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Vision Mapping Workshop

The Vision Mapping workshop is a catalyst for your church or faith-based organization to create a bolder, more creative vision. Leading from the future is now widely recognized as effective and essential. Futurecasting methodology provides the tools and guidelines for developing a collaborative vision, translating the vision into strategy, and turning the strategy into action plans.



Vision Mapping Workshop Roadmap

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  Workshop Opener

30 min.

full group

  

  Defining Moments

90 min.

full group

  Trends & Emerging Issues

60-90 min.

small groups

  Futures Wheel

4 hours

small groups



Envision



  Preferable Future

6 hours

small groups


  Turn Vision Into Strategies

3 hours

small groups



Engage



  Test Your Strategies

3 hours

small groups


  Turn Strategy Into Actions

4 hours

small groups



 
 

Workshop Opener

This activity helps break the ice, set expectations, answer general questions, and provide common objectives for the workshop.   back to roadmap
 

Defining Moments

Organizations tend to be more successful in looking ahead five, ten, or twenty years when they first look backward an equivalent number of years. This activity is designed to help leaders map changes in their organization’s past, to gain wisdom and momentum to plan forward.   back to roadmap
 

Trends and Emerging Issues

The purpose of this activity is to stimulate robust small group conversations about faith in the future. The primary intention is to interrupt normal patterns of thinking in order to consider how we might apply scripture and faith to formidable challenges that await us just beyond the horizon.   back to roadmap
 

Futures Wheel

The purpose of the futures wheel activity is to gain fresh perspective by engaging in ‘what if’ thinking that moves us out from our normal ways of seeing things. This exercise seeks to illustrate that unanticipated change can radically alter the environment, leaving organizations unprepared and vulnerable to failure.   back to roadmap
 

Preferable Future

The purpose of this activity is to create a shared vision through a participative process that motivates participants to work toward its fulfillment.   back to roadmap
 

Turn Vision Into Strategies

The purpose of this activity is to identify several diverse strategies that are in alignment with the ideal future of this organization and show promise of helping fulfill it.   back to roadmap
 

Test Your Strategies

The purpose of this activity is to assess the robustness of strategy options. You will see how they stand up under a wide range of conditions representative of possible futures.  back to roadmap
 

Turn Strategy Into Actions

Strategy is a high-level statement of organizational direction. At this point, we move from strategy to tactics. Strategy is what we will do. Tactics define how we will accomplish strategy. The objective is to build consensus and a teamwork approach to implementing the strategy.   back to roadmap

 
 

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