Models and Methods

National Institute for Nursing Research

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The mission of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, and communities. To achieve this mission, NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness, research that spans and integrates the behavioral and biological sciences, and that develops the scientific basis for clinical practice. NINR’s Strategic Plan: Advancing Science, Improving Lives, focuses on areas of science in which the health needs are greatest, and in which NINR-supported research can have the largest impact. It is organized around four areas of scientific focus: symptom science, wellness, self-management of chronic conditions, and end-of-life and palliative care. Two other areas, promoting innovation and developing the nurse scientists of the 21st century, are emphasized in all areas of NINR’s research programs. The Plan is intended to be a living document, one which can be adapted as new opportunities and challenges arise.

NINR Strategic Plan

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Acceleration Studies Foundation

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The Acceleration Studies Foundation is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit engaged in outreach, education, research, and selective advocacy with respect to issues and processes of accelerating change. The organization helps communities, companies, and individuals improve their foresight capacity (innovation, creativity, strategy, planning, forecasting, and security) with respect to  - accelerating technological change. The objectives of the organization are 1) To promote a critical understanding of accelerating processes of planetary change, in service to societal, professional and personal evolutionary development. 2) To improve the methods individuals and organizations use to create, manage, and predict the future by advancing the emerging disciplines of acceleration studies, evolutionary development studies, and strategic foresight. 3) To broadly help individuals, organizations, and society to discover and create a future of "exponential promise".

Acceleration Studies Foundation

Future Salon Network

Foresight Education

Metaverse Roadmap: Pathways to the 3D Web

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Theory and Concepts
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Scenarios and Reports
Future Organizations
Futurists
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Community Collaborations Works in Progress

American Creativity Association (ACA)

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The mission of the  American Creativity Association (ACA) is to enhance the use of creativity throughout our society to better the human condition. To  realize its mission, the ACA provides forums for the exchange ideas; opportunities for networking and fellowship; and supports a clearing house for information on the state of the art in creativity research and practice. Explore the breadth and depth of the creativity resources the association has aggregated. Consider how creative thinking strategies can be used to promote foresight leadership, create scenarios and contribute to desired futures. 

Creativity Resources

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An Educator’s Guide: Realistic and creative tools for thinking about the future

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Students' views about the future often guide their actions, mindsets, and sense of agency in the world. Based on a report called "Building Agency in the Face of Uncertainty," this resource is an easy-to-implement but significant tool to start the conversation with students about their futures.

 

An Educator’s Guide: Realistic and creative tools for thinking about the future

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Theory and Concepts
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Futurists
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Anticipating the Future Course University of Arizona

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Developed and maintained by Roger Caldwell, a retired professor at the University of Arizona this on line resource is a course about anticipating the future. Class activities are structured as tutorials and tours (with possible side trips on your own) or seminars (in depth presentations). Includes links to short courses on relevant topics. Futures resources, futures organizations, and viewpoints of selected futurists as well as basic reference material and case histories as well as references, glossaries and book reviews. A very useful resource that has been curated over time. 

University of Arizona Anticipating the Future Course 

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Theory and Concepts
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Scenarios and reports
Future Organizations
Futurists
Additional Resources

Appreciative Inquiry

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Appreciative inquiry (AI) is a philosophy and method of change. AI supports future-creating mental activism. One of the major assumptions of AI is that something works well in every organization. Discovering and making explicit what works in an organization help people clarify dreams and aspirations, design meaningful futures, and chart a course of action toward a preferred destiny. AI is a leadership skill that supports future thinking.

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry Commons

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Theory and Concepts
Models and Methods

Assumptions that Hold Us

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Our professional future suggests a need for us to move from the language of complaint to the language of commitment and from the language of blame to that of personal responsibility. Individually and collectively, it is useful to understand how competing commitments and inner contradictions maintain the status quo, limit learning, and undermine change and transformation. What are the big assumptions that hold us? Assumptions that hold us interfere with professional growth, development, and future thinking.

Assumptions that Hold Us

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Models and Methods

Barrett Values Center

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Barrett Values Centre® provides powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage the cultures of their organisations, and the leadership development needs of their managers and leaders.The core products of the organisation are the Cultural Transformation Tools® (CTT).   The Cultural Transformation Tools have been used to map the values of over 6,000 organisations and 3,000 leaders in 94 countries. The Cultural Transformation Tools are used by corporations, NGOs, government and municipal agencies, communities, schools and nations. The CTT values assessment instruments are available in over 50 languages.The tools help to identify personal, current and desired organizational cultures with a preferred future in mind.

Barrett Values Centre

Personal Values Assessment

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Theory and Concepts
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Scenarios and reports
Future Organizations
Futurists
Additional Resources

Care Emerges From Chaos

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Futures thinking involves paying attention to self-organizing patterns and discerning the logical consequences of those patterns through time. Future thinking requires critical, creative, and network thinking. Network thinking involves consideration of webs of relationships among facts, trends, values, and outcomes that influence and interact with one another. The study of complex adaptive systems is helping us learn about network thinking. Complexity science suggests that interactions among agents of a system are its greatest sources of novelty, creativity, and adaptability. The science of chaos and complexity is informing and influencing leadership, management, and the future.

Care Emerges from Chaos

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Theory and Concepts
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis

Creating Futures: Scenario Planning as Strategic Management

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The author, Michel Godet maintains that, with the right tools and attitudes, people can learn how to create futures. In this handbook for professionals, managers, planners, and entrepreneurs he describes and details a number of futures-thinking techniques--from workshops to scenario-building software--that enhance the collective process. Readers will find effective ways to anticipate change, while avoiding cliched solutions and conventional thinking. Creating Futures provides powerful tools for business and political leaders facing uncertainty.

Creating Futures

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Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis

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