Tomorrow Makers is nonprofit corporation teaching leaders, communities and organizations how to design, facilitate and engage in collaboration in order to address the complex and critical challenges to their success and sustainability.
Tomorrow Makers' roots in collaborative design go back more than three decades. Our methods and processes have been taught, transferred and re-created by dozens of communities and are actively practiced by hundreds of knowledge workers around the world.
We design, develop, use and teach systems and processes that enable collaboration to effectively address organizational challenges and opportunities.
We provide a wide range of design and facilitation services to help groups, organizations and communities collaborate in ways that recognize the significant qualities and aptitudes of each contributor and draw forth on the dormant potential that resides within the group.
Our efforts our focused on enabling organizations to apply this collective solution seeking to become more agile, resilient and innovative. Outcomes of our work typically include accelerated design and decision making, cultural cohesion, greater and widespread stakeholder engagement and new, more powerful models for understanding and influencing their organizational ecosystems.
We work with individual leaders and leadership teams to develop their capacity to design, facilitate and participate in collaborative processes. We view these skills as essential attributes of effective leadership no matter the kind, size or configuration of an organization or group.
Our work with leadership focuses on exemplifying and teaching tools and techniques that enable collaboration to accelerate an organization's ability to learn and make decisions, align across vantage points and operational functions, and generate higher levels creativity and innovative ideas.
Our work is to exemplify, teach and steward collaboration as a means of facilitating creative emergence and complex problem solving. We help bring the talent, experience and vantage point of each group member to bare in meeting the challenges confronting organizations and communities.
Leading through collaboration
Tomorrow Makers teaches collaborative leadership as a means to enabling groups and organizations to utilize the resources, strengths, creativity, talents, expertise and experience within their community to do extraordinary work together. Our emphasis is in face-to-face collaborative technologies, process facilitation and organizational learning.
Gail and Todd have been designing, creating and facilitating group interactions together for over 20 years and have more than 55 years combined of practical experience in the field. Working with executives and leadership teams, they have learned, developed and applied a deep and robust system of models, patterns, processes and tools to enable organizations to creatively and effectively address challenges, take advantage of emergent opportunities, and expand the realm of possibility.
We offer our body of knowledge and expertise to individual designers, teachers, facilitators and artists whose work is to release the Group Genius within their community or organization.
Each Leading through Collaboration program is co-designed and customized and typically runs from 3 to 12 months. Leaders can expect their teams and organizations to accelerate learning and decision making processes, become more aligned across vantage points and operational functions, and generate higher levels of creativity and innovative thinking.
Creating experiences in collaboration
What makes a gathering more than the sum of its parts? How can themes, sessions, content, the physical environment and the expertise of participants be interwoven and meaningfully connected?
Given the abundance of choices of process tools, techniques, location and subject matter expertise, what are the meta-structures and -processes that release Group Genius? How can we realize a rich, meaningful experience, powerful relationships and stronger capacities for action?
With a good design process it is relatively easy to take a standard workshop and turn it into something transformational. Our processes are designed to enrich each person's imagination and ability to bring into coherence their own individual, community, and planatary actions.
Interested in learning how we would approach a convening you have coming up? Ask us!
Wayfinding: Exploring The Adjacent Possible
Historically, wayfinding refers to the techniques used by travelers over land and sea to find relatively unmarked and often mislabeled routes. Since we are traveling into an unknown future, a good wayfinding process can help us decide when, how, and where to go. It can help us find unmarked and often mislabeled routes deep into future opportunities, perhaps helping us avoid treacherous paths and dangerous assumptions.
Our way of Wayfinding involves bringing people from diverse backgrounds, experiences and vantage points into a process to discover and calibrate to new patterns and relationships that are forming as the new paradigm unfolds.
Intrigued by the Adjacent Possible? Interested in hosting or participating in a Wayfinding session? Let us hear from you.