COVID-19 The Future of Society

This key post in our COVID series has been written by our long term partner and friend Wendy Schultz a major thought leader in the Futures Community.  It describes the critical importance of starting to think about the future now, not once the crisis is over. The site is now open for public capture, but we have an additional option for...

Love Shouldn’t Hurt

300: the prolific film historically retelling The Battle of Thermopylae, where a comparatively small Spartan army courageously defied the odds, stood their ground, and helped protect their beloved homeland. 300: the percentage of increased calls to Battered Women’s Support Services in Vancouver this month. 300: the number of days since I last saw my abusive ex-partner… When I reflect back, it was...

Stuck Betwixt and Between

Three weeks ago, my uncle died from COVID-19. He was a second uncle and I hadn’t seen him in a few years. No one except his father and siblings could go to the funeral. There was no body, no family dinner, no regular memorial services at 3 days and then again at 9 to remind us that yes, this...

COVID-19 & Leadership

The Cynefin Centre and the UNDP has launched a critical experiment in learning and understanding the evolving implications of the pandemic as it relates to resilience in leadership. The resulting data will be used to better understand how to globally scale this distributed capture and further generate partnerships for policy work and investment. Below is a screen flow of the...