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Mid-Michigan Library League

Transformation for Libraries: The Futures School

Transformation for Libraries: The Futures School

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.

You 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 you to continuously learn-unlearn-relearn to lead discussion and action in the transformation of libraries.

Learn more about the program here (Video about the school, agenda, and more.)

Midwest Cohort

July 12-14, 2022 (ET)


This is a 3-day virtual professional development opportunity.  You must be able to commit to the full 3-day program. Please note all sessions are virtual. Each day we will join together for the following times.8:30 am - 12 pm | Morning Session -- 12 - 1:30 pm | Break  -- 1:30 - 5 pm | Afternoon Session

(FYI -- I will say this is a VERY INTENSE 3-day event. It is a full day, 8:30-5pm, online and you have to be present and work in groups a lot of this time. If this does not sound like what you want to do with 3 days of your life that is okay, just don’t apply and commit to a spot. S. White)