Envisioning the Future

Science Fiction and the Next Millennium

Author: Marleen S. Barr

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819566522

Category: Fiction

Page: 205

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Writers speculate on the future and the role of science fiction.

The Truth About Re-Envisioning the Future of Your Company

Author: William S. Kane

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132485319

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

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This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Thriving in Change (9780132354622) by William S. Kane. Available in print and digital formats. The concise guide to crafting a vision that’s powerful enough to help you drive fundamental, long-lasting change. With just a few words, your team will likely experience higher job satisfaction, motivation, commitment, loyalty, pride, and productivity. What words could generate such resounding results? The answer: your vision. If effectively developed and communicated–addressing the broader organizational questions, “Why are we here?” and “Why is it important that we’re here?”–it can move mountains.

Envisioning the Future of Health Professional Education

Workshop Summary

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030937779X

Category: Medical

Page: 174

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In April 2015, the Institute of Medicine convened a public workshop to explore recent shifts in the health and health care industry and their implications for health professional education (HPE) and workforce learning. This study serves as a follow-up to the 2009 Lancet Commission report on health professions education for the 21st century and seeks to expand the report's messages beyond medicine, nursing, and public health. Envisioning the Future of Health Professional Education discusses opportunities for new platforms of communication and learning, continuous education of the health workforce, opportunities for team-based care and other types of collaborations, and social accountability of the health professions. This study explores the implications that shifts in health, policy, and the health care industry could have on HPE and workforce learning, identifies learning platforms that could facilitate effective knowledge transfer with improved quality and efficiency, and discusses opportunities for building a global health workforce that understands the role of culture and health literacy in perceptions and approaches to health and disease.

Cities of Tomorrow

Envisioning the Future of Urban Habitat

Author: Carlo Aiello

Publisher: eVolo Press

ISBN: 1938740173

Category: Architecture

Page: 122

View: 5361


How do we imagine the cities of tomorrow? This is one of the most difficult questions that architects, designers, and urban planners need to answer in a time where more than half of the world’s population lives in urban settlements – a mere century ago only ten percent did. Cities of Tomorrow examines innovative urban proposals that will transform the way we live; projects that preserve the natural landscape with integral architecture and urbanism with deep connections to site, culture, and environment. These are concepts of hybrid urbanism that offer a juxtaposition of programs to live, work, and play for a hyper-mobile population.

Envisioning the Future of Reference

Trends, Reflections, and Innovations

Author: Diane Zabel

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781440867378


Page: 176

View: 9325


Offering a broad overview of consequential changes in the landscape of reference services, this guide also provides practical guidance on how to meet the new challenges they present. For the past decade, librarians have been lamenting the demise of reference services. Encouraging recent research shows that that reference librarians are actually in more demand than ever, but nearly everything about reference has changed--from technologies, tools, and techniques to models of service. What are these changes, and how can the profession respond to and prepare for shifting priorities and user needs? In this volume, business librarians Diane Zabel and Lauren Reiter bring together a host of experts to answer these timely questions. Topics range from the education and training of professionals to meeting the needs and wants of employers. Covered are trends in chat reference, research consultations, do-it-yourself reference, tracking trends with user populations, assessment, and data-driven decisions about reference services. Grounded in the principle that regardless of the evolutions in service, the user remains at the center of reference, this guide offers readers an exciting look at the future of this important public service. Informs librarians of trends currently affecting the profession and shows how to deal with them Covers a wide array of topics, from those affecting the education of reference services to assessment of services Provides an in-depth look at new models in reference services

Envisioning the Future of Consecrated Life

Author: Eileen Jaramillo

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781545654866

Category: Bibles

Page: 142

View: 9011


Rembrandt Harmenzoon van Rijn is considered the greatest visual Dutch artist of his time because his paintings evoke emotion and motive. Inside Envisioning the Future of Consecrated Life: Its Beauty and Challenge During these Troubled Times, author Eileen Jaramillo features this painter's biblical art to stir the reader into deep thought about the person of Christ, the universal call to respond to a world in turmoil, and the particular charism of women and men religious within that framework. Women and men religious are consecrated in a special way because they have committed themselves to the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. This is radical living of the life of Christ within the world. Here, the author addresses the challenges that are as much a part of the lives of religious as they are for others-secularism, injustice, poverty, and the environment-while also highlighting the distinctive Spirit-centered charism of women and men religious as the foundation for their particular response to these challenges. It is well known that the number of Catholic nuns, sisters, brothers, and priests has declined since the 1960s. Using statistics from the Center for the Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), the author looks at that decline along with the way women and men religious are re-envisioning their lives through mergers, unions, and reorganizations. Furthermore, Jaramillo offers insight into new religious communities that are coming into existence and the new form of consecrated life that is emerging. Envisioning the Future of Consecrated Life gives voice to what younger sisters are saying about the future. In these pages, the beauty of consecrated life resonates while the challenges are not ignored. The future of consecrated life is becoming a reality in the present. Right now, this very moment in time, presents an exciting adventure for women and men religious to transform the world by living their radical commitment to Christ the way it was lived in the past.