Future Search

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.

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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.

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: