“Increasingly, the best sources of insight about strategy — specifically, strategy for your company — lie dormant within the company itself, in its employees.” — Teppo Felin
“Strategic Futuring” is a future-focused approach to leadership development that is creative, flexible, leverages strengths, opportunities, capacities, visions, and dreams. Strategic Futuring leverages an individual’s familiarity with trends, logic, modeling, simulations, planning, preparation, and flexibility.
This future-focused approach helps identify emerging opportunities and threats to allow emerging leaders to anticipate actions needed for desired outcomes and innovatively prepare for the future.
Value in Strategic futuring is derived from the knowledge and innovative approaches to leadership that accommodates future changes not necessarily considered in the mainstream.
Upon completion of this Strategic Futuring session, participants will:
- Learn the underlying principles and levels of strategic futuring in leadership;
- Understand the value of strategic futuring in leadership development;
- Identify the various models used in Strategic Futuring; and
- Understand how Strategic Futuring can foster an ecosystem of innovative leaders.
Speaker: Dr. Oscar Gonzales is recognized as one of the nation's top thought leaders in the housing industry. Oscar serves as the International Division and Human Resource Director for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene and as adjunct university faculty instructing courses in Human Resources, International Economics, International Marketing, and International Management.
Oscar is a nationally-known speaker & author on real estate trends, affordable housing, consumer behavior, and business modeling and planning. His comments have been published in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and The Kiplinger Letter, as well as multiple business and real estate journals and regular commentator on National Public Radio.
He was named by REALTOR® Magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate Nationwide and as an "Industry Icon" by Broker Agent Magazine, and served as the National Association of REALTORS Presidents Liaison to Mexico.
Oscar holds a BBA in Accounting, an MBA in International Business, a Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Strategy and Innovation, and earned a diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Address ( print map with directions)
New Horizons CLC Houston (Located in the same complex at the Decorative Center Houston)
5120 Woodway Dr., Suite 200
Houston, TX 77056
We are located at the intersection of Sage and Woodway Dr. in the Galleria area, headed away from 610 on Woodway Dr. At the light make a right onto Sage Rd, and then another immediate right into the Decorative Center Houston (DCH) surface parking lot. We are located on the second floor of the court yard area on the right hand side, in the suite closest to the building. The stairs are located on both sides of the first floor shops, hidden in the architecture.
Visitors can park in any spots without a ‘RESERVED’ sign on them. They have open spots on every floor of the garage and outside the lobby of the building (there is also a valet service here)
Food (menu attached)
The onsite café has good food but a small kitchen so please plan to place your order with the café at least 30 mins prior to the start of the session.