Wouldn't it be great if we could look into the future? We're not talking about crystal balls or taro cards; we're talking about techniques that can be learned and applied to our daily lives and careers. You can learn how to make a better tomorrow for yourself and your organization by attending ARMA Houston's one day seminar, "The Future is Creating a Better Today" with futurist Keith Orndoff on February 9, 2001. Keith Orndoff, president of Future Impact Education, is a futurist who scientifically studies trends in technology and demographics and projects a range of possibilities for the future. His purpose is to help people make the choices they must make now to prepare for the results of emerging technologies or changes in people. As a futurist, he helps people think about the action they need to take to position themselves to create the future they find most appealing. Additionally, he helps identify leverage points to allow organizations to most easily influence elements of the future they find vital or most critical to their mission. ARMA Houston's one-day seminar, "The Future is Creating a Better Today" will focus on the future of records and information management and how it will challenge us to reinvent the way we think about our daily lives and in particular our careers. This will be a hands-on, interactive workshop that will teach you: o How to ask yourself the right questions to reach your goals based on your true values and desires. o How to make good decisions with incomplete information. o How to use scenario development to propel yourself and your organization into the future and much more. Mr. Orndoff will use a whole range of tools in this seminar, from group facilitation to more quantitatively and scientifically based futures tools such as cross-impact matrices, futures wheels, and relevance trees, which pinpoint organizationally critical technologies and trends. "The Future is Creating a Better Today" is Friday, February 9, 2001 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at The Renaissance Hotel, 6 Greenway Plaza East in Houston. The cost is $149 per person, lunch included, if registered by February 2, after February 2 the cost is $199. You can sign up online at the ARMA Houston website www.armahouston.org. For more information call Terry Sympson at 713-426-0819 ext. 102.