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Future Reality masterclass
This powerful training enables you to lead change, transforming your city, business, organisation or industry towards a visionary future.
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LEARN AND APPLY POWERFUL PROCESSES AND TOOLS TO VISUALISE, STRATEGISE AND ACTUALISE A THRIVING FUTURE. THIS INTENSIVE 2-DAY TRAINING IS INTENDED FOR PEOPLE IN BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT AND NONPROFIT SECTORS WITH THE DESIRE TO HAVE AN INSPIRING IMPACT AT SCALE WITHIN CITIES, AND WHO WANT TO CREATE THE FUTURE – NOT SIMPLY REACT TO IT. DISCOVER GLOBAL INNOVATIONS THAT ALREADY EXIST AND LEARN HOW TO IMPLEMENT THEM TO OVERCOME YOUR CHALLENGE AND CREATE A FUTURE REALITY THAT WE ALL WANT TO LIVE IN.

Realising an inspired future requires fundamentally changing the way an organisation thinks, the way it responds and the way it leads.

To book your place or enquire about training for your organisation or project team please email us.

You will be introduced to principles & tools that enable you to go beyond a sustainable future, know where to best leverage change in a system for the greatest impact, design for resilience in urban infrastructure based on biomimicry Life’s Principles, build collaborations and integrate personal development and leadership tools that allow you and your team to work with inspiration every day.

The training merges the best of BIOMIMICRYCIRCULAR ECONOMYEXPONENTIAL INNOVATIONS and SYSTEMS THINKING and shows you how to lead this kind of transformative change by connecting with your personal and corporate VALUES, understanding PURPOSE DRIVEN LEADERSHIP and how to create social COLLABORATION.

To be introduced to each of these please view the playlist on our YouTube channel.

When you are connected to your purpose it increases your ability to lead.

The two day masterclass focuses on facilitating you through developing your PERSONAl PURPOSEVISION and VALUES as well as developing an expanded urban vision of what’s possible for URBAN FUTURES for INFRASTRUCTURE and SOCIAL ORGANISATION. This vision is about what the future can look like if we take all the practical solutions and innovations that have already been developed and put them together in a systems view of what is possible. You will see how they apply to your challenge and how to integrate them into your solution. The practical examples that Shannon & Claire share are all examples of solutions that already exist, either work they have personally done in Africa or global examples of best international case studies.

At the end of the masterclass, you are facilitated to define the priority actions steps that you can do to achieve your vision and the greater urban vision and you are facilitated through a session to deal with the fears that people face in being able to achieve visionary futures.

The masterclass gives you an opportunity to reflect and prioritise, something much needed in the world of knee-jerk responses. It creates a place for you to think outside of the panic.

After the masterclass you will have an array of tested tools that you can use in your own work going forward.

To book your place or enquire about training for your organisation or project team please email us.

UPCOMING MASTERCLASSES: 

LOS ANGELES, USA
Date: 16th-17th October 2017
Time: Day 1, 9am-5pm. Day 2, 9am-1pm
Venue: TBC
Cost: $600
Earlybird Special: $420 if you book before the 2nd of October.

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TESTIMONIALS

“I got much more than I expected from the day in terms of stimulating thinking about how social systems, personal values and physical systems relate to each other. This was translated into real practical exercises to begin to teach or guide me on how to carry on with this process. The day was very well presented with loads of interesting knowledge, fast-moving and inspiring material based on relevant life & work experience. Thank you.” – Zendre Compion, Solid Green Consultants

“In one day I was able to define an inspired vision of my life and align my life’s trajectory with it. I was also inspired to contribute to national and planetary solutions that move and transform humanity to what is desirable, rather than away from what we do not want. As usual, the biomimicry lens provided a vision and regenerative perspectives (beyond sustainability).” – Gamelihle Sibanda, Chief Technical Adviser at United Nations

“Thank you so much for helping me to start on my journey of being a more thoughtful leader able to effectively communicate with those around me. I clearly see the benefit of the course contents for both my professional but also personal growth and development. The day was jam-packed but Shannon & Claire were amazing in being able to remind us of the aims of the day which helped me with keeping the teachings in focus. Thanks again!! – Adrie Fourie

“Shannon and Claire’s work through the Future Reality masterclass has made a significant impact in the way people look at their values and have equipped them with tools to put their values into action. This course is essential for anyone who wants to align their values with their work, personal and social lives.” – Jonathan Timothy Rankin

“Shannon is that rare creature: a genuine systems thinker who not only knows how to design systems (using Nature’s blueprints) but has the personality required to engage decision makers so that they fall in with the beauty of working this way.”  – Peter Willis, Conversations that Count

“Claire evokes a world teeming with nearperfect function, holding untold possibilities for our future on this extraordinary planet…. If there’s one word which Claire both personifies and inspires, it is surely wonder.”  – Miöja

“Shannon’s approach to integrating human behavior with the future of urban development is refreshing, positive and pioneering. Her progressive, forward looking outlook and her energy inspires confidence.”  – Mariam Haroun, Corporate Law

“The Biomimicry session was, in my view, one of the best creativity inspiring sessions I have been to and it was very highly rated in the feedback from Candidate Fellows. Personally, I think exposure to Biomimicry and the opportunities that learning from the world around us can bring to entrepreneurship can add value to the Programme for both Alumni and Candidate Fellows.”  – Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Immanuel Commarmond

 

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS ATTENDEES ON THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE FUTURE REALITY MASTERCLASS

  • ‘This is an introduction to achieving a purpose driven career.’
  • ‘This training opens up a recognition that there are other ways of thinking/seeing and opens up new possibilities.’
  • ‘You see future possibilities! This training gives hope, clarity & a sense of purpose!’
  • ‘This training provides an expanded worldview and context from which to begin reassessing how we go about our ‘vocations’.’
  • ‘This training opens eyes & minds. It shows you how to really get perspective and how to better communicate.’
  • ‘This training helps people who are doing developmental work and are working as change agents.’
  • ‘There is such benefit in achieving results in a much shorter space of time.’
  • ‘Learning our values and how to achieve them will help everyone to take one step closer to self-actualisation.’
  • ‘This training helped me to understand a bigger picture of systems and understand the inevitability of evolution. It shows that we need to change the driving system behind decisions to one that is not fear based.’
  • ‘This training helps you to take a step back, see a bigger picture of how you could make a bigger / more profound impact on the world / your family / your group of friends, etc.’
  • ‘The course is transformative at both personal and non-personal levels.’
  • ‘This training makes one think about the way we do things differently. ‘
  • ‘It would be great for all business leads to examine their values.’

 

KEY BENEFITS YOU WILL GAIN FROM THE TRAINING

  • Be introduced to principles & tools that enable you to go beyond a sustainable future and lead the way towards a thriving future.
  • Inspire a visionary future to lead from, rather than predict futures to avoid.
  • Learn about global innovations that currently exist to solve problems.
  • Learn processes for understanding your own values and what drives you.
  • Discover where to best leverage change in a system for the greatest impact.
  • Learn how to successfully manage mass urbanisation.
  • Develop a vision for leading a flourishing future for energy, water, transport & land-use.
  • Integrate personal development and leadership tools that allow you and your colleagues or team to work with inspiration every day.
  • Learn the tools that will empower you to lead the way towards a thriving future for cities.
  • Inspire a visionary future to lead from, rather than predict futures to avoid.
  • Discover how every challenge has a simultaneous solution.
  • Realise that adapting to change is critical for our evolution.

 

To book your place or enquire about training for your organisation or project team please email us.

 

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS ATTENDEES ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THEM FROM THE TRAINING

  • ‘It has been inspiring to understand that unlocking the self is what unlocks the future potential of our cities.’
  • ‘It has been inspiring to attend this masterclass that is reinforcing and confirming of the need for broad contextual understanding and paradigm shift.’
  • ‘It has been inspiring to realise how much possibility there is around. A future of thriveability can work – it is possible!’
  • ‘It has been inspiring to see the simplifying and therefore cleaning, defining & enabling more conscious structure. Process of simple articulation.’
  • ‘I am inspired by the value approach to leadership, how to change after having a limited perspective by broadening my space and time horizon.’
  • ‘I was inspired by the fresh & innovative ideas that can be applied practically. Wonderful not to be a ‘doom & gloom’ workshop.’
  • ‘I was inspired by the practical experiences both Claire & Shannon have.’
  • ‘I like the approach to diffusing emotions with clarity in planning purpose and also seeing benefits in action not happening as planned and understanding the positive and negative cycles of events.’
  • ‘I am inspired by innovation in approaching paradigm shifts, leadership & collaboration.’
  • ‘I loved the explanations of context, paradigm shifts, positive & negative (two sides to everything), that everything has a cycle, biomimicry life’s principles, change to a verb from a noun to a function, rethinking disruptive innovation.’
  • ‘I was inspired learning about my own priority values & how to achieve them.’
  • ‘I now see the bigger picture and understand that I can make a difference by understanding my values. I loved learning about biomimicry and natural systems.’
  • ‘I loved all the real world examples and references used.’
  • ‘I was inspired to learn about my values, all the modern technology and how it can serve to improve life through using nature, biomimicry & collaboration.’
  • ‘I was inspired by the volume of great examples, both relating to leadership and biomimicry. I loved the approach to leadership.’
  • ‘I was inspired by the rich content.’
  • ‘High quality. The focus on cities is relevant to many sectors and the collaborative component / aspect is relevant to everyone.’

 

YOUR FACILITATORS

SHANNON ROYDEN-TURNER

VISIONARY URBAN STRATEGIST

Shannon works as an educatorconsultantspeaker and facilitator to urban leaders, transforming the urban planning process to enable the adoption and scaling of regenerative innovation. She has developed the Actuality Methodology and trains people to develop their inspired potential to understand, respond and lead a resilient & regenerative future. Her life’s work focuses on shifting our paradigm from a world filled with problems, to one where inspired and purposeful leaders can see that every problem is simultaneously solved when we broaden our perspective. She brings together global innovators with urban leaders to solve complex challenges at a systems level, by facilitating and educating multi-stakeholder collaborations to craft future visions and strategies, while developing the appropriate governance structures to actualise successful systems level transformation.

CLAIRE JANISCH

BIOMIMICRY PROFESSIONAL

As a Biomimicry Professional, Claire spends her time exploring nature’s genius in diverse ecosystems and shares this new way of viewing and valuing nature through biomimicry expeditions and coaching– teaching & training professionals, students and scholars. Claire has a MSc Chem-Engineering in Industrial Ecology and is both a graduate of and has been a lead trainer for the Biomimicry Professional Certificate Program offered by Biomimicry3.8. She is the Founder of BiomimicrySA and Imaginature. Claire was selected in the Mail & Guardian’s 200 young South Africans in 2009, 2010 & 2011 and was a finalist in the Most Influential Women in Business & Government awards in 2012.

To book your place or enquire about training for your organisation or project team please email us.

 

ABOUT ACTUALITY

At Actuality, we work closely with our clients to envision their desired outcome, and actualise plans, strategies and implementation through our solution lab process to lead towards an inspired future. Through performance monitoring and mentoring we ensure transformation is embedded. Through our Actuality methodology, our team offers an end to end delivery of transformation. We focus on the adoption and scaling of innovation towards a resilient, regenerative urban future. To actualise these visions we build purposeful leadership and multi-stakeholder collaborations capable of solving your complex urban challenge.

We assist governments, private sector, communities and NGO’s to formulate, implement and monitor a transformation agenda that delivers inspiring and tangible solutions. Our role is to facilitate and provide the delivery methodology for solving complex challenges with a commitment to delivering innovative results at speed.