Integrating Crisis Learning as Part of Futures Literacy Competencies
Date Thursday, Nov 24 Time – Room Queen
Futures literacy is a competency for dealing with uncertainty, responding to rapid changes and anticipating emergence of potentialities. Crises are major events increasingly faced by individuals, groups and societies today and for the projected future. Integrating crisis learning as part of building futures literacy competencies is valuable for enhancing preparedness and crisis responses.
This Boardroom Dialogue will discuss the importance of heightening knowledge on the dynamics and nature of crisis. The importance of both learning and unlearning will be emphasized, in terms of how to best adapt to uncertainity and apply agency, resources and tools to influence and shape crisis-resilient futures.
- A high-level introduction to futures literacy and foresight practice.
- A case-study on crisis learning using foresight methodology.
- A flexible and practical approach for supporting crisis learning in different contexts
Senior Futurist, Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at Stellenbosch University Business School
Njeri is a Senior Futurist at the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at Stellenbosch University Business School.
Her work focuses on strengthening capabilities of individuals, organisations and states in Africa, to navigate complexity and uncertainty, to realise long-term goals and visions. Her research interests include leadership, organisational performance, knowledge, gender and diversity, inclusivity and transformation.
Njeri has a Masters in International Relations and holds a PhD in Business Administration. She is also co-founder of a research and business development organisation that facilitates long-term institutional partnership building.
She has worked with a range of organisations in several capacities and contexts including research; higher education teaching and skills building; executive management training; policy, strategy and programme development; short course design, planning and delivery; project management and coordination; evaluation of initiatives for valued business, public sector, and international partners.
Her vocation is to support knowledge sharing and exchange, to facilitate integrated strategic planning, and enhance evidence-based decision making and high performance to achieve desired futures.