Theory and Concepts

Charting Nursing's Future: A Robert Wood Johnson Library Collection

Abstract

Charting Nursing's Future is a Robert Wood Johnson initiative to inform hospital executives, state and national lawmakers, nursing and nursing education leaders, and other policymakers about a wide range of issues relating to the nursing shortage and the role of nurses in building a Culture of Health. This series addresses topics such as nursing education, collaboration to ease the nursing shortage, recruitment and retention, transformation of the work environment, nursing workforce data collection, quality patient care, the nursing faculty shortage, and the role of nurse leaders in transforming public health.

Charting Nursing's Future

Future of Nursing 2020-2030

Topic
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Scenarios and reports
Future Organizations
Futurists
Additional Resources

Communities of the Future

Abstract

Communities of the Future is an international network of colleagues from all walks of life who have collaborated for twenty five years to create new principles, ideas, concepts and methods that will help local communities prepare for a different kind of future that will be constantly changing and increasing interconnected, interdependent and complex.world. The Center for Communities of the Future emphasizes “futures generative dialogue” of “early adapters” (people who are open to new ideas). Once new ideas are identified through the facilitation of small networks of creative thinkers, local “futures projects” are established to introduce one or more new “capacities for transformation” into the thinking and activities of local communities to see what resonates and what is inappropriate. COTF is pioneering new concepts, methods and techniques of community transformation to be used in parallel to other basic strategic planning models. The goal is to spread “capacities for transformation” throughout any organization/community in a dynamic and flexible way. It is in this way that the concepts and methods of COTF reflect the use of ecological principles of self-organization, continuous innovation and emergence. 

Communities of the Future

Rick Smyre on GCTV with Bill Miller

Preparing for a World that Doesn't Exist -Yet

Concept Papers

Articles

Topic
Future Organizations

Consortium on One Medicine One Science (COMOS)

Abstract

COMOS works locally, regionally and globally to build the awareness, capability, and capacity needed to respond to today's health challenges. See how we're addressing these challenges. COMOS is a global community of collaborating partners focused on developing innovative solutions and influencing strong policy for improved human, animal, and environmental health. The Consortium on One Medicine One Science (COMOS) is a global community of institutions, citizens, scholars and policy-makers fostering interdisciplinary collaborations across science, practice and policy to optimize the health of humans, animals and their ecosystems. The organization and its partners are addressing the health challenges of urban, rural and wild landscapes. Projects are designed at the local, regional and global levels - to build the awareness, capability and capacity needed to respond to health challenges.

Past International Conferences (ICOMOS)

 

Topic
Community Collaborations Works in Progress

Creating Futures: Scenario Planning as Strategic Management

Abstract

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

Topic
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis

Crusaders and Tradition Bearers

Abstract

Are you a crusader or a tradition bearer? Crusaders are change agents who see problems in the present and want to make things better for the future. Tradition bearers are the preservers of what is best from the past and the present. Are you more likely to support innovation or the status quo? Do you feel yourself being lured into the future by aspirations, or are you hanging on to the past because of fear? Creative and future thinking requires holding tension among opposites and managing paradoxes. Here are other examples of polarities to manage: cost and quality; market driven and product driven; centralized and decentralized; innovation and standardization; autocratic and participatory; planning and action; specific and general; individual and team.

Crusader and Tradition Bearers

Topic
Theory and Concepts
Models and Methods

Deep Change

Abstract

What organization lifestyle are you choosing to live: technical, transactional, or transformational? Are you witness to slow death or an advocate of deep change? When leadership consciousness is activated, persons are called to deep change. Get some tips and insights from Robert Quinn's work. The future of the profession depends on deep change.

Deep Change

Topic
Theory and Concepts
Models and Methods

Design for Health

Abstract

A global group (funders, implementers, and designers) who are committed to the shared vision of design as a means to achieve global health goals.  

"For global health practitioners, we hope to provide resources and guidance that increase the understanding, appropriate use, and value of design as a complementary approach to addressing the challenges we all encounter in our work.  For the design community, our aim is to better communicate design’s value within the global health community, to clarify how design can integrate into global health programming, to attract the best talent, and to support their engagement in global health.  For the global community, we strive to listen to the people we seek to impact and include them as participants in the design and implementation of holistic and measurable global health interventions." 

 

Design for Health

Topic
Future Organizations
Models and Methods
Additional Resources

Digital Habitats and Communities of Practice Resources

Abstract

Etienne and Beverly Wegner- Trayner are thought leaders in the area of social learning and communities of practice (COP).  COPs are formed by people who engage in a process of collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor: a tribe learning to survive, a band of artists seeking new forms of expression, a group of engineers working on similar problems, a clique of pupils defining their identity in the school, a network of surgeons exploring novel techniques, a gathering of first-time managers helping each other cope. Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

Action Notebook for Digital Habitats

Resources

Topic
Theory and Concepts
Models and Methods
Additional Resources

DMDU Society

Abstract

"The Society for Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty (DMDU) is a multi-disciplinary association of professionals dedicated to improving decision making under deep uncertainty. Deep uncertainty exists when parties to a decision do not know, or cannot agree on, the system model that relates action to consequences, the probability distributions to place over the inputs to these models, which consequences to consider and their relative importance. Deep uncertainty often involves decisions that are made over time in dynamic interaction with the system."

 

DMDU Society

Topic
Future Organization

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