Today, in addition to managing sound day to day operations, community development practitioners need to invest energy and resources in preparing for a rapidly changing and often uncertain future. We’ll need knowledge not yet known to address problems that we don’t yet know are problems, as well as to be proactive about potential opportunities. The question each of us needs to ask is “How do we become a trend watcher who is in the now and in the know?” This workshop will provide practical resources and strategies to help you strengthen and position your organization to ensure a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant community.
• the importance of being aware of trends
• trends at the local, provincial, and global level
• specific strategies for becoming a “trendwatcher