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The FAST Professional Advanced Facilitative Leadership training covers a methodology and explains the need for facilitating scenario planning. Therefore, if you find yourself in that role, consider purchasing the USD$2 Kindle version of “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds” to support your methodology and preparation.

Future Scenarios

For instance, Robert Moran’s excellent summary can be found in “The Futurist” March-April 2013 issue, sponsored by the World Future Society.

Peering into the Future

Peering into the Future

  1. Fusion: an interconnected East and West collaborate to address global challenges and innovation blossoms as nearly everyone prospers.
  2. Genie out of the Bottle: gaping extremes describe the global environment and within countries and communities as the best positioned reap most of the benefits of the new world order.
  3. Non-State: cities, NGOs (ie, non-governmental organizations), global elites, terror groups, and multinationals derive global change and chaos.
  4. Stalled Engines: the Pacific Rim engages in nationalistic brinkmanship and amplified conflict ensues. Global growth slows and the United States turns inward as globalization unravels.

Additionally the report covers a forward view towards individual empowerment, diffusion of power, aging populations, mass urbanization, and accelerating change such as:

  • 3-D printing and robotics revolutionize manufacturing
  • America’s domination begins waning
  • Economic power shifting East and South from the West and the North
  • Global middle class continues to expand
  • Hydraulic fracturing could make the USA energy independent
  • Threat of pandemic looms

In other words, the scenarios provide your planning session and decision makers with valid considerations. Therefore, to borrow directly from Mr Moran:

“With technology empowering the individual, the battle for the twenty-first century could be the battle of the self-organizing swarm against the command and control pyramid.”

In conclusion, let us know how your session turns out.

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Facilitation Expert

Terrence Metz, CSM, PSPO, CSPF, is the Managing Director of MG RUSH Facilitation Training and Coaching, the acknowledged leader in structured facilitation training. His FAST Facilitation Best Practices blog features over 300 articles on facilitation skills and tools aimed at helping others lead faster, more productive meetings and workshops that yield higher quality decisions. His clients include Agilists, Scrum teams, program and project managers, senior officers, and the business analyst community among numerous private and public companies and global corporations. As an undergraduate of Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and MBA graduate from NWU’s Kellogg School of Management, his professional experience has focused on process improvement and product development. He continually aspires to make it easier for others to succeed.

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