Long-term Thinking

LENGTH MATTERS: How might we bring a long-term perspective to near-term decisions? Consumers, organizational leaders and politicians make daily decisions that will affect our families, communities, prosperity and habitat for decades into the future. How would our culture and world be different if we made decisions in consideration of the well-being of our children’s children, rather […]

Designing a Future for our Future: Personal Foresight

Get ready for The Multiplicity. This workshop engaged participants to co-create multiple personal futures in large and small group collaboration. This social design experiment in personal foresight generated the creation of possible personal scenarios for the challenging next-future term possibilities. We started by creating a personal profile for the Low Tech Social Network. Communities listed […]

The Meta-Design of Dialogues as Inquiring Systems

About 30 participants attended the first DwD of 2012 (Jan 11). This educational session explored the relationship of systems inquiry to dialogue. Small groups facilitated their own learning to identify knowledge profiles and to design dialogic inquiries that would best address a selected area of concern. There’s a multitude of ways to conduct dialogues.  Which […]

A Question of Questions

Can a powerful question change the world? Why do some questions motivate people to deeply reflect and act? The creation and sharing of a catalyzing question is a generative act, it creates a point of view. Such a true question provokes a deep response and outlook. Great questions are the inspiration of research, journalism, strategy, […]