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: 6 – Online Sessions

Dates:  January 5, 6, 7, and 12, 13, 14, 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 EST – Eastern Standard Time, US:
Session 1: Tuesday, January 5 | 10am – 1pm (3 hours)*
Session 2: Wednesday, January 6 | 10am– 12pm*
Session 3: Thursday, January 7 | 10am – 12pm*
Session 4: Tuesday, January 12 | 10am – 12pm*
Session 5: Wednesday, January 13 | 10am – 12pm*
Session 6: Thursday, January 14 | 10am – 12:30pm (2.5 hours)*
*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) 

COMING IN 2021

Managing a Future Search in Virtual Space – A Leadership Workshop

Location: Online
Dates:  TBD – April 2021

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 and will include methods for facilitating this meeting in virtual space. 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 using online techniques. Managing a Future Search runs five consecutive 4hr online synchronous sessions.

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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