[Sust-mar] Friday Forum: Futures Game
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Fri Nov 20 11:20:57 EST 2009
Join us in */‘The Futures Game,’ /*a public workshop designed to engage
people, organizations and communities in the task of balancing our
economic, environmental and community well-being.
Friday, November 27, 2009; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown
‘The Futures Game’ is enjoyable way for you to engage in robust
discussions about the future. Your participation will lead to a
stimulating and meaningful discussion about future scenarios, and
explore critical decisions that will affect the future of Island
agriculture and the PEI economy.
There is no fee to participate and lunch is provided. However, please
register so we know how many to expect.
Our facilitator, David Beurle, Innovative Leadership Australia, has
developed and refined this scenario planning process so that it provides
a cutting edge approach to exploring regional, community, and
organizational futures. "This planning process," according to Mr.
Beurle, "Has proven to be a rigorous and insightful approach which
enhances strategic planning efforts."
Used with great success with both public and private sector
decision-makers in many locations around the world, ‘The Futures Games"
approach adds extra depth and strength to strategic planning efforts
while also helping to hone regional leadership and decision-making skills.
*Founder and Managing Director*
*Innovative Leadership Australia (ILA)*
David holds a firm conviction that the future of rural and regional
areas, lies in the hands of the local people. He created Innovative
Leadership Australia, with the mission of bringing the tools and skills
to the people who care the most - the people who choose to make rural
towns, centres and regions their home.
He has a passion for rural life; having been raised on a farm and having
worked all his life in, and with, rural communities.
His career has covered a wide range of experiences – from working for
many years in the remotest parts of northern Australia, where cattle
ranches are often over 1 million acres; to working at the highest levels
of Government, with 8 years as the ‘right-hand man’ to a senior
Australian Cabinet Minster; the Western Australian Minister for
Agriculture and Fisheries. This also included a short diversion as the
producer of a pilot TV series that explored and showcased innovation in
David’s experience covers a similar breadth; from working on the ground
with farmers and Aboriginal communities; to building international trade
relations and strategic alliances between Australian farmers and their
markets in Egypt, China, India and Europe. David has now provided
leadership training to thousands of people and has worked extensively
with hundreds of communities and regions across the USA and Australia as
they reinvent and revitalise themselves.
These days, David splits his time between Australia and the US, as he
pursues his passion for community revitalization and creating vibrant
and prosperous regions. Until recently he served on the Board of
Directors of the Western Australian Community Foundation. His work in
community and economic development has earned him – and his work –
international, national and State awards.
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