InThinking Partner - International Futures Forum

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We first featured the International Futures Forum in our August 2006 newsletter.  We believe the resources of this organization will expand your thinking about thinking...

The Facts:The International Futures Forum is a non-profit organisation that exists to develop the capacity to sustain human aspiration, realised through wise action, in a complex and challenging world.

How does your organization compliment the In2:InThinking Network?
We work in areas where there are no easy answers, where existing models fail to make sense of our confusing reality, where we are in over our heads, where we face an unacknowledged 'conceptual emergency'. This challenges us to explore and develop new thinking methods.

Tell us about your membership. What does it mean to be a member of your organization and how does one become a member?
The principal resource of the International Futures Forum is a group of highly skilled individuals who come together in IFF to pool their knowledge (and their ignorance) and to operate at their own growing edge. IFF benefits from relationships with partners who support our work in a variety of ways: subscription to our electronic journal, working with us on challenging issues, or providing core support to develop and promote IFF thinking for the common good.

What resources does your organization offer its members?
IFF is a self-support network with ad hoc funding. Our small core staff is based in St. Andrews, Scotland. We also benefit from the use of IFF Member Pat Heneghan's purpose built conference and workshop facilities at The Boathouse, on the shores of the Forth estuary at Aberdour.

What exciting developments are on the horizon for your organization?
Psychological literacy in an age of globalisation; investigating the conceptual emergency behind the dilemma of energy security and climate change; the art of better giving around social entrepreneuring and the future of philanthropy; new approaches to rural community development; world modeling as a context for policy integrity.

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