As 2018 began I was honored to be appointed to a two-year term as Chair of the Association of Professional Futurists. One recurrent theme in my life has been the pull of the future. The future to me was when humanity would turn their swords into plowshares and take to the stars. Early on I was captured by the coming of the year 2000 as a milestone for global actions and celebrations. Having trained myself as a practicing futurist to serve alliances and cities, I was invited in 2002 to the founding meeting of the Association of Professional Futurists. Since that time I have learned so much from my peers. I am proud to be a credentialed member of this leading body of foresight professionals. See news.
This paper views Sardar’s postnormal times as embryonic, and extends it using ecosystems theory. To develop Sardar’s concept as a macrohistory, Holling’s adaptive cycle and panarchical systems are proposed as mechanisms of change that create postnormal times.
What has occupied your executive team’s attention the past three years? Chances are you have been restructuring departments or reengineering core programs for immediate gain, rather than regenerating your strategies or reinventing your organization for the future.
Will we make it to 22nd century? The West can no longer afford to think in terms of a winners/losers logic when considering the future of the humanity, according to columnist Jay Gary. Continue reading
Transforming ministry means embracing both church growth and community health. The church of the 21st century will not just focus on building bigger churches but better communities, claims a Christian futurist. Continue reading
Expand your vision–past, present and future! Rather than live as a “Me” generation, a “Mu” generation would live with a 200-year notion of the present. Discover how you can be a living letter to make all things new. Continue reading