Futurism & Strategic Foresight Workshop
Strategic foresight is a both methodical and creative way of using ideas of the future to anticipate change and better prepare for it. It involves investigating possible future scenarios and the challenges and opportunities they might bring. By using what arises to inform strategy and decision-making, organisations can better prepare for and anticipate the future.
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- Understand concepts, tools and approaches needed to think like a futurist;
- Challenge your organisation’s conventional view of the future, and help identify tomorrow’s problems, today;
- Identify how the drivers of change might affect your organisation;
- Anticipate possible, probable, problematic and preferred futures; and
- Apply what you've learned to develop an action plan to help drive and inform your strategy.
Organisations that intentionally plan for the future outperform their peers in terms of profitability and overall valuation (Rohrbeck & Hum, 2018), however just 1 in 5 companies strategically prepares itself for future movements in the market--and just 1 in 20 adjusts its course of action accordingly (Corporate Foresight Improves, 2018).
Of all the professionals I have worked with I consider Kit one of the very best for creative, design and strategic foresight. I’ve been working with Kit for more than 10 years. We’ve had a number of tasks over the years that required a focus on detail and the ‘big picture’. Kit’s communication skills mean that we nail the task in half the time. Professionalism, honesty and integrity wrapped up with a great sense of humour.
I worked with Kit over a number of years. Kit is a wonderful, thoughtful , deep thinking and empathetic facilitator who has a real commitment to people and to helping them to be their best. Kit is a rare human who can both look after the details and the people. I look forward to working with them again in the future.
Kit has major expertise in designing and facilitating workshops and delivering high quality events. They are one of Aotearoa New Zealand's emerging leaders in the futures and foresight space, having trained with some of the finest practitioners globally. Kit has a unique ability to 'use the future' today, combining tried and true futures tools with a commitment to action. Anyone working with Kit will gain many new skills and have a wider view of the futures landscape.
I’ve experienced Kit’s facilitation several times and it is rare to find someone as capable and skilled in their art. Kit is instantly able to command attention, build engagement, make people feel at ease and guide the flow of an event fluidly. Highly recommended!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kit for over 5 years and know that their facilitation will always be fun, engaging, professional, and focused on delivering outcomes. Kit has a unique mix of skills in strategic foresight, entrepreneurship and innovation, and coaching which gives them the empathy and know-how to facilitate groups through tough conversations. They are an exemplary facilitator, strategist, and coach and have consistently overdelivered in all of our engagements together.
Kit has the powerful ability to intimately empathize with their client’s needs while catalyzing that client’s curiosity and courage to imagine and design toward a more creative and just future. I am eternally grateful for my work with Kit.
I've had the privilege of watching Kit work for some years, and working with them directly more recently. Kit is skilled, energetic, compassionate and highly professional. As a facilitator, Kit is inclusive and enthusiastic; as a programme designer, thoughtful and outcomes-focused. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Kit for any facilitation or coaching work - you'll be lucky to work with them!
Your facilitator, Kit Hindin
Kit is a professional facilitator and coach, having worked in the innovation, entrepreneurship and futures space with educators, executives and startups.
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Futures Workshop Participants Say...
Very thought provoking and disruptive. Forced us to think outside the box.
Really enjoyed the presenter style & energy, clarity of instruction and the simple process. Great scenarios!
This workshop both scared the bejesus out of me and enlightened me. We are at a crossroads and it has forced me to think how to be resilient while we navigate the road ahead
Today with Kit, was fun, inspiring, provoking and enlightening. I have a series of lenses with which to view the wider set of futures and make decisions.
The future is challenging, exciting and uncertain in equal measure. Kit helped us through confronting this is a positive way.
Kit is extremely impressive in style, facilitation of agenda, explaining process. Great patience. Enjoyed the session, learned new things, want to do more!