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CSL Transformation for Libraries: Learning-Unlearning-RelearningThrough Strategic Foresight

Built on a vision of developing learning experiences that help you to be “fueled by foresight” in all that you do – this unique training program is presented in partnership with Kedge and The Futures School. It emerged from a growing realization among leaders and organizations that success in the 21st century landscape of rapid change means we must embrace new pathways to the future. In other words, we need to foster mindsets and skills that help us to seize untapped possibilities and opportunities. Watch Kedge Futures School Co-Founder Yvette Montero describe Strategic Foresight:

 Introduction to Strategic Foresight Video

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in this IMLS grant funded project. With tangible results and a repeatable framework, you’ll be on your way to developing a foresight mindset and skillset, ensuring you are primed for market-leading innovation, successful opportunity development, and revenue-generating futures intelligence. Ultimately, you will learn a strategic framework that enables them to continuously learn-unlearn-relearn to lead discussion and action in the transformation of libraries.


2020 CT TFS Pilot Project

Librarians participants from:

Avon Free Public Library

Bethel  Public Library

Danbury Public Library

Fairfield  Public Library

Ferguson Library, Stamford

Granby Public Library

Hamden Public Library

Middlebury Public Library

Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe 

Rye, NY

Simsbury Public Library

Waterford Public Library

Weston Public Library

Gateway Community College

Central CT State University

CT Education Network (CEN)



The Futures School

Recruitment Flyer:


  • ‚ÄčLive-online sample agenda
  • In-person sample agenda
  • Infobrief on the partnership/experience  
  • Future of Libraries Focal Issue we will explore
  • Introduction to Strategic Foresight Video
  • More on The Futures School
  • Natural Foresight® Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK)
  • Certification Pathway and Global Foresight Advisory Council (GFAC)


Welcome to the Futures School


TFS Cohorts

Southeast Florida Library Network

Colorado State Library

Hawaii State Library

Minnesota Department of Education: State Library Services

Maryland State Library


If you have questions about the program, please contact:

Dawn La Valle, Director, Division of Library Development
Connecticut State Library
Phone: (860) 757-6665 | Fax: (860) 757-6503

Thank you, IMLS!

Institute of Museum and Library Services

This project was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant # RE-95-17-0068-17, in the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

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