Monday, November 24, 2008

Some articles from International Future Forum

Psychological Capacity in a Global Age project details

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Kitbag - vital resources in powerful times
Short introductory brochure describing Kitbag and IFF's experience to date in using this transformational tool in a variety of settings including a women's prison, community groups, children.
Date: 23 Oct 2008 Size: 410kB

Psychological Literacy and the Future of HR
Sets out the learning from the project relevant to corporate health, performance and human resources. What constitutes the psychologically healthy corporation, and what competitive advantage might it enjoy?
Date: 28 Aug 2006 Size: 321kB

Psychological Literacy Project
A short paper describing the IFF's psychological literacy project and the development of our 'Human Resource Kit'.
Date: 27 Feb 2006 Size: 1.2MB

Rising to the Occasion: cultural leadership in powerful times
A report for MMM on the nature of the leadership challenge in powerful times and the role that the arts and cultural sector might play as a setting for developing 21st century competencies.
Date: 29 Jun 2007 Size: 721kB

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Climate Change and Mental Health
A brief discussion paper prepared as an introduction and stimulation for an online conference on climate change and mental health hosted by the Mental Health Foundation in January 2005.
Date: 04 Apr 2007 Size: 112kB

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Policy Learning
This pamphlet advances a simple thesis. In order to flourish in today’s complex and fast-changing world we need to become a learning intensive society. Government cannot support that move unless the policy process itself reflects the theory and practice of lifelong learning it seeks to encourage in others. This is the case for ‘policy learning’.
Date: 02 Mar 2006 Size: 779kB

Policy Learning - European Journal article
An article on policy learning by Graham Leicester published in the European Journal of Education special edition on futures of learning in June 2007.
Date: 24 Jun 2007 Size: 107kB

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Three horizons of education policy in Scotland
The record of a workshop in March 2007 in Scotland using the three horizons framework to structure a conversation about the failings of today's system, a vision of a more desirable future, and the innovations - existing and potential - that might ease the passage from one to the other.
Date: 15 Aug 2008 Size: 586kB

Three horizons of financial services
An alternative three horizons template suitable for shorter discussions, formatted around four boxes. This one records discussion about the future of financial services in an increasingly digital age.
Date: 15 Aug 2008 Size: 289kB

Seeingin mutiple horizons: Connecting Futures to Strategy:

The Spirit of Social Innovation
Alison Elliot's lecture in the Scottish Parliament, 26 June 2006. Sets out the faith-based approach to social innovation.
Date: 28 Aug 2006 Size: 359kB

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Homo Poeticus and the Art of Culture
Working paper prepared for a workshop in May 2007 exploring some of the core ideas and foundational concepts that might underpin the notion of an 'ecology of the arts'.
Date: 06 Nov 2007 Size: 203kB

The Economy of Art
A companion piece to 'Homo Poeticus and the Art of Culture' unpicking notions of 'value', 'property' and 'economy' in a wider, systemic context.
Date: 11 Sep 2008 Size: 92kB

  • The Art of Better Giving: social entrepreneuring and the future of philanthropy project details

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The Art of Better Giving
A discussion paper on the challenges to effective philanthropy in a complex world, and some ideas about new models and modes for spending money to greater effect.
Date: 10 Jan 2006 Size: 68kB