IAF Methods

Global Trends Conversation

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This can be an introduction to an environmental scan workshop or any other where having people think about what is happening in the world would be helpful
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Goal

Participants start thinking of the events that effect their organization and how these events affect their own work. Participants experience the breadth of changes going on around the world.

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Instructions

Before

Setting: none

Number of participants: 11-25

Time needed: 2 - 45 min.

Pre-Work Required: none

Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: Standard


Before

Introductions of participants:

What is your name, your job and one thing we should remember about you?

Introduction of exercise:

We live in a world that is globally interrelated. Events in one continent affect the lives of people and their work thousands of kilometers away

During

Identify and interpret global trends:


  1. Thinking about events that are happening in the world, what is one event that has happened in the past two years? Write down the answers.
  2. What is one event that has happened in the past twenty years?
  3. What are other events in the economic, political or cultural arena
  4. A trend is something that develops over time. Read back the list and ask: Listening to this list, what are some trends that you see in the world today? What trends do you see in your country?
  5. How do any of these trends affect your work?
  6. Thinking about these trends, what is one challenge for you in your work in the next 10 years?

After

Follow-Up Required: none

Usual or Expected Outcomes: insights into global trends and how they might effect work

Background

Source: Jon Jenkins

Derived from: The Ecumenical Institute's work on cultural change.

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  • Helps a group see beyond their immediate context.

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