November 21st at 2 pm Kuwait Time
The Futures School (TFS) is a global development ecosystem whose mission is to democratize foresight. Through learning events, professional certification and custom engagements, TFS empowers individuals, institutions, organizations, and governments to adopt foresight as their 21st century operating system.
Join us on November 21st for a meet and greet with The Futures School leaders and an overview of the program experience and Natural Foresight® Framework!
Frank W. Spencer IV and Yvette Montero Salvatico will share more information about their personal backgrounds and foresight work conducted across the globe. They will also provide more details about the upcoming Foundations in Natural Foresight® program in March which will gather transdisciplinary professionals from the European, Middle East, and African regions.
Frank is Co-Founder and Creative Director of The Futures School. In 2009, Frank founded Kedge – a global foresight, innovation, and strategic design firm which pioneered The Futures School. He is a published author and speaker, delivering presentations and workshops around the globe. He holds a MA in Strategic Foresight from Regent University. With a strong background in both business and academic foresight, Frank was the creator and lead instructor of The Futures Institute: Shaping The Future Now at the Duke University Talent Identification Program Institute. He has worked on foresight for companies like Kraft, Mars, and Marriott. Frank also led the effort to establish foresight as a leadership competency across The Walt Disney Company.
Yvette is Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Futures School. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA from the University of Florida, Yvette has over 15 years of corporate experience with large, multi-national firms such as Kimberly-Clark and The Walt Disney Company. At The Walt Disney Company, Yvette led the effort to establish Future Workforce Insights to identify future workforce trends and leverage foresight models and techniques to assess potential threats and impacts, emerging ideas, and exciting opportunities for the organization. At The Futures School, Yvette utilizes extensive research and customized toolkits to service a diverse global client base through interactive training. She nurtures strong relationships with her clients and participants, challenging them to foster new ways of thinking. Yvette is an experienced and engaging speaker who is unique in her ability to transport audiences into the future.
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“The training I received from The Futures School transformed foresight from an academic exercise into a practical approach for design, strategy and planning. More personally, when I think about my training and earning the Certified Foresight Practitioner designation, I just smile a lot. It’s great to know I’m supported by a community of like-minded people who are thinking about—and working toward—a better future.”
“Absolutely cannot say enough about the quality of people and instruction I’ve encountered through the last year of courses with The Futures School. I’m thrilled to have received my Certified Foresight Practitioner designation today and am looking forward to helping organization sand communities apply strategic foresight to foster resilience in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.”
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