verne wheelwrightIt’s YOUR Future… Make It a Good One! by Harlingen author Verne Wheelwright, PhD., received the 2012 “Most Important Futures Work” award on July 28, 2012, during the World Future Society conference held in Toronto, Ontario (Canada). The competition was organized by the Association of Professional Futurists. Dr. Wheelwright’s publication was one of sixteen works completed from 2007 to 2011 which were nominated for this prestigious award. The jury making the selections included professional futurists from Australia, France, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Professional futurists study the future in order to help people understand, anticipate, prepare for, and gain advantage from coming changes. Futurists work in large and small businesses, governments and non-profits, and serve as teachers, researchers, and consultants.

 Verne Wheelwright is an internationally recognized professional in the field of Foresight and Future Studies. In addition to It’s YOUR Future (2010) and The Personal Future Workbook (2008), he has published numerous articles in professional journals and other publications. Dr. Wheelwright conducts workshops and addresses audiences in the U.S. and abroad. His business and personal travels have taken him to more than 50 different countries, helping him gain awareness and understanding of worldwide cultures and trends. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon (Business), earned a Masters degree in Future Studies at the University of Houston Clear Lake and a PhD. at Leeds Metropolitan University in the U.K.
For more information, visit http://www.vernewheelwright.com/ or http://personalfutures.net/.

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