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Futurecasting is a program that provides a systematic framework for adolescents and young adults that will enable them to navigate the environments they encounter, achieve the goals they set, and establish a network of support for both personal and “professional” advancement. The program results in tangible outcomes related personal identity formation, digital footprint awareness, and online presence. Become the hero of your own story with FutureCasting!

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  1. 1. Future Casting... © Angela Housand, 2013 Future Casting...Become the Hero of Your Own Story
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  3. 3. Watson College of Education Angela Housand, Ph.D.
  4. 4. Grow by Design or Live a Life by Default
  5. 5. © Angela Housand, 2013 Future Casting...
  6. 6. A Program for Adolescents andYoung Adults FutureCasting... © Angela Housand, 2013
  7. 7. FutureCasting... © Angela Housand, 2013
  8. 8. Who are you? Control the Message Casting Call Action Social Capital FutureCasting... © Angela Housand, 2013
  9. 9. Connecting WhoYou Are Today With WhoYou Will Be Tomorrow FutureCasting... © Angela Housand, 2013
  10. 10. 3 Ring Conception of Giftedness
  11. 11. Pew Research Center, 2010
  12. 12. 1976
  13. 13. Engineer Serendipity
  14. 14. Achieving YOUR Destiny Plan a Preferred Future • Specific and measurable • Balanced
  15. 15. Plan a Preferred Future • Specific and measurable • Balanced Personal and “Professional” for truly Integrated Success Achieving YOUR Destiny
  16. 16. Plan a Preferred Future • Pragmatic • Physically possible • Consideration of limitations and resources Achieving YOUR Destiny
  17. 17. Plan a Preferred Future • Exploit available opportunities • Create filters to prevent wasting time and maintain focus Achieving YOUR Destiny
  18. 18. Decide the WHO not WHAT • Focuses on core competencies & satisfactions • Allows you to define what to do and resources you need Achieving YOUR Destiny
  19. 19. Decide the WHO not WHAT • ALSO, what NOT to do • Allows you to focus efforts, time, & energy Achieving YOUR Destiny
  20. 20. Be HONEST with yourself • Do not believe your own rationalizations • Consider your environment • Consider your available resources Achieving YOUR Destiny
  21. 21. Ignore the Naysayers • Constructive criticism is good -- Embrace it! • Perspectives that are uninformed, biased, opinion, or laden with emotional projection is destructive for achievers Achieving YOUR Destiny
  22. 22. Don’t Settle for Mediocrity • Push the limits of your potential • Push the limits of available resources Achieving YOUR Destiny
  23. 23. Dream BIG and dare to FAIL.
  24. 24. Don’t Settle for Mediocrity • Don’t be left wondering if you could have done more... Achieving YOUR Destiny
  25. 25. Activity Time: Weebly Beginnings
  26. 26. WHO AREYOU?
  27. 27. Did you know you have multiple identities?
  28. 28. Activity Time: Interest Inventory
  29. 29. Ask them...
  30. 30. Activity Time: Explore
  31. 31. Explore
  32. 32. Explore
  33. 33. What is YOUR definition of success?
  34. 34. Activity Time: S.W. O.T.
  35. 35. S TO W Helpful to achieving the objective Harmful to achieving the objective Internal Origin Attributes of the Individual External Origin Attributes of the Environment Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats SWOT Analysis
  36. 36. Strengths What unique skills do I have? What do I do well? What resources do I have available? Who do I know that can help me? What experiences have I had that will help me as I move forward?
  37. 37. Weaknesses What areas do I need to improve? What do others view as my weakness or area for improvement? What is something I would like to change?
  38. 38. Opportunities What opportunities are already available to me? How can I use my strengths to create opportunities for myself? Who might be willing to help me?
  39. 39. Threats What could hinder my success? What are potential problems I could encounter? What are the challenges I face? What are the restrictions in my life (time, money, vehicle, access to computer or the Internet, etc.)?
  40. 40. Activity Time: Who am I?
  42. 42. Activity Time: Tagxedo Me
  43. 43. Future Self
  44. 44. Future Self • Research shows that people think of their current selves and future selves as different people. (Pronin & Ross, 2006; Wakslak et al., 2008)
  45. 45. Future Self • Limited ability to imagine one’s future self leads to opting for immediate gratification. (van Gelder, Hershfield, & Nordgren, 2013)
  46. 46. Seeking Immediate Gratification • Future consequences are not considered • Respond reflexively rather than intentionally and with control • Negatively related to “joy” and “happiness”
  47. 47. • Living in the “here and now” is one of the strongest correlates of delinquent behavior. • People with a “here and now” orientation respond to tangible stimuli and are unable to defer gratification. Future Self (Gottfredson & Hirshchi, 1990; Pratt & Cullen, 2000) (Nagin & Pogarsky, 2003)
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  49. 49. Activity Time: Remember the Future
  50. 50. CreativeVisualization A process of visualizing specific behaviors or events occurring in one’s life. Assumes students’ have experience with creative thinking and creative problem solving.
  51. 51. CreativeVisualization • What do you see? • What do you feel? • What do you hear? • What does it smell like?
  52. 52. Visualize Yourself in the Future
  53. 53. CreativeVisualization
  54. 54. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverb
  55. 55. CreativeVisualization NOT JUST ONE TIME! Once the schema is clear, the visualization can be repeated to support continuation toward goal attainment.
  56. 56. • Tied to Student’s Identity • Personally Interesting • Integral to the Student’s Vision of the future • Viewed as Useful (Eccles & Wigfield) Personally Meaningful
  57. 57. Activity Time: The Accomplishments
  58. 58. AreYour Efforts Driven by Your Passions?
  59. 59. • If you could do anything for 8 hours a day for the rest of your life, and money were no object, what would you do? • Am I excited to do what I’m doing every day? If not, is it me or something else? AskYourself
  60. 60. Activity Time: The Ideal Day...
  61. 61. Control the Message
  62. 62. Why Control the Message? • College Admissions Officers & Committees will search you • Potential Employers will search you • Friends (& non-friends) will search you • Your Competition will search you • Potential Boyfriend/Girlfriend will search you
  63. 63. Digital Identity
  64. 64. Volume The amount of information there is about you on the internet
  65. 65. Relevancy The usefulness of the information that exists about you and how consistent that information is with you you say you are and what you claim to value
  66. 66. Purity The amount of information that comes up in an Internet search that is about you and not someone with a similar name or similar interests
  67. 67. Diversity The mixture of information found when you are searched online: • Do you have a website? • Are you found in real time content? • Are there images and video of you?
  68. 68. Activity Time: Online ID
  69. 69. How To Control the Message • Find Out What’s on the Web • Clean Up Content thatYou Don’t Want Everyone in the World to See • Create a More Flattering Image Online
  70. 70. • With quotes around your name, search yourself on Google,Yahoo!, and Bing • What did you find? Search Yourself
  71. 71. Search Yourself You want to find: • Favorable entries about your work • Flattering or neutral mentions of your personal life
  72. 72. Activity Time: Digital Footprint
  73. 73. Set Up Alerts!
  74. 74. Start with what you have posted: • Delete any negative comments you’ve made • Delete inappropriate photos or videos • Check all sites! • Edit blog entries that are negative Remove Unflattering Content
  75. 75. You Can Start Fresh Too: • Delete all of your accounts • Create new ones with a unique name for yourself • Use your middle initial • Use your nickname • Remember...Nothing really ever goes away. Remove Unflattering Content
  76. 76. Remove Unflattering Content • Ask others to remove negative content about you. • Remove “tags” from photos • Paid services:
  77. 77. Reset Privacy Settings: • Block groups or individuals from viewing content that you would prefer to be private • Manage our groups regularly and remove unsupportive members Remove Unflattering Content
  78. 78. • Avoid overly prolific status updates • Claim your domain name • Create a More Flattering Image Online Other Message Management Tips
  79. 79. The BEST Way To Control the Message Create Favorable Content • Set up a profile that is public • Get people to “endorse” you professionally • Update profiles regularly • Blog on a topic of interest • Contribute in positive ways to the online community - and do so often!
  80. 80. ACTION !!! The Hero of Your Own Story
  81. 81. Activity Time: Who AreYour Heroes?
  82. 82. S M A T R pecific easureable ttainable ealistic ime-bound
  83. 83. Effective Goal Setting: More Than SMART Prioritized Reviewed Periodically Revised as Needed Accountable to Others
  84. 84. Effective Goal Setting: More Than SMART Periodically review goals and modify to reflect changing priorities and experiences.
  85. 85. Effective Goal Setting: More Than SMART Share your goals and engage with successful, motivated people who also set goals.
  86. 86. Avoid Unrealistic Goals  Insufficient Information  Goals Set by Other People  Always Expecting Best
  87. 87. The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. -Michelangelo
  88. 88. Activity Time: Edmodo Badges
  89. 89. Privacy & Security
  90. 90. Categorize for different types of goals.
  91. 91. What steps will I take to achieve my goal?
  92. 92. Accountability: Share Reminders
  93. 93. Monitor Progress
  94. 94. Reflect & Evaluate
  95. 95. Activity Time: Goal Map
  96. 96. Goal attainment is not luck,
  97. 97. Goal attainment is not luck, it takes time and requires effort.
  98. 98. Cyclical & Ongoing
  99. 99. • Adhere to a Code of Ethics or Rules • Consistency is the key • Focus on Time Efficiency • Prioritize • Live by design rather than default!
  100. 100. Millennials
  101. 101. Past Generations Halligan (opinion), 2013
  102. 102. Millennials Halligan (opinion), 2013
  103. 103. • Make Materialism Irrelevant • Utilize the bare minimum for material needs and enjoy life debt free
  104. 104. Past Generations Halligan (opinion), 2013
  105. 105. Past Generations Halligan (opinion), 2013
  106. 106. • Enhance Knowledge • Success comes faster to those who are open active learners
  107. 107. Halligan (opinion), 2013
  108. 108. Halligan (opinion), 2013
  109. 109. Social Capital
  110. 110. Activity Time: Map the Network
  111. 111. • Manage Relationship Expectations • Practice Emotional Self-Awareness • Aware of their tempers and idiosyncrasies
  112. 112. Manage Relationships • Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain • Give honest and sincere appreciation • Figure out how to get others to want to do or not do...
  113. 113. Manage Relationships • Arousing the desire to do or act in a particular way: • Make the person feel important • Let the person believe the idea was their own - let them take credit. • Simply building self-efficacy
  114. 114. Become Well Liked
  115. 115. Become Well Liked • Be genuinely interested in people • Smile or be positive • Use the person’s name
  116. 116. • Be interested in what the other person is interested in • Make the other person feel important by genuinely valuing what they have to offer • There can be more power in listening that talking Become Well Liked
  117. 117. Engender Support • Avoid conflict or arguments when possible • Show respect for others’ opinions
  118. 118. Nobody Likes to Hear “You’re Wrong”
  119. 119. Engender Support • Admit when you are wrong • The sooner you can get someone to say yes, the more they will say yes • Let the other person do a great deal of the talking
  120. 120. Activity Time: Creating TheVoice
  121. 121. • Commit to a Physical Ideal • Poor physical health is a distraction • Body worth working for and maintain it • Gain Clarity about Spirituality • Have a clear point of view about the role spirituality plays in your life
  122. 122. Thank You!