Community of Practitioners: Conditions for Success (Meeting #2)

Three months ago, Creating the Future started an online community for practicing Catalytic Thinking. Since that time, the facilitators of that group have been talking about the potential this community has for furthering Creating the Future’s mission – a whole community of people bringing out the best in themselves and each other.  In our first conversation, … Read more

What a Community of Practitioners Makes Possible

Three months ago, Creating the Future started an online community for practicing Catalytic Thinking. Since that time, the facilitators of that group have been talking about the potential this community has for furthering Creating the Future’s mission – a whole community of people bringing out the best in themselves and each other.  The following is a … 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

Faculty Development in Practice: Developing a FlashClass (Meeting #7)

On Tuesday, December 3rd at 4pm ET, our Faculty Development team will continue its work, as our first cohort of teachers does the work to develop a FlashClass from scratch.  FlashClasses are 20-30 minute recorded webinars, with post-class handouts and Q&A via our Facebook page. Their purpose is an in-depth introduction to a narrowly defined concept. For … Read more

Debrief: Creating the Future’s BoardSource Experience

On Thursday, December 5th at 3pm ET, we’ll be debriefing our participation in this year's BoardSource conference. The video of that session will appear at the bottom of this post at the time of the meeting. To participate, tweet to #CTFuture. This year for the first time in many many years, BoardSource opened their conference … Read more

Creating the Future’s Faculty: Qualities & Proficiencies (Meeting #3: Summary)

If you've been following the progression of the Faculty Development efforts at Creating the Future, you know that we started by asking high potential questions – what would success look like? From there, we established the pre-conditions for success – what must instructors be and have in order to achieve those outcomes? (For prior posts … Read more