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.
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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On 1 September, around 80 key stakeholders of the Palestinian agricultural sector agreed on a common ground for change towards a more innovative and sustained agricultural sector in Palestine. They had been working together during a three days interactive Future...
Government officials, ICT partners, trade unions representatives, senior and middle management as well as technical, commercial and support staff come together in Dar es Salaam in May 2016 to discuss the future of the Tanzanian Telecommunications Company (TTCL). ...
On the 6th of March, the Department of Engineering and Architecture of Ghent University gathered to explore their future. In a ‘Teletijdscafé’ orchestrated by Han Rakels, faculty, staff and students brainstormed about engineering challenges and how indies, archies and...
Future Search training for participatory policy development to increase participation of women in the higher education sector in Yemen. A group of 30 stakeholders participated in a Future Search in Addis Ababa to lay a foundation for a policy to improve participation...
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) will have the capacity to plan, facilitate and follow-up “participatory policy development” using Future Search as an instrument, and will have initiated the development of policies for the higher education...
CARE Burundi is reconsidering its role and is moving from the implementation of projects -together with its partners- towards the role of catalyst and facilitator for the partner organisations. This change foresees more independent and sustainable partner...
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: