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World Future Model

Our dinner meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. Attendance fee is $20 for members and $25 for all others, and includes dinner.  You can register and pay online at, or at the meeting.

World System Model
This month we will be exploring the World System Model as a new and holistic way to gain an understanding of the future. International Futures Forum Member Tony Hodgson has developed this Model (see below) as a tried, tested and fine-tuned representation of the complexity of the global problematique.











The Model offers the clearest way yet of examining and understanding the interconnected problems we face and of formulating creative and transformative ways of approaching those problems. It can be used in many different ways  – for developing strategic resilience, for interpreting horizon scanning, and as an educational tool for one-planet living. The IFF World Game will be used to demonstrate a quick and effective way of involving others in the exercise. It goes on to examine the kind of resilient and adaptive solutions that can be most helpful to us – whether they are applied at the level of the school, the city or the Earth. Since so many of us (both human and other beings) have to live on this planet together, it sets out our best hope yet of finding sustainable ways of ‘one-planet living’. See more details of the interactive model at:

About Our Speaker

Strategic Business Futurist Joyce L. Gioia, CMC, CSP (pronounced joy-yah) will be facilitating the meeting and guiding us through participation in this interactive model. Joyce is President and CEO of The Herman Group, and a Certified Management Consultant. She is the author of The Herman Trend Alert, distributed weekly to 29,000 people in 87 countries in four languages, and author of five books including "Impending Crisis:Too Many Jobs, Too Few People" and "How to Become an Employer of Choice. The International Futures Forum (IFF) was set up to address the complex and confounding challenges that our world faces and to support a transformative response to those challenges and to enhance our capacity for effective action. The goal of all IFF activities is to restore practical hope and provoke wise initiative.

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