Muse of Futures Studies:
All these essays
concern futures studies as a research activity, philosophy -- or
Muse of Change:
Muse of Leadership:
- Keynotes for a variety
of library associations, include
the American Library Association, and the Special Libraries Association;
- Keynotes on public
health issues (see also public health leadership graduate
seminar, mentioned in Resources: Syllabi.).
Foresight Fan: a brief tour of the basic elements and
methods of futures thinking, with a "build-your-own-foresight-project"
exercise at its conclusion. [Prepared as supporting documentation
to the handbooks Foresight in Health, Parts I and II,
National Health Service Executive (U.K.), Ms. Ayesha Dost.]
- Various presentations,
workshops, and exercises focussed on leading
change within universities.
- Futures research as
part of ongoing planning and public
policy processes, including the essay:
- Learning to Love being
Appalled (Astonished, Afraid, Amused, Aghast, A Futurist [all
of the above])
- Caught between a Critique
and a Hard Science ( a rebuttal)
- Futures Studies: Not
a Science, but a Performance Art
- Who ARE these people,
and WHY don't they do their homework?
- Pies in the Sky: Cooking
up Cultures of the Future. An essay about my comparative governance
class, also known as the "Mars colony" class, the name
of which morphed over several years, but when last taught was
"Creating Cultures for the 21st Century." The disguise
as a cultures class (much to the mystification of my anthropological
colleagues) occurred because it initially was cross-listed as
a "Cultural and Economic Change" course in Human Sciences...
but the essay explains most of this.
- The unpublished ABS
article: "Teaching People to
Daydream Effectively" Note: hardhat
area -- writing in progress -- beware exposed outlines
and unfinished phrases. An overview statement of my philosophy
of teaching and my perspective on our possible and preferred futures,
and on futures studies itself..
Fluency: Explorations in Leadership, Vision, and Creativity
(copyright © 1995, Wendy L.. Schultz) -- my Ph.D. dissertation:
limited given the explosion of literature on related topics that
has occurred in the almost ten years since I submitted it, but
still marked by a clarity of style that makes it unusual among
dissertations, and also makes it a useful first reading in futures
studies. Chapters will be posted as I translate them into html.
- Chapter Three:
Five: Futures Fluency -- a tour through the basic concepts
of futures studies.
- Appendix: Participatory
Workshops Facilitators' Guide
Parable of the Sky Islands (should be crosslisted under Exasperated)
and Prayer (no, really).
- A filk (if you don't
know what a filk is, you need to brush up on your popular media
culture): Straczynski's Lullaby.
- "Moonlight on the
Ocean," the draft intro for the Hawaii Ocean Resources Management
Plan which was "too beautiful for government work." Go figure.