What is your relationship with the future?: Creating the Possible, Plausible, and Desirable Futures
(bring your own coffee/tea and snacks).
This session will explore optimizing, emergent and transformative relationships with the future. Questions to ponder:
- Are you a rule follower? Meaning seeker? Difference maker? How do our values impact our relationship with the future?
- How do you feel about the future? Are you optimistic? Pessimistic? Feel in control? Feel hopeful? How do we think about the future?
- What will it take the create the futures we want?
Futures literacy and anticipatory futures will frame the discussion
Building on the "backwards bicycle" metaphor, we will explore how to unlearn and uplearn for a more integrated and ethical approach to the future for ourselves and our clients.
BONUS: Watch the following video (we'll show portions of it in our session): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzDaBzBlL0&t=2s
[MCB: fascinating to watch how a "backwards bicycle" works & how to learn/unlearn riding it (8 min.)]
Jayne Fleener, Ph.D. - Futurist, Professor, Educator, Connector. Jayne is a former dean and current professor at NC State University. She has been working with futurists and community leaders to develop futures literacy and social transformation for new ways of thinking. Her upcoming book Learning and leading in an age of transformation will be published in the forthcoming Living in an Age of Transformation series. She has three graduate degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill, including her doctorate in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in mathematics education.
Since 2015 when Jayne returned full-time to teaching and research, among her classes she teaches Organizational Theory that includes futuring strategies, many of which are in her Futures Learning website. She is a boundary spanner committed to working across fields for future transformation.
NOTE 1: The Change SIG is now SEARCHING for several Zoom-comfortable people to join a group producing our programs on a ROTATING BASIS:
-- Update the Google Drive agenda used to manage the programs and insert handout(s), if any
-- Handle 4th Friday Zoom details 8:15-10:45 AM Eastern
-- Do a 45-minute tech check 4th (or 5th) Monday or Tuesday, with speaker(s) & Mary Charles
-- Many thanks to Deb Oronzio who will be our July 22nd Zoom Host!
NOTE 2: Do you have an idea to polish or a presentation to try out? The Change SIG is looking for 2023 speakers (March-October).
For more information, contact SIG leaders, Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-656-9573) or Vickie Bevenour.