National Disability Futures – how the NDS and Futures Studies are Helping Service Providers to Create Preferred Futures


In this paper, futures methods of CLA, futures wheels and scenarios map outcomes of the event “Futures thinking, Strategy Development and Transformative Research”: a three-day strategic foresight course presented by international futurist Professor Sohail Inayatullah (National Disability Services, 2016). The course helped attendees to develop critical futures narratives about the future of their organisations and the disability sector. The course builds upon the NDS Queensland state conference Shaping the Future. Preparing for Change, in April 2016 – attended by nearly 500 participants. Attendees of the three-day strategic foresight course mapped trends and challenges to create preferred futures.

Keywords: Futures, NDIS, Disability, Scenarios, Strategy

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