Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists

Advanced Strategic Thinking & Quality Facilitation

Steve Bowman 

Steve is one of Australia's leading Governance and Senior Executive Team specialists, having previously held positions as National Executive Director of the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance, Australian Society of Corporate Treasurers, General Manager of ExpoHire (Australia) Pty Ltd, Assistant Director of CPA Australia and Director of the American College of Health Care Administrators, He is a past President of the Australian Society of Association Executives, and has held numerous other Board positions.

He has consulted on strategic planning and implementation to a wide range of commercial, professional, philanthropic and charitable organisations, and has authored or co-authored over 14 books on Governance and Executive Leadership. He was the founder and Associate Program Director of the Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Association Management at MonashMtElizaBusinessSchool for 11 years. He currently works with over 1,000 organisations each year in Australia, New Zealand and Asia in Governance, Strategy, Executive Leadership and Consciousness at work.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) La Trobe Uni. Melbourne
Graduate Diploma of Communication Disorders La Trobe Uni. Melbourne
Master of Arts (Speech Pathology) George Washington Uni Washington DC

Master of Association Management  George Washington Uni Washington DC
Certificate in Association Management  Mt Eliza Business School
Advanced Certificate in Association Management Mt Eliza Business School

Professional Memberships

Fellow - Australian Institute of Company Directors
Fellow - Corporate Law and Accountability Research Group, Monash University

Maree Conway 

Maree Conway runs University Futures, a futures focused website that aims to support and provide resources for strategists and university planners who are interested in using futures approaches in their work.


Previous Director of the Foresight, Planning & Review (FPR) - Swinburne University's (SUT) Strategic Planning and Reporting unit and General Manager at Victoria University's (VU) Quality, Information and Planning unit, Maree is also a past president of ATEM, the Association for Tertiary Education Management, Australia's lead agency for professional management staff in the University Sector

Maree has worked for over twenty years in policy, planning and strategy roles in tertiary institutions.  Since 1999, Maree has facilitated internal futures and scenario planning workshops at SUT and VU as well as co facilitating scenario planning for additional Government agencies.  Her understanding of Strategic Planning frameworks and management structures is second to none in Australia

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University;

Masters in Educational Administration (Honours), University of New England;

Completing a Masters in Strategic Foresight  at SUT 

Marcus Barber
 

Marcus is a Strategic Futurist and one of Australia’s top Value Systems specialists.  His skills have been utilised by the likes of Telstra, Victoria Police, Swinburne University, Deakin University, CPA Australia, Gold Coast Water, Fosters Australia, City of Greater Dandenong and DEST among many others.

His articles on Innovation frequently appear in Australia's leading magazine on Innovation - Fast Thinking, and he has had a number of papers published in journals around the world

He is the facilitator of the strategic futures block at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies in Canberra, the premiere management training program for the Department of Defence that brings military personnel from around the globe to a year long residential strategy training program.

Marcus was the co-presenter on the National Geographic Channel’s TV series ‘Future Matters’, is the author of ‘The Money Tree and How to Grow One – Creating Success in Your Business’ and the soon to be completed ‘Killing Trends: the Graceful Art of Innovation'.  He is an advisory board member of the Australian Bill of Rights Initiative and is founder of The Australian Strategic Planning Institute

Qualifications

Master of Science, Strategic Foresight; SwinburneUniversity

Master Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), International NLP Training Association

Level 1 & Level 2 certification, Spiral Dynamics; National Values Centre USA

Corporate Transformations Certification; National Values Centre USA

Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning; SUT (via Napier University, Scotland)

Professional Memberships

Board member of the Futures Foundation 

Professional Life Member of the World Futures Society

Fellow of the Australian Sales & Marketing Institute

Companies to help you if we can't -

Advertising & Marketing:
August - www.august.com.au (for product launches and web development)
Frontier Media - www.frontiermedia.com.au (for advertising campaigns and media buys)
Selbys - www.selbys.net (for advertising banners, marquees and corporate display materials)


Futures Thinking:

Looking Up Feeling Good Pty Ltd - www.lufg.com.au (for advanced organisational strategy and futures consultancy) 

Futures Foundation - www.futuresfoundation.org.au (for a wide array of articles and thinking about the future) 

Meta Futures - www.metafutures.org (for critical futures thinking)
University Futures - www.universityfutures.org (for futures work in the education sector)
Shaping Tomorrow - www.shapingtmorrow.com (for trends and futures articles & thinking from the UK)


Training Services:
Paramount Training - paramounttraining@bigpond.com.au (for NLP, Spiral Dynamics & Counselling)

AFI - http://www.swin.edu.au/agse/courses/foresight/index.h
(for qualifications in Strategic Foresight)


Of course we are bound to know many others for almost any need you have, no matter where in the world you are.  Contact us at our email address Email Looking Up Feeling Good or on 613 96 444 588

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Events

How Much Effort Should You Put Into Your Future?
Wednesday 1 November 2017
The Centre for Australian Foresight have just posted up a short piece on the Three ways to Approach the Future. Here at TASPI we'd encourage the 3rd approach but we know that for many, the first or second methods are equally valid.
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The Changing Face of Workplaces and Workplace Design
Saturday 2 September 2017
From where I sit, McKinsey & Company by and large tend to play catch-up to issues of the day. It's not to say that some of their articles aren't interesting or occasionally useful, more that they're often late to the party and a bit old school. On occasions they're rewording old news to make it seem fresh and orginal. This collection on the future of work is one of their better offerings
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Should Your Strategic Planning Consider Digital Currencies and the 'BlockChain'?
Wednesday 30 August 2017
If you are running a Risk Register or actively conducting Environmental Scanning, you're probably already aware of the rise of Digital Currencies. There's some great benefits among all the hype and yes there are risks. Perhaps the single most underrated element of the promise is the inability for any one or a handful of players to manipulate or 'game' the system. The keys to note are:
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