FutureWave Summits - Meetings Done Differently
We Design, Facilitate, Capture and Catalyze
YOUR Conversations That Matter.
FutureWave Summits were designed to help meet the needs of organizational mavericks who want strategic planning and meetings done differently; big ideas from a diverse mix of people; and guaranteed group engagement, expanded thinking and drive to outcomes.
In the past, when things were simpler, it was possible to put a few key leaders in a room and create all the solutions and action plans for an organization. That was then … this is now.
In today’s world, it is more important than ever to bring all voices together when entering into strategic planning and innovation processes. Companies can leverage the diversity of perspectives and tap into the collective genius, to generate visions for the future that meet the needs of both today and tomorrow.
We offer a multi-day, large-scale (10 - 1000 participants) ideation and planning process where people work together to envision and design the future of the organization. Our fun, interactive and engaging Summits guide you toward clear, pre-established strategic outcomes.
FutureWave consultants utilize a wide range of meeting processes to custom design multi-faceted Summit Experiences. We can partner with your internal team or provide a turnkey program that includes:
Appreciative Inquiry and Future Search processes
Possibility Cafés and Open Space
New e-Learning technologies that engage those unable to attend in person
Real-time Information Capture through storytelling, one-on-one interviews, transcription, polling, strategic illustration, video/digital filming, and live-build of a social networking site
Experiential Team Building and Recreational Activities
Cultivating Collective Leadership and Collaborative Relationships
Intentional learning environments
Keep the conversation going long after the event!
Too often these great meetings end as the people walk out the door.
Gone are all the innovative ideas and intended action plans. Today, your ability to engage people in conversation, build collaborations and capture ideas is essential to the success of any endeavor.
To help you capture and keep the conversation and action plans alive, we leverage the amazing advances in collaborative communication platforms, social media, corporate storytelling, graphic facilitation and film. We can inform or build your social media platform real-time, in the room. Our storytellers provide content for blogs and marketing communications, photos, film clips and graphic facilitation maps help capture and share the story. Action plans and ideas are logged onto the site for continued conversation.
As we step into the future, social media may be the key to widespread organizational and social change. This is the new normal, step into the future NOW!
What our clients have to say:
As the Women's Leadership Council at United Way began thinking about a strategic planning retreat, we knew that we did not want to do the same old thing. If we were going to ask women to commit a half day, it needed to be inspiring, engaging, insightful, productive and fun. Well, what can I say - it was all that and more. By incorporating the "dare to dream" component into the retreat, we achieved a result far better than we anticipated. The WLC is now positioned on the cutting edge to accomplish some rather daring activities. Thank you Wendy for dreaming with us!
United Way of the Greater Triangle
Women's Leadership Council Manager