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Embracing a Future Mindset for Global Change

Date Friday, Nov 24  Time   –    Room Potsdam III

In a world marked by ever-accelerating change and global challenges, the need for radical systemic change - and the right instruments such as education - is evident. The presentation, delves into the essential concept that genuine transformation requires a comprehensive overhaul of our existing systems. It underscores the importance of adopting a future mindset to harness future skills for creating a world worth living in.

The central questions explored in this presentation are:

1. The Need for Change Education as Future Skills:
Why do we strive to manage change in the first place? The world around us is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and managing this transformation is essential to ensure that we stay ahead of global challenges and adapt to new realities.

2. The Sustainability Conundrum:
While sustainability has become a buzzword, we must acknowledge that it's not working as effectively as envisioned. This presentation delves into the reasons behind this and suggests that a more profound systemic shift is necessary to achieve true sustainability.

3. Falling Back into Old Patterns:
Humans tend to revert to old habits and systems, even when they recognize the need for change. We explore the psychological and structural factors that lead to this phenomenon and the urgency of breaking free from these constraints.

4. Changing Our Mindset:
To effect genuine change, a shift in mindset is paramount. This includes adopting a future-oriented perspective, embracing innovation, and fostering a global consciousness. This presentation outlines the importance of this mindset shift.

5. Parameters for Adaptation:
The main parameters for adapting to what's necessary to ensure a world worth living in are highlighted. These encompass technological innovation, sustainable practices, responsible governance, and global collaboration.

By the end of this presentation, the audience will gain a deeper understanding of the imperative for systemic change, the significance of a future mindset, and the essential future skills education required to navigate our ever-evolving world. The ultimate goal is to inspire individuals and organiSations to take an active role in shaping a sustainable and prosperous future for all.

OEB speaker Anabel Ternès

Anabel Ternès

Managing Director, SRH Institut für Nachhaltiges Management, Germany