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Futuring in Action

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Saturday 2nd December is UNESCO World Futures Day! In preparation for this, we are celebrating on Friday 1st December. Join us...

This is an important opportunity to share some of the amazing growth of futures and foresight in Aotearoa and Oceania. This celebration will include a number of short presentations from five futurists in our network. They will share examples of futuring in action - how they use futures in their work and their thinking. Each has a unique story to share.

Speakers & Timetable

11:30 am – Karakia and introductions

11:40 am – Elle Archer | Founder & Director at SMART Development

Impact-Led Leadership - Governance Futures 

Omni-Cultural Leadership: Adapting to, and amplifying change in leadership and strategic planning to anticipate and plan for potential changes in how organisations or societies are governed.

11:55 am – Kristel Griffiths | Strategy and Foresight Advisor at The Pacific Community-SPC

Pacific Pathfinder

A strategic foresight toolkit for Pacific practice. It contains tools to help gather intelligence about the future, explore the dynamics of change, describe our future, create alternative scenarios, and develop and test strategy. The Pacific Pathfinder builds on our Pacific strengths, traditions and knowledge of how to navigate strategically towards a desired future. 

12:10 pm – Harry Silver | Director of Development & Capability at The Big Idea

Learning From the Future of Auckland’s Arts and Culture Sector 

A presentation of a Master of Design project that used an ethnographic experiential futures approach to design artefacts from the future to create and explore alternative futures in the present.

12:25 pm – Matt Scott | Innovation Lead at AsureQuality

Overalls to Labcoats: Applying Futures Thinking to Empower Stakeholders in Meat Inspection

Interactive Futures Thinking workshops enhanced stakeholder engagement, fostered self-ownership, and revealed new possibilities; as meat inspectors reimagined their roles in possible futures scenarios and redefined their own roadmap towards a secure and sustainable future.

12:40 pm – Matau Flanagan | Developmental Evaluator at Tokona Te Raki    

Te Korekoreka - A guide for innovation

Inspired by the wisdom of Ngāi Tahu creation story, Te Korekoreka is a guide that supports us on the journey of personal and collective transformation. It is a way to reconnect with our own mātauranga, and to reclaim the future-making mindset of our ancestors. It seeks to give our own cultural knowledge a purpose in helping us navigate towards a new future. It is our kawa for our approach to our mahi.

12:55 pm – Karakia and close by 1:00pm

About Cheryl

Dr Cheryl Doig is a leadership futurist, weaver and connector, often known as the #futuresaunty. Cheryl has a passion for growing futures literacy and foresight through her company, Think Beyond. She is the founder of the Ōtautahi Futures Collective, Aotearoa Futures and Oceania Futures.

In 2017 Cheryl was a finalist in the NZ Westpac Women of Influence Awards, in the Innovation and Science category. She is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the University of Canterbury, a professional member of the Association for Professional Futurists and a reviewer for the Journal of Future Studies.

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