Public Workshops 

Future Search Network offers two different public workshops presented by Sandra Janoff, PhD, Director of Future Search Network, President of Future Search Associates.

Continuing Education (CE) credits are available for all workshops. 

NEW SEMINAR

Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! – Leading Meetings that Matter – Principles and Practice

An interactive seminar in leading meetings that matter for those who want to take
a deeper plunge into managing meetings and managing yourself.

With Sandra Janoff, Ph.D., Co-founder, with Marvin Weisbord, of Future Search Network,
Co-Developer of Future Search and Recipient of the ODN Lifetime Achievement Award.

Location: Six 2.5-Hour, Online Sessions

Dates:  September 13, 14, 15, and 20, 21, 22, 2021

Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! – Leading Meetings that Matter – Principles and Practice
In this seminar, we will explore the realms of practice beyond traditional models, methods and techniques. We will go more deeply into personal and structural issues for leading interactive meetings. Using real issues, we will discover the essentials of controlling what you can and letting go of what you can’t control. 

Learn to focus on structure rather than behavior. Let people take responsibility and manage themselves – leading to higher motivation and greater creativity!
You will learn a philosophy, principles and actions that produce superior results while reducing your need to control. These skills will support your online work with diverse groups and complex problems. 
 
Workshop Agenda includes:
  • Include the Right People – Doing It Now, Doing It Fast
  • Control Structure, Not People – Leading Organizations, Teams, Task Forces, and Committees
  • Disrupt Fight or Flight – Subgrouping as a Leadership Art
  • Welcome Anxiety – Managing Tension, Managing Yourself
  • Avoid “Taking It Personally” – Stepping up to Authority Projections
  • Encounter the “Whole Elephant” – Acting Decisively With Full Knowledge
  • Let Everybody Be Responsible – Sharing Risk, Increasing Initiative
  • Surface Unspoken Agreements – Finding Common Ground When You Least Expect It

CE credits are available for this Seminar!

Dates and Times: All Times are EDT – Eastern Daylight Time, US:
Session 1: Monday, September 13, 2021 | 10am – 12:30pm*
Session 2: Tuesday September 14, 2021 | 10am– 12:30pm*
Session 3: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 10am – 12:30pm*
Session 4: Monday, September 20, 2021 | 10am – 12:30pm*
Session 5: Tuesday, September 21, 2021| 10am – 12:30pm*
Session 6: Wednesday, September 22, 2021| 10am – 12:30pm*
*Critical learning will take place in small groups between sessions.

 

Continuing Education (CE) Credits are available for Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists, Educators, and Nurses. Click here for CE Information and Purchase.
Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There!
Leading Meetings That Matter Online
January 5,6,7 and 12,13,14, 2021 Dr. Sandra Janoff, CE Credits (15) 

NOW REGISTERING – Another new seminar 

FUTURE SEARCH in VIRTUAL SPACE®

A  Leadership Workshop that brings Future Search online.  

 Future Search Training goes Virtual
Since 1991 more than 5,000 people, working in every sector, around the world, have attended the face-to-face workshop known as “Managing A Future Search.” Participants have gone on to stimulate positive social, technological and economic cooperation around the globe. The workshop goal has always been to provide participants the tools, insights and support to manage successful Future Searches. Now we bring you the additional tools and techniques to allow you to run a Future Search in Virtual Space — whether completely on-line or hybrid.

The Technology
We developed Future Search in Virtual Space (FSVS) with Bluescape, a sophisticated, secure, visual platform used globally in large enterprises. We chose to partner with Bluescape (because it’s awesome) and we can provide participants with access to “time lines,” “mind maps,” “creative scenarios,” “common ground,” small group and large group dialogues with all the interactivity of a Future Search meeting. It really is a lovely experience!

Future Search in Virtual Space  – A Unique Opportunity
We know that the principal of “everybody improving whole systems” is transformative. There is so much brokenness in the world today. We are energized about our readiness to respond, enabling people to cross boundaries and address seemingly intractable problems. FSVS offers the opportunity for more and more of us around the planet to participate in the battle against climate change, education inequities, social injustice and more. Imagine taking on these problems while cutting back on our carbon footprint. FSVS provides your sponsor a robust, secure process that works and your participants an online tool they can easily use, with no need to be a trained techie.

Continuing Education (CE) credits are available for this workshop. 

What is a Future Search?

Why Future Search?
Click here to accept our gift of two case studies –  IKEA and the Federal Aviation Administration. If you are intrigued by these high impact, real life applications, you will definitely want to join us!

DATES and TIMES  — The Times below are East Coast United States (ET).  Please use timeanddate.com for your time zone.

This Training is five days, five and a half hours each day:

Wednesday, September 29, 2021:   10 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday, September 30, 2021:       10 am – 3:30 pm
Friday, October 1, 2021:             10 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, October 4, 2021:         10 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, October 5, 2021:         10 am – 3:30 pm

Workshop agenda includes:

  • Theory, history and dynamics of Future Search.
  • Conditions for Success.
  • Conference planning and implementation.
  • Output and follow-up.
  • Facilitation skills and techniques.
  • World-wide applications and strategies.
  • Customized tools for virtual Future Search applications.

Workshop participants will learn:

  • How to manage a meeting in which the target of change is a whole system’s capability for action now and in the future. 
  • Key issues in matching conference task and stakeholders. 
  • A theory and practice of facilitating large, diverse groups. 
  • How to keep critical choices in the hands of participants. 
  • How freeing yourself from diagnosing and fixing enables diverse groups to come together faster. 
  • Basic principles and techniques that can be used to design many other meetings.
  • Facilitation techniques for using a combined virtual environment including:
    • How to use Zoom to facilitate a Future Search.
    • How to use the Bluescape workspace as a virtual Future Search room.

The workshop is built around a simulated online Future Search, planned by the participants as part of the learning design. The whole group then has a basis for a shared experience with the techniques for building a community, developing a mutual world view, creating desired futures, finding common ground, expanding the range of choices, and moving into action. Included are interactive sessions on theory, history, planning, facilitation and follow-up. All of this from your own workplace in our virtual environment. You will learn everything you need to know about the technology – including tips and tricks for facilitating online!

TUITION:
US$ 3800,  US$ 3600 for FSN members.

Participants will receive:

  • Certification as a Future Search in Virtual Space (FSVS)® Consultant.
  • One year license to the FSVS Future Search Template on the Bluescape® platform. 
  • Access to your own unique Bluescape workspace with Future Search template that is valid for as many Future Searches that you undertake in the year.  
  • No separate user fees for your sponsor and participants.
  • Step-by-step FSVS manual for planning.  
  • Step-by-step FSVS manual for facilitation.
  • Step-by-step support for onboarding participants.
  • FSVS user support.
  • Workshop materials.
  • Community of FSVS practitioners.
  • Reduced Fees: If you work full-time for a registered non-profit.  Contact fsn@futuresearch.net  

Sandra Janoff and Marvin Weisbord have co-authored the following books:

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).

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, these face-to-face workshops will not be offered until it is safe to do so, perhaps sometime at the end of 2021 0r the beginning of 2022. 

Managing a Future Search – A Leadership Workshop

Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Dates:  TBD – 2021-22 

Managing a Future Search – A Leadership Workshop, is for facilitators and leaders who want to learn how applying Future Search principles enables a community or organization to transform its capability for action. We will explore theory, principles, techniques and applications of Future Search. We will also experience the dynamics of Future Search in a simulation. Participants will acquire the tools needed to organize and manage Future Searches with integrity in any sector or culture. Managing a Future Search runs two full days and a morning.

Lead More, Control Less – A Master Class in Leading Meetings That Matter

Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Dates:  TBD – 2021-22 

This is a seminar for those who want to take a deeper plunge into managing meetings and managing yourself. We will explore the realms of practice beyond traditional models, methods and techniques. We will go more deeply into personal and structural issues for leading interactive meetings. Using real issues, we will discover the essentials of controlling what you can and letting go of what you can’t control. Together we will learn more about applying principles for meaningful, energizing meetings. This is another opportunity to change the paradigm that breeds time-wasting meetings to one that promotes holistic, productive meetings.

Sandra Janoff and Marvin Weisbord have co-authored the following books:

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).

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