METHODS

Future Search

A Future Search conference brings 50 – 500 representatives of different interest groups into a two to three day dialogue. The result: shared goals, achieved through an interactive and dynamic planning process. The process enables people to transform their ability to take drastically different actions very quickly and helps them to take responsibility for their own planning.

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Finding common ground in face of the future

Future Searches have been run in every part of the world and sector of society. The Future Search conference theme is of vital importance and is a “burning” question or issue that evokes the passion of stakeholders in face of their future.

Future Search initiatives have actively contributed to positive change in the world.

What it achieves
The main deliverable of the conference is “the system” having discovered what it is ready, willing and able to do by accessing innate needs for meaning. It identifies the topics and actions that key stakeholders can commit to and which are considered as most critical to sustainable change. Typical results are shared visions, draft policies, strategic frameworks, process designs and action plans owned by all stakeholders.

Perspectivity is a member of the Future Search Network.

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Paradigm change for water supply in Mozambique

Paradigm change for water supply in Mozambique

Local stakeholders find their own solution for water resource management in the Zambezi Valley in Mozambique  How do we sustainably make use of the water resources in the Zambezi Valley? Resources which are of vital social and economic importance for the people...

Social Lab Debt Relief Amsterdam

Social Lab Debt Relief Amsterdam

"Can you facilitate a lab for improving debt relief services in Amsterdam? We already have a framework with ambitions and themes. Now we want to bring policy makers and practitioners together to design a development program including concrete first steps." This was...

Future Search on Suicide Prevention in Belfast

Future Search on Suicide Prevention in Belfast

Parts of inner city Belfast in Northern Ireland have an enduring legacy of deprivation from 30 years of civil war. Indices on socio-economic aspects of life demonstrate much poorer prospects than other places in the UK and Europe. People are more likely to be in poor...

Shaping team ambitions and action plans together

Shaping team ambitions and action plans together

"How do we realise an agile P&C team and how do we optimally contribute to strategic planning and control at Noorderpoort?" That is the central question for the Planning & Control (P&C) team of Noorderpoort, a large regional educational centre (ROC)...

Our toolbox

In our work, we use a broad range of methodologies and approaches that lean on decades of experimental research. We gratefully build on the theories and concepts developed by our teachers and colleagues. To achieve sustainable results, we determine which method fits every project best. 

Methods we frequently use: