Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists

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Planning Tips for Local Government Agencies

Thursday 22 September 2016

I'll be helping to kick off the Local Government Corporate Planners Conference in a couple of weeks, offering some thoughts about emerging issues for Councils and an approach to planning that should alleviate some issues for them. You can find details in

this link to the conference program which is being held at Citadines in Bourke St on the 21st of October. LGPro run a pretty good event and I'll be staying around to listen to the insights provided by other speakers on the day - plenty to learn!


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Beyond VUCA - the VUCA Squared concept
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Most people who've been involved in planning and strategy development will have heard of VUCA - Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous. Emerging out of the US War College in 1987, it's come to be more widely used by consultancies aiming to at least 'sound smart'. But that's not the main problem with its usage
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