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Transformation for Libraries: The Futures School

Transformation for Libraries - The Futures School Pilot


CSL DLD’s Transformation for Libraries: The Futures School IMLS National Grant Project August Cohort This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a program that Sarah Fuller, IMLS referred to as “a game changer for librarians” and from our Cohorts:

It's great to have a model that is normally applied to business be specifically applied to libraries. Our profession really needs a shakeup!” – FL Cohort


“The Futures School provided a powerful, engaging way to deconstruct our biases and environmental variables to predict various future scenarios that affect our long-term vision and mission.” – Doug Casey, Executive Director, Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology


“In a world buffeted by uncertainty, The Futures School Applied Foresight Accelerator provides participants hope for a better future by offering strategies to envision a multiverse of possible outcomes and a map to guide them towards the one that they want to realize.”






The CT State Library is excited to announce a

3-day live online developmental opportunity.

CSL Transformation for Libraries:

Learning-Unlearning-Relearning Through 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 pilot 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.

 Recruitment Flyer:

        ​·       ​Live-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)

 When: August 2nd – August 4th, 2021

 Who Should Attend? Individual library staff from academic, public, school and special libraries are invited to attend.

 Where: Virtual


  • Each day we will join together from 8:30 – 12:00 (AM session), break from 12:00 – 1:30, and rejoin from 1:30 – 5:00 (PM session) in ET. There will be a unique Zoom link for each AM and PM session.
  • It is important to be present for the full program since the content builds, and you will be contributing to the same small group during the three days.

 How to Apply:

 Please send an email of intent to Dawn at by close of business July 2nd, 2021


You must be able to commit to the full 3-day program


We look forward to working with you!



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.


Futures School

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Southeast Florida Library Network (SEFLIN) October 6th - October 8th

Colorado State Library, October 21st - 22nd

Hawaii State Library and Pacific Territories, February 24th - 26th, 2021 

Minnesota State Library, April 6th- 8th, 2021

Maryland State Library, May 25th - 27th, 2021

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