Verne WHEELWRIGHT - What is Futures Studies ?





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Published on Jul 23, 2014

Verne Wheelwright, PhD. is an internationally recognized professional in the field of Foresight and Futures Studies. He is the author of the award winning book It's Your Future... Make it a Good One! and The Personal Futures Workbook, and has published articles in a number of professional journals and other publications. Dr. Wheelwright has conducted workshops and addressed audiences in major cities across the U.S. He has also spoken to audiences internationally, including Turkey, Denmark, India, Australia, Japan, Canada and other countries.
In 2006, Wheelwright was awarded a PhD. from Leeds Metropolitan University for his groundbreaking research in the application of futures methods to individual lives. That research led to the development of The Personal Futures Workbook, which provides detailed worksheets and explanations that lead individuals through the same futuring process used successfully by major businesses and institutions worldwide for decades. The workbook was tested in workshop settings, then made available to the general public as a free download at Wheelwright's web site, www.personalfutures.net. The workbook has been translated into several languages and is used as a text in colleges and universities. Topics that Wheelwright presents are usually related to personal futures, including:

Personal Futures, Step-by-Step
It's YOUR Future
Six Faces of Your Retirement
The Chosen Generation
Living to 100? How about 200?

Dr. Wheelwright's book, It's Your Future... Make it a Good One! offers a detailed description and explanation of how futures methods can be effectively applied to anyone's personal life. The book offers insights into how futures methods work and is intended to help individuals develop a long term perspective not only in their personal lives but also in their careers. The book is written to be useful to people of all ages, from teenagers to octogenarians.
Wheelwright earned his Master's degree in Studies of the Future at the University of Houston, Clear Lake and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon.
Wheelwright is an active member of the Association of Professional Futurists, a professional member of the World Future Society and a member of the World Future Studies Federation. His business and personal travels have taken him to over fifty different countries, offering him insights and an awareness of worldwide cultures that underlies his approach to Foresight and Futures Studies. He and his wife now live in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

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