“Say Goodbye to Frank and Yvette”​

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Elliot A growing body of research suggests that our playgrounds are too safe. Apparently, giving children the ability to fail and recover builds not only resilience, but creativity and overall health. It may seem counterintuitive, but consider that if we don’t allow kids the opportunity to push the boundaries on their abilities (to “test the fences,” if you will), then when they…

Creating Foresight-Fueled Action: Katie McPherson

Originally Recorded on June 4, 2021 As a leader in climate, disaster and community resilience, Katie McPherson has spent years working to understand and promote the conditions that contribute to social and economic wellbeing, adaptation and recovery. As Vancouver’s first Chief Resilience Officer, she discovered the transformative power of strategic foresight to reframe both narratives and solutions for some of the City’s greatest challenges. Today, she sees foresight as an essential tool for resilient futures. She recently settled in Whitehorse,…

What Is Natural Foresight®?

We are operating in an increasingly complex environment, where linear and mechanistic processes do not work. To overcome this issue, The Futures School leverages a process that mimics natural growth curves.