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Leaders Make the Future - Tuesday Night with Bob Johansen

July 24, 2012 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Bob Johansen, Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto will speak in the Bade, as part of the summer lecture series.  Bob holds an M.Div and a Ph.D in Sociology of Religion, and his work is reading history and trends to forecast the future--for business, for non-profits, for the church.  Bob's forecasts have already informed the Commission's work and will continue to do so.  He's a very informative and entertaining speaker.”  - Kathi McShane

Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30pm

Bob Johansen:
Leaders Make the Future: 
New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World

We are in a time of accelerating disruptive change. In a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity- traditional leadership skills won’t be enough. How adroit are you at dilemma flipping- turning problems that can’t be solved into opportunities? Can you develop bio-empathy- the ability to learn from and apply the principles of nature in your leadership? Are you able to practice immersive learning- dive into very different-from-you physical and online worlds and learn from them? Dr. Johansen will provide role models, tools, and advice to help you develop these and several other future leadership skills.

Dr. Johansen was one of the first social scientists to study the human and organizational impacts of what came to be called the Internet. He created and led a program on emerging information technologies—now known as the Technology Horizons Program—that continues to be presented by the Institute for the Future, a leading independent nonprofit futures research group where he has served as president and distinguished fellow. Johansen works with top leaders across business, government, and nonprofit organizations, conducting workshops that encourage thoughtful consideration of questions such as: What are the leadership skills that will be needed to thrive in the future, given the external future forces of the next decade? A social scientist with an interdisciplinary background, Johansen holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, as well as an M.Div. degree with a focus on world religions from Crozer Theological Seminary. His books include: Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain Age (now in 2nd edition) and Get There Early: Sensing the Future to Compete in the Present.

Reception: 7:00pm  Lecture: 7:30pm

Badé Museum, Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709

*PSR Alumnae/i are invited to dinner before the talks.  RSVP or request information at or 510/849-8216.

Come to Berkeley this summer and tackle the issues with star theologians, faculty, and guests as they speak on vital topics that touch our faith and our lives.

The free, public lectures will be held on (mostly) Tuesday nights between July 5 and August 7.  Receptions at 7:00pm (all welcome), talks from 7:30-9:00pm.  Always on the PSR campus at 1798 Scenic Ave Berkeley, CA 94709.
We invite you, your family, and friends to the Tuesday Night Talks*

More Tuesday Night Talks...

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Vivian Chavez
Cultural Humility: Moving and Breathing with Awareness

Tuesday, August 7th
Devin Zuber
Sermons in Stones: American Environmental Thought and Swedenborgian Nature Mysticism

*PSR Alumnae/i are invited to dinner before the talks, beginning Tuesday, July 10.  RSVP or request information at or 510/849-8216.