Openfields Work

A Future with Foresight: University of Kansas CPPR

Foresight Higher Ed Strategy
To develop a long-term strategy for positioning the Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) at the University of Kansas at the front edge of public and social sector innovation, Openfields facilitated a robust analysis of the driving forces shaping the future of social impact. We worked closely with expert researchers at CPPR to map trends in early childhood, PreK-12 education, child welfare, and workforce development and identified critical uncertainties that would shape reality for future generations. This research formed the basis of a scenario matrix that helped CPPR focus in on three critical strategies for growth. 

This work also helped initiate a a new effort with Kansas state government agencies called Partnership for the Future, which Openfields is helping develop, beginning with the Kansas Future Fellows . 

Historical Analysis of Social Impact 

Scenarios for the Future of Social Impact