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Top Trends Impacting Chippewa Valley's Creative Economy.pdf

Workshop #3 - Backcasting & Strategic Doing

This is the third and final workshop in the Future Region series focused on the creative economy of the Chippewa Valley led by Rebecca Ryan of Next Generation Consulting. This workshop covers backcasting and strategic doing to prepare both a 20 year plan and immediate next steps for the next 90 days. This session covers backcasting and strategic doing. Participants reviewed the cross-over issues from workshop #2 then dug into those issues to identify both long-term goals and immediate next steps. Each of the 8 teams present the highlights of their action plans.

Workshop #2 - Stories From the Future

This is the 2nd of three workshops as part of the Chippewa Valley Future Region initiative focused on the future of the creative economy in the Eau Claire metro area. In this video, participants break into twelve groups and each group is given a positive, negative or neutral scenario. Each group develops a story around their scenario and then presents their story. At the end, a discussion of the themes that cut across the stories, regardles of the starting scenario.

Chippewa Valley Future Region Wrkshp #2 from Gary W Becker on Vimeo.

Workshop #1 - The Big Sort

The first of three strategic foresight workshops was held Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in Eau Claire. Approximately 80 invitees volunteered four hours of their time to understand the trends impacting their region and to sort them according to how ready the region is to address those trends that will have the greatest impact on the region. This 10-minute video summarizes the evening.