Advisory Board

Karen M. Arvidsson, MM

Karen M. Arvidsson, MM is a Strategic Foresight Practitioner & Futurist, supporting creative leadership & innovation.
 
Karen is Environmental Advisory Committee Member at Knox City Council; Research & Projects at Strategic Foresight & Innovation Design; and President 2008–12, Committee 2007 at Swinburne Aust Graduate School of Entrepreneurs Alumni Association.
 
Karen’s skills lie in revealing complex or hidden data, identifying and defining potential “futures” and innovative pathways for individuals, organizations, and businesses. This is done through use of strategic foresight methods and tools, and leveraging from experience in projects with the commercial, government, and not-for-profit sectors.
 
Her background is in HR & Learning design, ideas development, and initiating projects. She now offers stakeholder-based facilitation, collaborative planning facilitation, environmental scanning services and data gathering/analysis, scenario design plus development of communication, and leadership.
 
Karen couples foresight and creativity/innovation tools with psychological awareness, and in some instances, specifically chosen psychometric assessments, identifying risk and creating iterative and responsive processes to move towards “preferred” future states. Her goal is to sustainably facilitate systematic innovation and address complex issues in a way that clients are able to understand and refine over time.
 
Karen earned her Grad. Cert. in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia in 2007. She earned her Master of Management in Strategic Foresight at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia in 2012.
 
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