Community Engagement Planning: June 27, 2022

Community Engagement Planning Conversation: Monday, June 27, 2022 11am – 1pm Pacific time / 2pm-4pm Eastern 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 … Read more

Community Engagement Planning: Summary of Meeting #1

Over the past few months, the conversations of our Integrity Team (known in most organizations as the board) have evolved to consider what’s next for our mission. Following our values, as well as the very first question in the Catalytic Thinking framework, our first step in the process will be to ensure that decisions about our future are led … Read more

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

Community Engagement Planning Conversation: Monday, June 13, 2022 12pm – 2pm 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

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

Creating the Future’s Integrity Conversation: Thursday, April 21, 2022 12pm – 2pm Pacific time Topic: What’s Next for Creating the Future?  Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. What’s Next for Our Mission? Over the past few months, the … Read more

What’s Next for Creating the Future? Chapter 1

Creating the Future is celebrating an exciting point in our work: the 5-year mark in our 10-year experiment. (Why 10-years? This is why.) Reflecting on what we’ve accomplished so far, the next question is clear: What’s next? That is where you come in! Catalytic Thinking guides us to ask who will be affected by whatever … Read more

What Makes Catalytic Listening Catalytic? An Introduction

Catalytic Listening is a practice for bringing out the best in the people around us, simply by the way we listen when they are speaking. Because of that, Catalytic Listening is embedded into every aspect of the Catalytic Thinking framework. In every interaction, we choose whether to listen or speak. When we choose to listen, … 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

What’s Next for our eJournal?

Last week, a group of readers of our eJournal got together to explore what is possible for that communication piece. Using Catalytic Thinking as a guide, the group explored what that journal could make possible for readers, what opportunities it could create for them. From there, we talked about the conditions that would lead to … Read more

Creating a New Future for Our eJournal

To participate in the January 27th live-streamed meeting about this topic, head to the bottom of this post for details. Since we began sending our eJournal years ago, the focus of that communication has been YOU. Exercises you can try, to apply Catalytic Thinking to your own life. Resources and communities to strengthen your Catalytic … Read more