COVID lockdowns/confinements are prompting us to take a hard look at inclusion, particularly of children and youth, to create equitable futures for all.
The INFOCUS Forum 2020 has made this its theme for this year, focusing on how we can collectively develop universal approaches and find effective technologies for expanding inclusion.
Having spoken at this event, held in the magnificent UN Library at the Palais des Nations in 2019, I'm delighted to be partnering with #INFOCUS Forum 2020 taking place online on 2-3 December 2020. Discover more here: https://2020.infocusconference.com/en/
The main topics of #INFOCUS Forum's 2020 programme are:
You can register for FREE and participate in the conference here:
#flowinaction #infocus2020 #inclusive #youthvoices #sdgs #imagination #ideas #creativity #innovation #entrepreneurship #futuresthinking #designforflourishing #UN
I'm really, really delighted to be collaborating with Cheshire East Libraries @ceclibraries to launch the first Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge in the UK.
The Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge is an innovation ideas challenge, inspiring children and youth (age 5-16 yrs) to be problem-solvers for the planet, using their imagination and creativity.
Starting 7th November 2020, this is a monthly challenge, inviting young people to share their ideas, using their creativity as the starting point for making their voices heard on climate action.
#flowinaction #cheshireeast #libraries #imagination #ideas #creativity #innovation #entrepreneurship #futuresthinking #wonder #youthvoices #sdgs #sustainability
Registration is opn!!
Sign up for the Concours e-training as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Geneva 2020
Explore how to have your best ideas, value proposition, mapping your ideas for positive impact on the planet, business model, sales funnel and pitching your concept.
On our e-learning platform, powered by Hazu, explore each module at your own pace to prepare for the Bootcamp.
Find out more at https://liberezvosidees.ch/concours/
I'm SUPER PROUD to have developed the pre-training & bootcamp with UNIGE UNITEC and Genilem.
#microlearning #elearning #hazu @andyabsgottspon #flowinaction #liberezvosidees
Have a listen to our Love, Enterprise & Enchantment podcast, as we explore the purpose and value of building relationships - as fluid and evolving constellations - to make positive change happen. Plus, the practicalities (and mishaps) of networking.
#love #enterprise #enchantment #socent #ideas #networking #flowinaction #ogunte #podcast #socialimpact #futuresthinking
Love your library! #libraries sit at the heart of enabling communities to take #climateaction
Discover how at https://library20.com/sustainability on Wednesday Oct 14th 12h PDT.
I'll be talking about how libraries can use #futuresthinking to engage their community
#library2020 #sustainabilityinlibraries #flowinaction #climateaction #resilience
#flowinaction #ogunte #love #enterprise #socent #enchantment #nature #climateaction #sdgs #wangarimaathai #trees #futuresthinking #socialimpact #rebelgirls #impactwomen #planetcentreddesign #designforflourishing
Loved chatting with Servane Mouazan this morning with our Love, Enterprise & Enchantment podcast ...and this week's call to action is to use the L-word in as a many business conversations as you can over the next couple of weeks.
Grateful shout-outs to Antonella Notari Vischer, Atalanti Moquette, Peter Holbrook, Kaleido Community, Giving Women and of course Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone for their book Active Hope
#love #enterprise #enchantment #saturdaylive #flowinaction #ogunte #futuresthinking #planetcentreddesign #climateaction #creativity
Check out our candid chat: me and Servane Mouazan collaborating to explore Love, Enterprise & Enchantment!
#flowinaction #ogunte #futuresthinking #rebelgirls #impactwomen #imagination #creativity #innovation #entrepreneurship #socent #socinn
There were moments back in April when, I swear, I heard the trees breathing. The planes had stopped flying, the sky was crystal clear day and night, clouds were clouds, not contrails masquerading; and the tinnitus of engine noise had ceased. A stillness like nothing I’ve ever known happened. It was stillness rather than quiet, because as it turns out Nature is spectacularly deafening.
And, I’d like to create that to be the normal. I want the reassuring susurrations of trees deafening me every day.
Rather than watching history in the making, what’s happening right now for us all, is that we’re seeing the future unfold. What we breathe, imagine, create now, manifests then.
When I’m present to that understanding, actually it’s liberating, hope-filled, a call to action, galvanising me out of fear because it gives me choices of how to arrive in each day.
Imagine July 2030, if we all show-up as activists today?
Which is why, I think, that NOW is exactly the right time to fall in love…
with protecting the planet that breathes us,
with yourself and the purpose that’s living through you,
with your beloved ones who love you exactly as you are,
with dreaming a new narrative into existence.
Real love, is about being present to the now, ‘held and free’ as Glennon Doyle puts it, knowing it unfolds the future. It gives us the grace to braille our way forward step-by-step.
Which means it’s time to pop on our wonder-goggles to look at the world and create futures to be in love with.
If we’re looking with eyes of wonder at the world, then futures to love become more than possible. The seeds are planted for them to become real.
Key question…what is the future of air? It is after all our have-to-have value proposition for breathing. In 2030, what will air be like? When I look at that question without my wonder-goggles on, it’s a terrifying proposition. When I put them on, I am instantly connected to the possibilities of a planet restored with multiple nature-based and nature-inspired solutions.
Now, step back to today.
Put on your wonder-goggles, pick your gig, show-up as unprecedented you and imagine a more beautiful story.
No need to worry if you’ve forgotten how to put your wonder-goggles on (it’s ok…most adults have), then get in touch with me for yourself and/or your organisation with a Team Wonder Lab and we’ll go together.
So, “Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first?”
JM Barrie, Peter Pan
Actually, why not just head into the Wonder Lab® I’ve created for you, with some futures scenarios to play in and inviting you to add some of your own.
Inspiration for opening up your unique blend of creativity to take action for people and planet