A Future Search conference brings together 50 to 500 representatives of different interest groups. A two to three day dialogue is facilitated, which results in the formulating of shared goals. This is achieved through an interactive and dynamic planning process, which enables people to transform their ability to take drastically different actions very quickly and helps them to take responsibility for their own planning.
Finding common ground in face of the future
Future Searche conferences have been run in every part of the world and in every sector of society. The Future Search conference theme is of vital importance: it 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.
On the 22-24 June 2022, representatives of nine different stakeholder groups (73 delegates) came together to discuss the future of women entrepreneurship in Kenya. This Future Search initiative was organized by the Center for the Promotion of Imports (CBI). CBI...
Co-creating a national agenda for a nature inclusive society in Deurne with OFL
A participatory online roundtable to shape together the future of the Egyptian IT Outsourcing workforce.
Perspectivity led a large and intensive co-creation process for shaping Buurtteams (neighbourhood teams) Amsterdam.
How does Future Search look like in real life?
What is the philosophy behind Future Search?
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: