The Future begins now! - a course in handling conflict.
A course for Varbergs Kommun Bockstens School with
11 participants. Presentation of practical techniques
and related practice exercises including: Basic Values
Charts; what is respect? (Participants definitions),
how one, actually shows respect, how one calms an
angry or frustrated person, how one can validate others
views without agreeing with them, how one changes
a conflict to a conversation.
Possibilities and methods for Malmö College 2015.
A Lecture for 35 members of the leadership which highlights
what a vision is and the different processes for creating
one. Why do so many want a vision? Futures Studies,
desired scenarios, core values, today's trends, parts
of a vision.
Story telling and the changing of values all over
the world. Story telling and the changing of values
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What is happening in the world around us and how
is it impacting us? Workshop for 15 persons in
future product development for a leading adult education
company. Goal: to stimulate thoughts about the world
outside the company and effects that trends that can
have on a company's product array. Included: today's
trends, trend analysis, what this means for the organization,
what is desirable and what is possible. Tools that
were used were trends, Futures Wheel, possibility/desirability
Leadership training for a city staff of about
10 people. The goal was to understand the leadership
group's way of handling change and long-range thinking
in relation to other powers within the city. Basic
tools were the Futures Style Inventory, exercises
and discussion. Subjects were: Personal styles, the
group's style and what this means for cooperation
with other parts of the system.
Scenario process. A scenario process was held
for 100 participants from city government and local
business in order to create a desirable scenario that
would describe the future of the city. Participants
were elected officials, department heads, small, female
and young company owners from all different fields
plus larger companies involved in production, IT and
construction. The Goal: to stimulate active participation
in creating a vision between the city and its businesses.
During half day meetings with smaller groups lasting
several weeks, the groups worked with trends, trend
analysis and scenario writing. Four scenarios outlines
were written in small groups which became the four
scenarios that were presented before a large gathering
where all who participated attended.
Development of six project leaders for an international
European Union sponsored project "Trend Breakers".
Goal: to spread the concept of "Building the
FutureTM" (FramtidsbyggetTM and test our ability
to teach the model to others. Methods were lectures,
roll play, video, learning by doing and discussion.
The concept of "Building the futureTM" what
is Futures Studies, futures tools, paradigms, choosing
participants and administration were taught.