We designed and facilitated a ½ day workshop which engaged the critical stakeholders and the senior management of the Ministry in a strategic dialogue on the forces shaping the long-term future of Education in Alberta and their implications for that future.
We won an open competition to develop the methodologies and design for an 18 month, citizen engagement project that will develop an integrated fifty-year strategy for the landscapes of southern Alberta.
Alberta Environment/Alberta Energy:
We trained departmental staff, over several months, to see, think and use a variety of systems methods.
Alberta, Executive Council:
We designed and facilitated a process to begin to embed strategic foresight in the top levels of the Public Service in the Government of Alberta.
Calgary Information Port Task Force:
We chaired and facilitated a twelve person groups of senior Calgary executives an 18-month exploration of the nature and implications of the emerging information economy and society. We met 47 times, almost always over a meal. The work we did formed a good deal of the framework of the Government of Alberta’s $1.5b Information Technology strategy.
Canmore Visioning Project:
We made substantial contributions to the conception, design and facilitation of a ten month project sponsored by the Mayor and Council of Canmore. The Mining The Future project involved a critical mass of adult citizens in the work of exploring the forces driving change, engaging in sustained dialogue with one another and developing a vision statement of a preferred future for Canmore to 2025.
Clean Air Strategic Alliance:
We designed and facilitated a strategic foresight training program that was part of the front end of a major strategic planning process.
Dublin Institute of Technology:
We designed and facilitated a ½ day strategic dialogue on the nature of strategic foresight and the value and characteristics of a strategic foresight network for Ireland.
We designed and facilitated a one-day workshop that introduced the Board and management of this organization to the work of shaping their own future through the practice of strategic foresight.
Executive Council, Government of Alberta:
We worked with the Deputy Minister of Executive Council to design and deliver a process by which selected Deputy Ministers could become familiar enough with Strategic Foresight 2.0 to recognize and utilize high quality work.
International Policy Governance Association:
We played the role of elder advisor during their strategic planning session.
We contributed to the design and keynoted a Justice Canada Policy Retreat.
Mountain Equipment Co-op:
We coached and advised the Futures Committee of the Board and their consultants regarding appropriate methods to use in a two year strategic foresight initiative.
The National Research Council of Canada:
We won an open competition to identify and research: (1) the complex, swampy and strategic issues that Canada and the world will face by 2020, (2) the type of technologies that will be required to deal with such issues and (3) the national culture and support systems that Canada must develop in order to attend to such issues and utilize such technologies.
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs:
We briefed senior managers on strategic foresight, advised them on the establishment of an internal foresight unit and conducted a half-day foresight think tank on the emerging bio-economy.
The Governance Coach:
We designed and facilitated a three-month process that culminated in a two day training workshop. The focal question: How can strategic foresight be integrated into the practice of policy governance.
The Governance Coach:
We designed and delivered a two day workshop in the basics of Strategic Foresight 2.0. The focus was on the ways strategic foresight can add value to consultants whose practice focusses on Policy Governance. Prior to the workshop we eased the participants into a strategic foresight mentality by means of three 2 hour Fuse based conversations.
Western Canada Futures Exploration Group:
We put together and facilitated a cross-sector group of senior executives for an 18-month exploration of the forces, dynamics, drift and surprises of societal change. The group met some of the major voices then emerging on the edge of the culture in settings from Manitoba to Victoria to San Francisco. The group included CEOs, Deputy Ministers and a minister of the United Church of Canada.