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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PAD to the Future – Solvay Pharmaceuticals

PAD to the Future – Solvay Pharmaceuticals

The Division for Pharmaceutical and Analytical Development (PAD) of Solvay Pharmaceuticals (now Abbott) faced the challenge to build a more pro-active division, which continuously improves it work processes. During the development of a new pharmaceutical PAD plays an...

Future Search IKV Pax Christi

Future Search IKV Pax Christi

In a changing context IKV Pax Christi wants to reflect on its role and position, on its niches and added value and on its strategy and priorities. During the Future Search conference that took place on 4-6 February 2013, the staff and some external stakeholders...

Nightingales Future Search

Nightingales Future Search

The Dutch province of Limburg is looking for revitalization as the existing population is ageing and many young people move away to other parts of the Netherlands. The Nightingales scenario project, initiated by HIT Foundation, developed scenarios for the future of...

South-Limburg Connects Leaders, Ideals and Actions

South-Limburg Connects Leaders, Ideals and Actions

Inspiring and connected, those are the feelings that prevail at the end of the two-day Nightingales Future Search that took place in South-Limburg. 52 Limburg leaders -including student, politicians, CEO's and artists, gathered in Castle Vaalsbroek to engage in an...

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: