Creating the Future is
a learning laboratory, where education takes many forms. From libraries of
articles to immersive, life-long learning programs, all our education programs
are outcomes-focused. Just as it is not your intent to simply attend or sponsor
a workshop, it is not our intent to simply present one. The bottom line for you
AND for us is results.
What will be different afer
this education program?
What will you be able to accomplish that you
could not accomplish before?
Whether it is an article or a
semester-long class - aimed at an individual or a whole community - those
outcomes are where all our educational programs are aimed.
Some examples of our education
Libraries filled with
practical how-to articles for those seeking tools and techniques to expand your
Blogs where some of the most
innovative thinkers in the Community Benefit world stretch all of our thinking
about what is possible.
Workshops - for individual
organizations, for whole communities, teaching new concepts, new approaches,
new techniques for creating more visionary communtiy improvement
Portable classes (online,
webinar, podcast) with practical tools and tips to use right now.
Week-long immersion courses,
to move your work to its next level of effectiveness in creating long-term,
visionary community improvement
Whether we are engaging conversation
online or in person, across the whole sector or across town, dialogue and
discussion is a critical prerequisite for creating change. People have such
power when they work together to accomplish great things.
- Blogs: Our blogs provoke and
reassure, encourage and inspire. They are sources for deep thinking,
stimulating discussion... and sometimes just plain fun.
- "Making Change" Monthly
podcast at the Chronicle of Philanthropy, followed by ongoing discussion at
- Twitter Chats: Monthly chats
for people working to move towards the higher potential of their work. You
would be amazed the depth of discussion that is possible in 140
Whether your goal is to improve
conditions in a small neighborhood or to change the way things are done across
a whole state, facilitated dialogue is a key step in that process.
Regardless of the topic or the
intent, it is critical that dialogue happen in an environment that nurtures
respect, and inspired interaction, to ensure your community is creating the
best future possible.
That could mean facilitating a plan
of action or simply gathering people to begin building trust; it could mean
facilitating a learning community about a topic of shared community concern, or
determining how to most effectively create an engaged community
Creating the Future is a living
laboratory, working to find systems that are as effective as possible in
creating visionary community improvement. As a laboratory, we are combining
efforts to learn from what others are doing with significant experimentation
with our own projects.
Always on the lookout for projects
that can demonstrate broad sets of results across an entire community (and
hopefully across several communities simultaneously, to compare and contrast),
we hope you will contact us if you would like a Creating the Future team to
include your community in our mix.
The demonstration project we are
currently learning from is one we have elected to apply to ourselves - a
demonstration project in transparent community engagement. The best part of
that effort is that its very nature - transparency - allows for you to easily
learn alongside us. Click here to learn more.