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Author Weisbord, Marvin R. (Marvin Ross)

Title Future search : an action guide to finding common ground in organizations and communities / Marvin Weisbord and Sandra Janoff.

Published San Francisco, Calif. ; [Great Britain] : Berrett-Koehler, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  302.35 WEIS MJ15    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bund  302.35 WEIS {Bund3 20110303}    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed., updated and expanded.
Physical description xviii, 265 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 23 cm
Notes Previous ed.: 1995.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Section 1 Learning -- 1 Future Search Meeting Design: An Overview of Tasks and Dynamics 17 -- 2 Future Search in Action: Learning from Experience 29 -- 3 Conditions for Success 49 -- 4 Road Maps: Theory into Practice 63 -- 5 Developing a Future Search Design 79 -- Section 2 Doing -- 6 Sponsoring a Future Search: How to Know When the Time Is Right 111 -- 7 Planning I: Getting Started 123 -- 8 Planning II: Finishing the Job 139 -- 9 Facilitating I: Don't Just Do Something, Stand There 155 -- 10 Facilitating II: Riding the Roller Coaster 173 -- 11 After the Conference 187 -- 12 Epilogue Toward a Global Change Strategy 197 -- Appendix A Logistics: Conference Sites, Room Set-Up, and Materials 201 -- Appendix B Sample Workbook 209 -- Appendix C A Future Search Design Guide 227 -- Appendix D Sample Invitation Letter 231 -- Appendix E Parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant 235 -- Appendix F Typical Future Search Sponsors 1980's and 1990's 237.
Summary Future Search explores a promising way for enabling diverse groups of people with a stake in an organization or community to plan their own future. This event brings a "whole system" into the room to explore participants' past, present, and desired future as a back-drop to action planning.
In a future search, people seek common ground rather than resolve conflicts; focus on the future rather than solve old problems; generate broad commitment to a common goal; identify creative strategies; and take responsibility for action.
This guide offers principles, techniques, and examples for running successful future search conferences. In this edition, the authors have placed special emphasis on their underlying philosophy and theory, showing how these translate into simple, effective actions that most people can easily learn.
Other author Janoff, Sandra, 1945-
Subject Social action -- Methodology.
Social action -- Planning.
Congresses and conventions -- Planning.
ISBN 1576750817 (paperback) No price