Webinar: Designing the Future – Shannon Chamber and UL@Work

  • Event: Webinar: Designing the Future – Shannon Chamber and UL@Work
  • Date: 24/03/2022
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Venue: Online session, Remote, Via Zoom,
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Shannon Chamber is delighted to host our first joint online workshop with The UL@Work initiative on Designing the Future topic. 

Dr Annmarie Ryan will talk about altering the rules of the game so that your organisation and employees can shape the future not just react to it.  Getting your team and yourself ready for a changing world requires strategic foresight, futures mindset, and the ability to shape the wider ecosystem that your orgnisations operates in.  She investigates how to support people to develop a Futures Mindset, a vitally important skill that can empower individuals to take an active role in enabling their organisation and communities to adapt and strategise for a better future. She aims to empower the imagination and enhance ability to become future change agents in the economy and the wider global society.  

 In this talk you’ll learn about the importance of:

  • Developing action plans within your own network to shape the environment and market you wish to operate in.
  • How market shaping turns traditional strategic thinking on its head
  • Pointing your business (small, medium or large!)  towards the future  
  • Building your own future forecasting skills

Dr Ryan is the course director of the new  UL@Work Digital Futures and Innovation summer school

Meet the Speaker

Dr Annmarie Ryan is Senior lecturer at the Kenny Business School at the University of Limerick. She is founder of the Digital Futures Lab and is course director of the new professional diploma in Digital Futures and innovation. She is co-founder of the FuturesNow webinar series launched as part of the UL@Work initiative at UL. She has designed and lead several futures labs including Health Futures Lab (2015) and the Health Research Futures Lab (2016) (funded by the Irish Research Council). She is a serial innovator in higher education bringing a studio approach to the business school as well as designing and delivering rich digital learning environments for professional and full-time learners. She is currently project coordinator for a .25 million European funded project (EULab), which has the ambition of designing a platform for a European wide network of Mission Labs, putting the design of tomorrow’s world into the hands of the next generation. Her research is concerned with understanding the complexities of space and place (digital and analog) in the shaping and reshaping of markets. She has published over 100 scholarly works (peer reviewed articles, conference papers, book chapters). Her work has appeared in prestigious academic journals including Human Relations, Marketing Theory, Industrial Marketing Management.


This webinar is Free of Charge, but online booking is essential.

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