The short session provides a practical nuts-and-bolts overview of some scenario techniques and approaches, designed to support organisations that are new to the process as they seek to make sense of future uncertainties and take wise long-term decisions.
Today I spoke with leading US information professional R. David Lankes about foresight, strategy, and coping with uncertainty beyond immediate short-term crisis response.
David created one of the first 100 web sites ever, plus the first web presence for CNN, the Discovery Channel, and the U.S. Department of Education. We spoke about what he foresaw at the beginning of the Internet age, the surprises which emerged along the way, and how we might learn from the past when the future is uncertain and unlikely to repeat what went before.
If you work in a Florida library, you can join me for a special webinar next month: “Get Started with Strategy: Practical Planning for the Future“.
- How do we prepare for the future when the road ahead is unclear?
- What technological and social changes should our library be anticipating?
- What information do we need to begin strategic planning and how do we get it?
- How do we get our colleagues or stakeholders on board with a vision or mission that best suits our community’s needs?
On 17th July, this one-hour session for Florida librarians will introduce you to simple, quick-to-master tools and techniques for building strategic awareness and setting out your service’s plan for the future.
Find out more at the Florida Library Webinars site – you have to be a staff member of a Florida library to participate, so you’ve either got two weeks to move there and find work, or reach out to me directly for a webinar or workshop of your very own.