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Wednesday, March 23 • 9:30am - 11:30am
The Future, Backwards: A facilitation exercise for surfacing emerging issues (Part 1 of 2)

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The Future, Backwards exercise is designed to help groups with three primary concerns: strategic planning, to aid in conflict resolution, and to surface previously unrecognized emerging issues. It is a great tool to use to surface emerging issues early.  It was created by Cognitive Edge (www.cognitive-edge.com) as a workshop tool for addressing complex issues in organizations, and to provide for a more diverse perspective when tackling strategic organizational concerns.

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experience the use of the Future, Backwards method to address a real-world complex problem. The exact problem to be addressed will be decided at the start of the session by the participants using open-space (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference ) strategies. Conference participants will leave the session having experienced the magic of this facilitation technique, and with the knowledge to apply the theory and process for use in their own strategic planning and programmatic efforts. This session will be led by three Cognitive-Edge certified practitioners.

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Anne Mims Adrian

eXtension & Auburn

Rhonda Conlon

North Carolina State University

Kevin Gamble, PhD

Management Consultant
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Beth Raney

Professional Development Coordinator / Applications Analyst, Penn State/ eXtension
I'm part of eXtension & Penn State Extension for many years. I'm interested in social learning and Working Out Loud.

Wednesday March 23, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Rio Grande East

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