FUTURES BY DESIGNTM
CONSULTANCY, FACILITATION
& TRAINING SERVICES



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Environment Institute of
Australia & New Zealand


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There is not one predetermined future which just happens to us.

There are many possible futures, and a smaller number of probable futures.
We assist people to play active roles in creating their preferred futures.

So we can have futures by design...not by default.
   

   
We do not draw a sharp distinction between consultancy and facilitation services.

Much of our consultancy work involves significant participatory process, enabling broad ownership of outcomes and commitment to implementation and continuing development and improvement.

In turn, much of our facilitation work involves providing guidance to clients on planning, process and evaluation, and may involve capacity building in skills for communication, participation and leadership.

Equally, our work in training is facilitated learning, with value added from our literacy in the content of the client group.  Our training enables clients to undertake their own effective participatory process, and in turn to build capacity and enhance performance in individuals, teams and organisations, and to foster leadership and responsibility at all levels. 

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    WHAT WE AIM TO ACHIEVE

 
PRINCIPLED
LEADERSHIP
 
to enable
interactions
based on
openness, trust, respect
and equity
 

   

INFORMED
PARTICIPATION

 
to equip stakeholders with comprehensive information
and tools
matched to the task 


 
INSPIRED
LEARNING

 
at individual,
group and
organisational
levels

 

 
CREATIVE
ENGAGEMENT

 
going beyond the reactive
to open up
diverse ways of knowing
and to harness energies

 

SHARED
RESPONSIBILITY
 

 
where participants
at all levels
have authority to shape
both process and outcomes



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WHO WE WORK WITH AND WHERE WE WORK

  • From small teams and groups to large and complex organisations  
  • From small meetings to conferences  
  • Across government, community, education, research and industry sectors
  • From urban settings to rural and regional Australia and to overseas development 
  • Wherever people and communities need support and/or skills to diagnose, understand, articulate and adapt effectively to changes in their social, technical, economic and/or political environments 
See Clients to gain an appreciation of the breadth of our work.  
   
   

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  Communication
Facilitation
Participation
Planning
Review
Evaluation 











 Productivity  



 
Performance    



    Practice 




Partnership



      People    




Purpose










Capacity
building
Organisational
development
Change
leadership


 
Photo: Creative Image Photography


 
 
 
Futures by Design  
 

 
Photo:Joan Firkins

    

WHAT WE DO

  • Facilitation of meetings, workshops, conferences, forums, seminars and other exchanges 
  • Participatory process and event design
  • Coordination of teams for facilitation and synthesis in participatory events
  • Technology of Participation, strength-based approaches, narrative techniques, marketplaces, cafes
  • Stakeholder and community engagement 
  • Consultation and participation processes (cross-sectoral and cross-cultural) 
  • Engagement process planning, practice and performance evaluation
  • Relationship brokering 
  • Reputation building
  • Capacity building
  • Organisational and team development 
  • Negotiation, moderation and conflict leadership   
  • Cultural translation, citizen science 
  • Interpretation, education and extension 
  • Knowledge management 
  • Development of communities of practice 
  • Building awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment to participation 
  • Refining and articulating focus, purpose, values, strategies and actions 
  • Defining and depicting program logic
  • Review and evaluation of impact/effectiveness of programs/projects/plans/policies 
  • Articulating performance stories
  • Scanning, diagnosis and analysis of risks, issues and trends 
  • Review and realignment of values, ethics, governance, practice and performance 
  • Organisational review and adaptive management 
  • Cultural change leadership
  • Independent review of policies, ethical statements, documents, plans, reports 
  • Development of manuals, guides, fact sheets, brochures, Web content, presentations, books 
  • Document finishing, editorial assistance (substantive/style) and proofreading 
  • Resource assessment – environment, natural and cultural heritage 
  • Conservation management planning, from protected areas to production landscapes 
  • Urban and regional planning/development  
Read some testimonials of our facilitation and training practice.  

Clients of either our facilitation or training services are eligible to receive discounts on additional services from Futures by Design.  
 


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   Health and Wellbeing      

   
  Community building  
   

   









CONTACTS
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PO Box 128   
JAMISON CENTRE 
ACT  2614  AUSTRALIA
+61-418-417-635
+61-2-6251-2923

   
Any information submitted to us will not be provided to a third party without the permission of the supplier.  

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Last update 7 June 2017


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