leader will be Special Guest Editor of THE WORLD FUTURE REVIEW on global development challenges, solutions, and prospects for the year 2030, looking beyond 2015 and the current MDGs.
The diverse array of essayists and experts lined up to participate include futurists and development experts from Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. The themes being covered under the overarching theme "How We Share Our Future" include global challenges such as energy, food, space, health, and inequality.
The project also envisages targeting the participation of youth under 35, in articulation of their views of pending problems and potential solutions, as well as a curated blog with 365 bloggers.
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FUTURES OF WOMEN 2030 Thought Experiment
in our Futures of Women 2030 Thought Experiment
FUTURE METER What should World Bank do to address global inequality?
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NEWS & EVENTS
World Future Society
Women in STEM
Black Womens Roundtable Summit
March 24, 2014
Futures of Women 2030:
March 15, 2014
Keynote: Future of Immigration
Black Women Empowerment Network
Medgar Evers College
March 14, 2014
Keynote: How Women Can Help Win The Future?
Pan-African Women Legislative Assembly
Nigeria House, NY
March 1-8, 2014
Shaping The Future History of Women
Online Dialogues @FutureTense
January 21, 2014
Keynote: The Future and You
Student Assembly at University of the West Indies
December 6, 2013
Keynote: The Future of CARICOM-CUBA Relations
Caucus of CARICOM Ambassadors
September 4-6, 2013
Closing Speaker: Caribbean Images and Icons 2030
World Future Society Conference
Workshop: Telling Tales of Two Cities
May 27, 2013 8:00am
ImpactInvestment:Creating More Inclusive Economies
Jamaica Stock Exchange
By invitation only
May 13, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
Participatory Workshop: Beyond 2015
"Development Futures 2030"UnConference Event
Global Diaspora Forum
Ronald Reagan Trade Center
April 18, 2013
Nelson honored with Outstanding Industrial Engineer Award
West Lafayette, Indiana
March 15, 2013
Keynote: "On Mastering Change"
RUBIS ENERGY JAMAICA
Montego Bay Jamaica
December 5, 2012
Keynote: "A Quest for Excellence"
"Best Practice Awards Gala"
Jamaica Stock Exchange
WORKSHOPS on DEMAND
SMART FORESIGHT for SMEs..
.... Sustainable, Measurable, Anticipatory, Resilient, Tactical
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DEFLECTION POINTS: A Call to Integral Development Futures
forthcoming Fall 2014, Wasteland Press
DECEMBER 8-10, 2012: Future of the Caribbean Sea Academic Exchange
with Development Foresight Institute and University of the West Indies, Mona.
MAY 17, 2012
-- Development Futures 2030: The Future of the World Bank, Dinner Meeting, National Capital Chapter of the World Future Society, Bethesda, MD.
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