Embrace Your Future as an I-Wheel Facilitator

Implications Wheel second order map
Implications Wheel second order map
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Become a certified I-Wheel Facilitator

Are you familiar with the work of Joel Barker and his transformative approach to foresight? You’ll be excited to learn about Joel Barker’s Implications Wheel® — an innovative tool for exploring the implications of possible future scenarios. Read on to discover why becoming an I-Wheel facilitator could be a game-changer for your career and improve your organizational resilience.

What Is the I-Wheel?

I-Wheel (Implications Wheel®) is a sophisticated, software-enhanced process designed to help groups map out the potential consequences of various changes. New innovations, emerging trends, mergers, regulations, strategic objectives, or unforeseen events, the I-Wheel tool helps you navigate the complex landscape of the future. Using structured discussions, Joel’s I-Wheel process explores first and second-order implications and reveals unseen connections.


Who Should Become an I-Wheel Facilitator?

  1. Strategic Planners: Developing or Seasoned strategists involved in setting long-term goals and strategies for your organization. The I-Wheel can enhance your ability to foresee and plan for future scenarios.
  2. Consultants: The I-Wheel is a powerful tool to offer clients deeper insights and actionable foresight, enhancing the value of your consultancy services.
  3. Leaders in Innovation and R&D: Responsible for driving innovation within your organization? You will find the I-Wheel invaluable for anticipating market shifts and technological advancements.

Existing Organizational Users

  1. Corporate Strategy Teams: Teams in sectors like manufacturing, retail, and energy use the I-Wheel to anticipate market changes and develop robust strategies.
  2. Religious and Community Organizations: Catholic, Jewish, Methodist, and other religious institutions have already used it for strategic planning addressing social issues.
  3. Educational and Social Issue Advocates: Schools and organizations tackling issues like climate change, substance abuse, and diversity have successfully employed the I-Wheel to navigate complex challenges.

Top Benefits Reported by I-Wheel Users

  1. Over-the-Horizon Foresight: An inclusive tool helps surface possible futures and uncover implications unnoticed by superficial insight tools. A forward-thinking approach could help you with your competitive advantage.
  2. Inclusive and Collaborative: Joel Barker’s Implications wheel process ensures that every participant’s voice is heard. It creates a setting for diverse opinions to contribute to a richer understanding of future possibilities.
  3. Actionable Insights: A clear, easy-to-read map of strategic foresights and pathways, enables your team to make informed decisions. The outcome is a tool to design effective strategies.

Why Join the I-Wheel Facilitator Training?

  • Future-focused Decision-Making: By mapping the potential consequences of change, you can minimize negative impacts and maximize positive outcomes.
  • Strategic Foresights: Gain deeper insights into the connections between today’s actions and tomorrow’s possibilities.
  • Professional Growth: Supercharge your skills in strategic foresight and join a network of forward-thinking professionals.

How to Get Started

Ready to become a scout for the future? Explore Joel Barker’s facilitator training program. Discover how you can lead your team or organization toward a more impactful future. Visit the I-Wheel website to watch an introductory video from Joel Barker. Learn more about the I-Wheel and its applications.

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Joel Barker

Connect with Us

Connect with Joel Barker on LinkedIn. Unlock your potential to deploy strategic foresight and help your organization navigate the future with confidence. Embrace Your Future with Joel’s Implications Wheel Facilitator Training.

For more information visit his website.