Event Debriefs: Celebration or Lamentation?

In early July, Creating the Future launched an experiment in online learning. The experiment combined various aspects our team has wanted explore, from the way the content was presented, to the way questions were encouraged, to the way tuition was structured. Tomorrow, we will be debriefing from our first toe-in-the water with this experiment. In … Read more

Words that Unintentionally Bring Out Our Worst

As we’re crafting the second course in our new curriculum – Catalytic Listening – we have been talking about creating “cheat sheets” as reminders. One of those sheets will include a list of words and phrases that inadvertently not only fail to bring out the best in ourselves and others, they actually bring out the … Read more

Class Development: Turning "Conditions for Success" into Learning Objectives (Meeting #3)

On February 17, 2016 Creating the Future’s Faculty Team continued crafting the Catalytic Listening course in our new curriculum. The video of that 3rd meeting is below.  Where we are in the process: Meeting #1: We established what this class has the potential to make possible, and for whom. Meeting #2: We established the pre-conditions for success that … Read more

Catalytic Listening Class Development: Conditions for Success (Mtg #2 Summary)

On February 3, 2016 Creating the Future’s Faculty Team met to continue crafting the Catalytic Listening course in our new curriculum. The video of that 2nd meeting is at this link. The following is a summary of that meeting.  (To follow this process from the beginning, Meeting #1 is here.)  Catalytic Thinking 102: Catalytic Listening Cause-and-effect conditions for … Read more

Curriculum Development: Catalytic Listening Meeting #2

On February 3, 2016 Creating the Future’s Faculty Team met to continue crafting the second course in our new curriculum… Catalytic Listening. And as we do with everything at Creating the Future, we are using the framework of Catalytic Strategy to develop that program! (To follow this process from the beginning, Meeting #1 is here.)  The video … Read more

New Curriculum: Classes that Bring Out the Best in Everyone!

For the past year, Creating the Future has been developing a whole new curriculum, to provide deep immersion into the various practices that make up our Catalytic Thinking framework. The following is an update, an announcement, and most especially an invitation! Background Since 2009, the cornerstone of Creating the Future’s programs has been immersion education. … Read more

Curriculum Development: Catalytic Listening Meeting #1

On January 27, 2016 Creating the Future’s Faculty Team met to begin crafting the second course in our new curriculum – Catalytic Listening. And as we do with everything at Creating the Future, we are using the framework of Catalytic Strategy to develop that program! What will learning / teaching Catalytic Listening make possible? For whom? … Read more