Educational Institutions

FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING PROGRAM INTERNATIONAL INC

Future Problem Solving (FPS) teaches students how to think, not what to think!

aka FPSPI

Melbourne, FL

Mission

To develop the ability of young people globally to design and achieve positive futures through problem solving using critical and creative thinking.

Ruling Year

1993

Executive Director

April Dennis

Main Address

2015 Grant Place

Melbourne, FL 32901 USA

Keywords

Problem solving; creative and critical thinking

EIN

42-1234706

 Number

8569264647

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

FPSPI addresses the need for students to gain global awareness and the ability to analyze situations, develop strategies, and implement change. Students use analysis to gain an understanding of issues in today’s world and to comprehend significant aspects of complex situations set in the future. Problem solving skills are applied as they focus on possible solutions and develop Action Plans for those situations.

Our programs

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Global Issues Problem Solving

Community Problem Solving (CmPS)

Scenario Performance

Scenario Writing

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Students learn to look at situations from a variety of perspectives. Creativity is essential as they generate challenges and develop multiple ideas for solutions to pressing problems. As students focus on what is happening in the world today and what might happen in the future, learning is dynamic and empowering. Students collaborate while learning about the issues and applying their problem solving skills. Clear and articulate communication is developed while working with a team and/or with community resources, an essential skill for our future leaders.

Introduce students to the problem solving process to prepare for the future. Identify real issues and implement real solutions in school or community through Community Problem Solving, developing leaders of the future. Use creative imagination to develop stories focused on critical issues in the future through Scenario Writing and Scenario Performance.

A PROBLEM SOLVING PROCESS TO PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE 1. Identify challenges 2. Determine an Underlying Problem 3. Produce solution ideas 4. Develop criteria 5. Apply criteria to solution ideas to identify the best solution 6. Develop an Action Plan

Additional regions offering FPS. New coaches being trained. Increasing number of participants.

More than 200,000 students participate annually. We continue to attract participation from new areas in North America, Europe and Asia.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

NASSP

Financials

FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING PROGRAM INTERNATIONAL INC

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

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