Networking: the next puzzle piece

Phil Hauck, Board President

We have learned that our graduates, after completing their Strategic Foresight (SF) training, recognize value in comparing experiences with other SF grads and continuing to work together to implement the tools they’ve learned. So we’re launching our first two networking cohorts in the very near future, bringing together like-minded people who share similar situations and see foresight from similar perspectives. In each case we will seek “a good match” of people as we build the network. These are the features to which we’re committed:

  • Purposeful meetings aimed at shared experiences, getting questions answered, learning improved techniques, recognizing mutual challenges, and developing meaningful friendships
  • Well-timed gatherings, probably every 8-10 weeks
  • Scheduled at an optimal time of day for good attendance and focus
  • Commitment by network members to attend regularly and engage
  • Confidentiality
  • An agenda that is carefully planned and shared
  • Facilitation by an experienced professional

These networking cohorts will launch soon. There will be no participation fee as we fine-tune this structure over 2023. If you’re interested in joining such a network within these guidelines, contact Steve McCarthy, Executive Director.

Where Have all the Workers Gone?

Phil Hauck, Envision Board President

“There is a zero percent likelihood you will have enough people to fill all your jobs for the next ten years!” That’s the headline takeaway from Chris Czarnik, an Appleton-based national speaker on “Talent Recruitment and Management” and author of Winning The War for Talent.

Employers have realized for two years that there aren’t enough people to staff their enterprises.  But we’re wondering when it will end. Czarnik says employers must realize that this fundamental shift we’re seeing today will be permanent for the foreseeable future. He points to data that says it will be many years from now, requiring a 180-degree shift in how you approach recruiting.


Horizons newsletter by Envision

Click here for the November 2022 Horizons Newsletter by Envision. Board member Heidi Selberg comments on the social safety net and social mobility in the US, Board member and Executive Director of Wello Natalie Bomstad enlightens us on the results of the 2021 Wello Community Health and Well-Being survey, Board President Phil Hauck offers new perspectives on managing health care costs, and our fall 2022 Strategic Foresight cohort is introduced.