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Novel Futures uses a FAR approach for helping organizations and communities build and apply essential skills in Foresight, Adaptability, and Risk.
Experts at Novel Futures conduct issue scans to support its foresight and risk exercises, to help organizations see emerging issues and better understand the historical context of complex issues.
Seeing the hidden connection among complex issues is critical for achieving real and lasting impact. Novel Futures assists organizations in applying complexity analysis tools to identify leverage points for accelerating progress.
Experts at Novel Futures speak to audiences large and small about the utility of foresight and scenario planning. Training workshops are also available to build foresight capacity within your organization.
Novel Futures' Director and President, Darren Swanson, has led foresight, scenario planning and risk assessment exercises for communities, governments, businesses and the United Nations. Prior to starting Novel Futures, Darren was Director of the Measurement & Assessment program at the International Institute for Sustainable Development and program leader of the IISD Foresight Group.
With master's degrees in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Geo-environmental Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Darren draws from a diverse science-policy knowledge base when assisting organizations in the collective pursuit of creativity, adaptability and sustainability.
Mr. Scaletta provides Associate Consultant services to Novel Futures in the areas of strategic foresight and natural capital. Over the past three decades, Todd has held executive and senior level positions within the accounting profession both nationally and provincially, including being the President and CEO of CPA Manitoba and currently serving as Senior Vice-President of Foresight and Research at CPA Alberta.
Todd also has experience in industry including construction, consulting, real estate development, insurance and education. He has taught courses at the University of Manitoba (MBA program), the University of Winnipeg, and in the Chartered Directors (C.Dir.) program. As well he has presented on the topics of sustainability and foresight at several international conferences and served on many international sustainability committees.