Planning And Strategy Management

Shaping The Future: Tools For Developing Strategic Foresight

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Course Methodology

This course relies on the use of interactive case studies to demonstrate the different components of futures studies. In addition, this course utilizes individual debriefs, group discussions, role-playing scenarios, videos, and presentations.


Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

·         Explain how companies and governments can use the study of futurology

·         Distinguish between possible, probable and preferable futures

·         Apply scenario thinking using the futures wheel and environmental scanning

·         Recognize the connection between the foresight and strategy process

·         Use futures studies to manage and mitigate risk

Target Audience

All leaders, managers and senior professionals who are involved in influencing, formulating or supporting the long term planning of their department or organization, as well as those who are interested in learning more about futures studies.

Target Competencies

·         Creative thinking

·         Conceptual thinking

·         Situation analysis

·         Future thinking

·         Theoretical problem solving

·         Systems judgement

·         Critical thinking

·         Scenario analysis

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