Dinner Learning Event - Breakthrough HR: How Disney Launched the Workforce of the Future

  • April 16, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Centre Club in Tampa


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Join Kedge Futures as they share an overview of how they helped Walt Disney International the past couple of years to create a global foresight competency across the organization, spearheaded by HR leadership.

Breakthrough HR: How Disney Launched the Workforce of the Future
Facing the need to understand our increasingly complex environment and to plan for a changing workforce of the future, Walt Disney International (WDI) established a foresight competency across its global regions. Spearheaded by HR leadership, a global futures team was created through an extensive training program, equipping WDI with tools to create the culture necessary for lasting change. Learn how HR leveraged this effort to become the strategic partner of choice.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand how trends around the workforce of the future will completely reframe the talent landscape.
• Explore how a leading organization positioned HR to serve as the strategic partner of choice through creating a global foresight practice.
• Expand the field of vision around the possibilities of the future so that participants can make better maps and decisions in the present.

For more information on the Futures School please see attached
Or visit their Website at Futures School

Join Frank Spencer Founder and principal partner at Kedge Futures


Frank is the Founding Principal and Creative Director at Kedge – a global opportunities firm that leverages its expertise in integrated thinking, foresight, innovation, and strategic design to empower organizations to seize aspirations, transformation and growth. He is also a founding instructor at The Futures School (TFS), a 3-day immersive, project-based foresight program. Prior to Kedge and TFS, Frank worked for 15 years as a leadership coach and developer with entrepreneurs, social communities, networking initiatives and SMEs, helping them in areas such as development, innovation, and networking. He holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight from Regent University. With a strong background in both business and academic foresight, Frank was the creator and lead instructor of The Futures Institute: Shaping The Future Now at Duke University’s Talent identification Program Institute, teaching students to use futures and foresight to develop transformative solutions to grand challenges (2010, 2011). He has worked on Strategic Foresight projects for companies such as Kraft, Mars, Marriott, and The Walt Disney Company. He is a prolific speaker, having delivered presentations to groups and conferences around the globe on topics such as leadership development, the importance of developing the skill of futures thinking, creating environments of foresight in businesses & organizations, recognizing emerging trends and issues, identifying unseen opportunities, reaching aspirations and preferred futures, talent management, work, technology, and social innovation for over the last 20 years. Frank holds memberships in World Futures Society (WFS) and Association for Professional Futurists (APF). His publications include: “Wicked Opportunities: 7 Shifts in the Age of Opportunity,” Rotman Management Winter 2015 Issue; “7 Shifts in the Age of Opportunity Series,” Urban Times; “Why Predicting Trends Doesn’t Help Prepare for the Future,” Fast Company Exist; “Turning Wicked Problems Into Wicked Opportunities,” Fast Company Exist. 

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