Future Search Network announces

2011 Learning Exchange

Sept 25th- 27th, 2011, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Keeping track of progress and development

48 hours to immerse yourself in one of the most inspiring learning communities around the globe
16 hours of unique learning while meeting practitioners – clients - sponsors - advocates – colleagues from around the world
  • Learn about Future Search ripples in organizations and communities by interacting with clients from various organizations.
  • Exchange innovative ideas on how we, as FS practitioners, anticipate and respond to a world that is shaken up.
  • Explore how social media is influencing practitioners, clients and the Network -- how we may use it in the future.
  • Share meaningful experiences and insights and learn from others.
  • Re-energize your practice, yourself, and have fun!

This event is for all who use Future Search Principles –- members of the FS Network, those who have been in Future Search workshops and those who have sponsored Future Searches. Whether you have experience of many Future Searches – or are still trying to get your first one off the ground – the Learning Exchange is for you.

Special features
We’ll have the founders (both of them), we’ll have clients (old and young), we’ll have practitioners (new and experienced), we’ll have Network colleagues (from all over the world).

We’ll have the beautiful beaches of the North Sea at our doorstep, Amsterdam and The Hague at a short ride’s distance, and we’ll have surprises that even we are not aware of!

The programme
The programme will run from 2pm on Sunday until 2pm on Tuesday.

On Sunday we’ll devote time to getting to know each other and hold a first learning session.

On Monday morning we will make use of the experience of a group of more than 10 clients from various sectors that have offered to be present for some hours. They are from business, education, government, NGO’s and share stories from The Netherlands to Yemen to Tanzania.

On Monday afternoon we will delve into innovations that might serve us as users of Future Search and as a Network at large, such as social media, life hacking, the end of the consultant-business, and so on.

On Tuesday we will have more opportunities for great conversations on topics about Future Search and the work we are doing.

We meet at De Baak Management Center (for information visit www.debaak.nl/en/Accomodatie/Noordwijk.aspx), where you can hear the waves of the North Sea rolling from your room if you also decide to stay there. De Baak is a renowned training institute, that evolved from the largest employer’s organization in the Netherlands*, which is considered to be “the voice of Dutch business”. Founded upon the Humanist tradition of the 1950s, De Baak pioneered the understanding of the human side of enterprise. They have shown a special interest to host the Future Search workshops and learning exchange at their site.

Costs and registration
Registration can be done at www.futuresearch.nl. The cost for the three-day Learning Exchange is € 275 Euros (ex 19% VAT). This includes all breaks, lunches and dinners at De Baak. Accommodation at De Baak is not included in this FS LE fee and can be booked while registering. For self-arranged alternatives and information about the area look at www.noordwijk.nl.

More info
For queries on accommodation, logistics or registration-related matter please contact Wendy van de Velde at workshops@kaapz.nl
For other matters contact one of the planning team members (all emails available through the FSN site).

See you in September

Eva Sophia Myers (Denmark), 
Franciska Fleminger (Netherlands),
Sandra Janoff (U.S./Pennsylvania),
Michael Donnelly (Northern Ireland),
Joanne Burke (U.K./U.S.),
Ruth Feldman (U.S./Boston/New York),
Han Rakels (Netherlands).