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SuperSeminar S02E03
Foresight/Futures/Strategy Part 3

Limited To 16 Participants.
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Live on Zoom
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 5:00 AM UTC
(Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 3:00 PM GMT+10)

Please note that this SuperSeminar will be held at a special time, centering the future in Oceania/Japan: 1400h Japan Standard Time (UTC+9) / 1500h AEST (UTC+10) on Tuesday June 4th — that's 2200h the night before for me in Venice Beach HQ 🌏❤️😄)!

Your Presenters
Steph Clarke

Steph Clarke

Founder

28 Thursdays

Steph is a futurist and facilitator based in Melbourne, Australia who helps organisations think harder about what's possible, so they can stay relevant for tomorrow.

Her combination of 18 years in professional services, and global experience as a facilitator mean she's well-equipped to work with leadership teams to expand their thinking about the problems they face today, and share the signals of change that spark bigger conversations about what might happen tomorrow.

She has certifications from The University of Houston, Copenhagen Institute of Futures Studies (CIFS), and the Institute for the Future (IFTF) and has worked with clients across professional services, banking, financial services, fintech, retail, manufacturing, government, and utilities industries. She regularly appears on podcasts and is a contributing writer for SmartCompany.

28 Thursdays
Steph Clarke on Bento
Steph Clarke on LinkedIn

Jan Rod

Jan Rod

Director, Future Design Lab

PwC

Jan is a futures designer based in Tokyo, Japan where he helps organizations large and small discover and explore future versions of themselves and the value they bring into the future worlds.

Jan currently works as a director at PwC's Future Design Lab, a collective that brings together design, foresight and strategy consulting. He is especially passionate about finding creative ways to stimulate and facilitate organizational imagination through tangible artifacts and world building.

Prior to his current role, Jan has worked as a director at IDEO's Tokyo studio, prevalently focusing on future of automobiles with Japanese car manufacturers, as well as other products. Prior to his career in consulting, Jan worked as a trained scientist and designer, has a PhD. in Human Computer Interaction and has contributed to scientific papers, several patents and award winning products.

Jan Rod on LinkedIn

Super Seminar Season 03 / Episode 03 looks into Futures & Foresight practices, an existentially vital form of sense-making. Jan and Steph will cover topics including: real-world examples and case studies from their client work; how futures/foresight are not 'instead of' as regards innovation and design but integral to it; how to blend the various methodologies out there for more impact — and plenty more! Join us and hear how experienced practioners translate trends, analytic research, ethnographic studies, desk analysis to create actionable intelligent assessments for key decision makers. Seminar includes a complete take-away package, including presentations, recordings of presentation and discussion, and a post-Seminar review and analysis.

What will we cover?

As you can now tell, SuperSeminar Season 02 is focussed exclusively on Futures, Foresight & Innovation practices. In Episode 03 we continue hearing from active practitioners bringing a futures-oriented mindset and set of methodologies into the world's largest organizations.

Some things that will be discussed by Jan and Steph include

Come hear how Steph and Jan bring Insight, Imagination, and Inspiration to the Rational, Analytic, Structured organization of logic-based decision making of the corporate consciousness. This is a vital skill that is becoming more integral to Structure. Futures-oriented practices, Imagination, Insight augments the ability of systems steered by decisio nmakers to aid in the sense-making of weak signals, identifable trends, as well as social, political, technological, and cultural evolutionary behaviors. These are representations of an emergence — and emergence of the adjacent possible, the plausible, and the not true *yet.

Come to Season 02 to learn how they use analytical research, ethnographic investigations within their own progressive Research and Development and Innovation teams to help anticipate, forecast and prepare their senior leadership for the uncertainties of dynamic, complex, contentious, and tumultuous contexts.

Bringing imagination, creative thinking, a generalists sensibility to the rational decision making of organizations and similar structures is an existentially vital form of sense-making. Here in SuperSeminar we learn to appreciate the value of a rich meaningful collaboration between the creative and the analytic/rational parts of our human decision-making apparatus.

Join in a discussion with experienced practitioners as they help you understand how commercial organizations, public institutions, and governments use futures-oriented tools and practices to help prepare for change, manage the kinetics of challenging market dynamics; make sense of emerging trends; assess the implications of Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political dimensions and domains.

What are these tools for making sense of the future? How are they used to make the future sensical? How do you translate foresight into vision, inspiration and innovation? Who is able to help do this kind of future-facing speculation and what does it take to introduce the practice into your organization?

SuperSeminar S02E03 gives you the opportunity to not only learn from experienced practitioners, but engage in a discussion, create professional connections, and learn how you can develop the kinds of skills and the mindset to adopt unique insights into change.

Learn how to get reimbursed for this professional Learning & Development package!

What do I get?
Aside from a network of new professional connections within an emerging domain that leverages human insight, imagination, ingenuity, and intelligence, every attendee receives complete take-away package, including presentations, annotated audio recordings, and a post-Seminar review and analysis
What Will Be Discussed?
Super Seminar Season 03 / Episode 03 looks into Futures & Foresight practices, an existentially vital form of sense-making. Jan and Steph will cover topics including: real-world examples and case studies from their client work; how futures/foresight are not 'instead of' as regards innovation and design but integral to it; how to blend the various methodologies out there for more impact — and plenty more! Join us and hear how experienced practioners translate trends, analytic research, ethnographic studies, desk analysis to create actionable intelligent assessments for key decision makers. Seminar includes a complete take-away package, including presentations, recordings of presentation and discussion, and a post-Seminar review and analysis.
What's The Format?
Come prepared for a meaningful, rich discussion. We believe discussion and conversation, in a world where we often find ourselves on the receiving end of a firehose of ideas, is dramatically undervalued.

SuperSeminar is not your usual online presentation platform. We've inverted the model.

No more long presentations followed by 0 minutes for deep discussion, engagement, and Q&A. In SuperSeminar, our presenters offer a tight 15-20 minute evocation, sharing brief insights on the topic from their experience. Then, much like a graduate seminar or salon, we #discuss the topic, offering attendees a unique opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the presenters and other attendees.