Posts tagged "Strategic Foresight"
Video of the ForesightNZ workshop finale presentation is now published!

Video of the ForesightNZ workshop finale presentation is now published!

Thirty-six diverse young people between the ages of 18 and 25 came together in Wellington from Wednesday, 27 April to Friday, 29 April 2016 to take part in the ForesightNZ workshop. The workshop was held at the New Zealand Treasury and sought to develop a way to deal with the increasing complexity and uncertainty in the world around us,...
'What are the fiscal, economic and social priorities in the long term?' – Tim Ng, Treasury

‘What are the fiscal, economic and social priorities in the long term?’ – Tim Ng, Treasury

Tim Ng, Director of Economic System at the New Zealand Treasury, discusses the long term economic and policy priorities that New Zealand faces at day one of the three-day ForesightNZ workshop in Wellington on 27–29 April. You can watch the video of his presentation on the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube channel, or you can view it below. Tim Ng’s role in...
'The future arrives at different speeds' – a presentation by Paul Saffo in San Francisco

‘The future arrives at different speeds’ – a presentation by Paul Saffo in San Francisco

At the 2015 annual conference of the World Future Society in San Francisco, Paul Saffo ran a session discussing pace layer thinking and its application to foresight. Paul Saffo is a forecaster with over two decades of experience exploring the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He is co-founder of Discern Investment Analytics, teaches forecasting at...
ForesightNZ Workshop - Day 3

ForesightNZ Workshop – Day 3

On the morning of day three of the ForesightNZ workshop, participants headed to the Treasury to present their findings from the workshop to Treasury officials. Participants had worked late into the night on Thursday, refining their ideas about the set of ForesightNZ playing cards and game instructions. The group presented their conclusions to Treasury officials Gabriel Makhlouf, Secretary and...
ForesightNZ Workshop - Day 2

ForesightNZ Workshop – Day 2

Day two of the ForesightNZ workshop began with participants regrouping and reflecting on the previous evening’s session with the Hon. Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand Corporation, and Colin James, political journalist. Participant Solomon Esera shared a powerful poem about his experiences of the workshop so far: Reality This is too...
ForesightNZ Workshop - Day 1

ForesightNZ Workshop – Day 1

After weeks of preparation for the ForesightNZ workshop, the participants were eager to begin the first of three full days at the New Zealand Treasury thinking about New Zealand’s long-term future. The night before was spent meeting their groups and coming to terms with the fundamentals of futures thinking. Wendy McGuinness opened the workshop and...
ForesightNZ workshop: Only one more week to go! Registrations close next Friday, 25 March 2016

ForesightNZ workshop: Only one more week to go! Registrations close next Friday, 25 March 2016

 We are seeking 36 diverse young people between the ages of 18 and 25 to attend the ForesightNZ workshop. The workshop will be held in Wellington at the New Zealand Treasury from Wednesday, 27 April to Friday, 29 April 2016. Please see the registration page for more information. Flight and accommodation costs are covered. Applications close Friday week, 25...
ForesightNZ workshop: Registrations are now open

ForesightNZ workshop: Registrations are now open

We are seeking 36 New Zealanders between the ages of 18 to 25 to attend the ForesightNZ workshop. The workshop will take place over 72 hours, from Wednesday, 27 April 2016 to Friday, 29 April 2016, and will conclude with a presentation at the New Zealand Treasury. Please see the ForesightNZ website for more information. Participant registration The Institute...
World Future Society Conference – Sun's Reflections

World Future Society Conference – Sun’s Reflections

After the WFS conference in July we decided to each write blog posts describing the sessions we attended. You can read Hannah’s reflections and our observations from the master classes we attended here. To find out more about the conference see our website. Wendy is currently on her sabbatical and will prepare her contribution for the September issue...
World Future Society Conference Day Two – Hannah's Reflections

World Future Society Conference Day Two – Hannah’s Reflections

This post discusses the second day of the WFS conference, Sunday 26 July 2015. You can read about the sessions I attended on day one of the conference here and about the master classes we attended here. Sun will be publishing her blog post later this week. The morning of the second day was spent preparing for...
World Future Society Conference Day One – Hannah's Reflections

World Future Society Conference Day One – Hannah’s Reflections

After the WFS conference in July we decided to each write blog posts describing the sessions we attended. As I was writing, I found I was struggling to contain my learning from such interesting sessions into short summaries. So I decided to split my blog post in two, one for each day of the conference....

Wendy at the World Futures Conference

Wendy is off to the States for the 2010 World Futures Conference in Boston where she will be presenting on our Project 2058 progress and getting in touch with some of the foremost futures thinkers in the world. Today she got a look at the 2010 State of the Future Report. We will be updating...