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W407: Why Futures-Thinking Helps Leaders Make Better Decisions Today

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

How can you and your volunteer leaders best prepare for ongoing environmental ambiguity and unexpected developments? By constantly scanning for weak signals and adopting a future-oriented mindset. Hear from four experienced association executives who have benefited from embracing and integrating futures-thinking throughout their associations. This wide-ranging conversation will cover key points such as how to proactively lead your board and staff colleagues toward a futures mindset; the power and importance of creating a future-focused organizational culture, overcoming resistance to change, and much more!

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • – Learn how you and your volunteer leaders can best prepare for environmental ambiguity and unexpected developments.
  • – Learn how to proactively lead your board toward a futures mindset.
  • – Learn the power and importance of scenario planning.
  • – Learn about contingency planning and risk mitigation; and much more!

INSTRUCTORS: Kristine Metter, CAE, President at Crystal Lake Partners LLC; Donté P. Shannon, FASAE, CAE, Non-profit Exec. | Strategist | Public Speaker | Author, PMA Nonprofit Leadership and Vista Cova; Lindsay Currie, CAE, Executive Officer, Council on Undergraduate Research; and Melody Jordan-Carr, Vice President, Membership Operations, American Trucking Associations: The Center for Association Leadership 

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