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Scanning the Horizon Annual Meeting 2020: “EXPLORING COMPLEX POTENTIAL FUTURES” – PART 2

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  • Online
  • Day 1 - New perspectives on compound complexity
    13th October 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2 - COVID-19 complexity strategic insights from our sector
    14th October 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Day 3 - Leading strategy in a ‘whirly’ world
    15th October 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our first meeting back in May explored the ‘necessary but messy’ process of interconnected trends analysis, and challenges, assets and opportunities for increasing diversity and collaboration in this kind of integrated thinking, both within and beyond our sector.

This second online convening will pick up from these conversations, include new perspectives which reflect on recent developments – resulting in ‘compound complexity’ and also driving change in our sector – over the past few months, related to the COVID-19 pandemic and also the anti-racism conversations within and beyond our sector. Many organisations are now actively working on the implications of all these factors, and their intersections, within their future strategic thinking.

The event will also be a milestone towards informing the Centre’s development of a new sector guide to support ‘strategic decision-making in times of compound complexity and uncertainty’ which will be developed – with further input from members of this community – over the winter for publication in early 2021.

 

Draft Agenda

Event outline

Day 1 – Tuesday 13th October, 3-5pm CET – New perspectives on compound complexity from the past six months

Contributions with African futurists and strategic thinkers on the important conversations we are/should be having, and strategic pointers for how to navigate all this complexity and uncertainty. Featuring Tanja Hichert and Degan Ali. We will be releasing pre-recorded content for this session 7-10 days in advance.

Day 2- Wednesday 14th October 3-5pm CET – COVID-19 complexity strategic insights from our sector

A virtual fishbowl session sharing the outcomes from the collective ‘Scanning Squirrels’ group discussions since May. We will be releasing pre-recorded content for this session 7-10 days in advance.

Day 3 – Thursday 15th October 3-5pm CET – Leading strategy in a ‘whirly’ world

A virtual fishbowl session reflecting on how we can be ‘good ancestors’ to future strategists/foresighters living through similarly complex and uncertain times, sharing insights and recommendations.

Please register to participate by clicking the registration button at the top of the page.