To offer insights into the progress humans have made, what needs we will have, and what human services will be in the U.S. in 2035, leading national human services organizations are offering a three-part webinar series to help public and private human services providers and community partners respond to and prepare for major uncertainties in the state of the economy and employment, technology, policy, equity, and inclusion.

The Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF), funded by the Kresge Foundation, developed the Human Progress and Human Services 2035 project, which considered alternate futures for the nation and with eight state and local areas. Now, IAF and Kresge are partnering with American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities for this webinar series to expand the reach and use of these scenarios. Each of the three webinars will include time for questions and answers, as well as discussion.   

Part 3: Stepping into the Human Services 2035 Scenarios
Wednesday, March 27 from Noon-1 p.m. CT  

During the third webinar, we will “step into” the futures of human services and human progress in the year 2035, exploring the four national scenarios. This session will train participants to think like a futurist and to use the scenarios in their organization or community to enhance their strategic planning, review their vision, and better create their preferred future.     

  • Thinking Like a Futurist: Clem Bezold of IAF Human Services
  • 2035 Scenarios: Clem Bezold and Mary Carenbauer, futurist at IAF
  • Insights and recommendations from the Human Services 2035 Project: Tracy Wareing Evans of APHSA and Raquel Hatter, managing director of The Kresge Foundation’s Human Services program  

Register online for Part 3.

Direct questions about this webinar series or the Human Process and Human Services 2035 project, contact Mary Carenbauer of IAF.