Developing Futures Professional Development


Leading business as unusual

At futures we believe the leadership of innovation, enterprise and change succeeds, where individuals and teams are working with purpose-confidently, creatively and collaboratively, to address the unique issues and opportunities of our time.

We work with those ambitious leaders, who are values-based, and vision driven; leaders who seek to demonstrate impact and value more widely, beyond the creation of positive financial returns.

At futures we develop research impact, through joint action with our partner clients. Our goal is to foster new expertise and experience and to create success that can be shared, with lasting impact.

Bespoke professional development

Customised professional development

From 2 to 9 months:
Explore in more detail our Professional development offer:

Enterprise and Organisational leadership:
  • Leading Enterprise.
  • Leading ‘Business as Unusual’: fostering.
  • Developing Internal.
  • Leading Innovation.
Leadership development:
  • Developing Self and others.
  • Fostering Team Spirit.

Our offer covering discrete business topics

From 1 to 4 days:
We also design and facilitate engaging ‘Fast Start’ events supporting strategy, or team development for instance, plus introductory workshops and seminars on given topics.

Action Inquiry

From 3 to 9 months:
We are delighted now to offer Action Inquiry to groups.

Action inquiry is …
a participative, reflective approach to learning with people, on issues relevant to them, to seek practical action and change.

Action inquiry enables you therefore to…
understand your world and develop new and creative ways of looking at things.
Learn how to act to change things and find out how to do things better.

By the end of an inquiry…
the aim is therefore that you will have made progress in addressing your ‘live’ organisational challenges, through a process of action/experimentation, reflection and learning, gaining insights and a fresh perspective on your work, with others. You will also benefit from practical facilitation experience, to carry on, as well as benefit from peer to peer learning in a unique and insightful way.

Entrepreneurial Leadership in Livewell SW - our story

This is the third programme that we’ve commissioned and we’re really pleased with it. It gives an important message to people working within Livewell SW that we really value and support innovation that comes from people delivering those services.

Listen to Steve Waite, Chief Executive of Livewell Southwest and the facilitators’ experiences of the Leadership in Social Enterprise programme

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