Community Engagement Planning: You’re Invited! June 13, 2022

Community Engagement Planning Conversation: Monday, June 13, 2022 10am – 12pm Pacific time Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Crafting a Community Engagement Plan Over the past few months, the conversations of our Integrity Body (known in most … Read more

What’s Next for Creating the Future? Integrity Conversation April 21, 2022: Summary

For the past several months, Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (aka our board) has been focusing on what’s next for Creating the Future’s mission. This line of inquiry began last October, when we began applying the questions of Catalytic Thinking to the topic of succession planning. By the time we got to the question “What does … Read more

Catalytic Thinking in Action: A Case Study from our Facebook Group

Creating the Future hosts several online communities, currently housed at Facebook. Our “big tent” group is for folks who want more exposure to and practice with Catalytic Thinking. It is appropriately called the Catalytic Thinking in Action group. As that group has grown, there has been a growing need for facilitation to make the experience … Read more

Practice Catalytic Thinking by Volunteering!

If you have wanted to experience Catalytic Thinking in real time, this is the opportunity for you – volunteering as a documentarian for meetings at Creating the Future!  The job itself is simple, because Catalytic Thinking guides all our conversations. • Attend one or more of our meetings each month (each meeting is 2 hours … Read more

What We’ve Learned from 10 Years of Working Online

As a global organization, “working online” is in Creating the Future’s DNA. Our board, community, and action teams meet online. All our education programs, including our immersion courses, happen online. For 10 years now, online is our home. We’ve therefore asked our faculty for their key learnings, as you move your own in-person meetings online. … Read more

Designing Communications / Engagement Strategy: Taking ACTION!

Our Final Live meeting is Thursday, December 12th at 11:30am ETScroll down to watch it and participate. Tweet in questions and comments with the hashtag #CreatingTheFuture  Creating the Future is crafting a communications strategy, to help accomplish our mission and vision – creating a world that works for all of us. Our last two meetings … Read more

Communications Strategy for Creating the Future: Summary of Meeting #1

On Thursday, September 19, a small group gathered to begin crafting Creating the Future’s communications strategy. In this post, first we’ll share what transpired during that meeting. Then we’ll share some observations about the meeting overall. Purpose for the Plan: Creating the Future’s first few years were spent in proof-of-concept. We experimented with re-imagining systems. … Read more

Walking the Talk of Inclusion and Possibility in Communications Strategy

This week, Creating the Future will begin developing a communications strategy, to move our work to the next level. (You can watch or participate in that session here.) Because we will use Catalytic Thinking to develop that strategy, you may notice that some of the questions we ask feel different from questions posed in traditional … Read more

Engaging Unlikely Allies for Your Cause: How-to (Part 2)

What is possible when you move beyond talking to the same people over and over, and begin instead to Engage Unlikely Allies in your work? In Part One of this post, we talked about the huge potential that is waiting to be tapped when you engage those unlikely allies. If you have not read that … Read more

Engaging Unlikely Allies for Your Cause: The Potential (Part 1)

Question: What do climate change and autoimmune disease have in common? Answer: A lot. Bigger Question: Given that environmental factors affect all sorts of diseases, what could be accomplished if those two groups worked together? Bigger Answer: A lot! Over the past twelve months, I’ve had great opportunities to consider what engaging unlikely allies makes … Read more