Tuesday, July 25, 2006

4th Annual Foresight Conference for Christian Leaders

My friend, Jay Gary is hosting Foresight 2006: Leading from the Future in Virginia Beach, September 20-22. Foresight 2006 is the fourth annual foresight conference for Christian leaders, and this year's theme of leading from the future, not just the past, is focused on the genetics age and the challenges facing organizations, churches, ministries and schools.

Jay described the conference as follows:

Imagine spending three days conversing over lunch and in small groups with leading strategists from faith-based, academic and business contexts from all across the country. You'll spend time with Dr. Ted Peters, America's leading theologian on science and religion, bio-ethics and futures thinking.

In workshops such as "Developing and using scenarios in public and private sectors," you'll learn the art of strategic thinking from national consultants like Dr. Clem Bezold, chairman of the Institute for Alternative Futures and board member of the World Future Society.

You'll also hear Tom Hoffmann, pastor and missional leader, speak on driving forces shaping global Christianity. You will grapple with what it means to be part of a church that is shifting its center of gravity to the south. Also, Mary Beth McEuen, VP of People and Potential at Maritz, will speak on cultivating strategic leadership with forward views.

Foresight 2006 is for anyone interested in the future of leadership and transformational change. Whether you are a manager, consultant, ministry leader, educator, pastor, health-care worker, military leader or teacher, this conference is for you.

For more information see: http://www.regent.edu/acad/sls/conferences/foresight/