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  Terry J. van der Werff

  • S.B., 1968, M.I.T. - Mechanical Engineering (Honors Group)
  • S.M. 1968, M.I.T. - Mechanical Engineering (Honors Group)
  • D.Phil., 1972, Oxford University - Biomedical Engineering

Professional Memberships

  • Member, World Future Society
  • Founding Member, Association of Professional Futurists
  • Member, National Speakers Association
  • Member, Institute of Management Consultants

Certificates & Honorary Designations

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado & South Africa
  • Registered Biomedical Engineer, South Africa
  • Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society of South Africa
  • Fellow, Royal Society of South Africa
  • Who's Who in Colorado
  • American Men and Women in Science
  • International Who's Who
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering
  • Who's Who in American Education
  • Who's Who in the West

Relevant Previous Business Experience:

In an academic career spanning 21 years, Terry held faculty appointments in seven disciplines in five universities in the United States and abroad, simultaneously holding leadership positions as chair, dean, and executive vice president for 17 years.

Years in Practice

  • Professional Practice: since 1991
  • Independent Since: 1991


  • Vision-Based Planning for Hands-On Leaders (book in press)
  • Terry's Trends™ for 2002 and Beyond
  • Seven Rules for Leading in Tough Times
  • Nurturing Leaders February, 2001, issue of Executive Excellence
  • A Technophile's Spyglass into the New MillenniumJanuary, 2001, issue of Washington CEO
  • Decision-Based Scenario Planning Oct/Nov, 2000, issue of Scenario & Strategy Planning


Terry is a confidential advisor on strategy to corporate leaders worldwide, helping them craft vision-based futures rooted in their company’s values and core competencies.


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