Workshop Leader

Sandra Janoff, PhD, co-developer of Future Search together with Marvin Weisbord, and Director of the Future Search Network, is an international consultant and author who has trained more than 5,000 people worldwide in the use of Future Search principles. She has run meetings for corporations, communities and many UN agencies all over the world.

Sandra Janoff Biography

Marv Weisbord and Sandra Janoff pioneered the “whole system in the room” principle of large group intervention that transforms the capability of diverse groups for cooperative action. 

Marv and Sandra are co-authors of:

 Future Search: An Action Guide to Finding Common Ground in Organizations and Communities
3rd Edition (Berrett-Koehler, 2010)

Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There, Ten Principles for Leading Meetings That Matter
(Berrett-Koehler, 2007)

Lead More Control Less: “Eight Advanced Leadership Skills That Overturn Convention
(Berrett-Koehler, 2015).

ODN (Organization Development Network) has honored the Future Search Network with:

The 2011 ODN Outstanding Global Work Award 

The 2014 ODN Sharing the Wealth Award in Honor of Kathie Dannemiller

Marvin Weisbord is the 2004 recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the International Organizational Development Network which also named his book,” Productive Workplaces“, one of the most influential OD books of the past 40 years.

Sandra Janoff is the 2016 recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Organizational Development Network.


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