We face a global future characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. The problems of the future are going to be more challenging and harder to resolve. Tomorrow’s leaders must learn the art of dilemma-flipping (Dr. Bob Johansen, Leaders Make the Future), so that they can identify the opportunities that lie within each difficult decision.

The Next Draft focused on idea generation through dilemma flipping, or the art of looking for opportunities in the face of seemingly intractable dilemmas. It urged young people not to let the fear of criticism or failure hold them back from interesting, insightful, out-of-the-box solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as poverty and intercultural conflict.


As a summit, The Next Draft created a space that welcomed daring, radical ideas, while challenging participants to also think about how these ideas could be realised and made concrete for communities facing particular needs.

It brought students across the network schools together so that they could learn how to engage with hopelessness, and orientate people and issues in a positive direction. They also worked with other bright young people to balance reality with idealism and turn hopelessness into hope.

Read more about what happened at TiltShift 2013 here