We would all like to know what will happen in the future. Predicting the one future that will happen turns out to be pretty much impossible. It is more fruitful to talk of possible, plausible and preferred futures where we look at a range of possibilities. We then ask what can we do now to cope and thrive in whichever future may eventuate. We will learn skills like scenarios, macro-histories, systems thinking, futures triangle, back casting and causal layered analysis (CLA) to look at personal futures, Christchurch futures and global futures. Dr Victor MacGill recently completed PhD through the University of the Sunshine Coast using systems science and futures to explore leadership in groups who do not have ongoing structured leaders (acephalous).