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Strategic Foresight: Navigating Times of Uncertainty

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Length
2 days
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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$2,995
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Language

French or English

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Nadia Uria-Fernandez
Nadia Uria-Fernandez
Program Manager

During periods of economic turmoil, classic approaches to strategic foresight are not enough — organizations need new ways to anticipate major long-term changes to their markets and environments.

In this course, you will learn important concepts and skills for better strategic foresight through case studies, hands-on activities, tactical tools and methodologies, group discussions and an individual project.

GOALS

This program will enable you to:

  • Interpret strong and weak trends and signals.
  • Identify the critical uncertainties of the future.
  • Assess the potential impact of future events on your business strategy and activities.
  • Strengthen key elements of your strategic model.
  • Anticipate future risks and opportunities.
  • Broaden your organizational thinking.

IS THIS FOR YOU?

  • Professionals in innovation, strategy and other fields
  • Mid-level and C-suite executives

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Learn concepts and practical skills that you can begin to apply immediately in your work.
  • Develop a strategic foresight process for your organization.

Day 1

Morning

  • Introduction to strategic foresight
  • Exploring and understanding trends and signals
  • Introduction to Horizon Scanning and initial analysis of trends and signals

Afternoon

  • Case study and group discussion using the Futures Wheel
  • Connecting innovation, strategy and strategic foresight
  • Information about individual projects

Day 2

Morning

  • Introduction to strategic foresight teams and the context they work in
  • Work on individual projects applying Axes of Uncertainty and Scenario Planning

Afternoon

  • Case study and group discussion on alternative futures using the Three Futures tool
  • Translating trends into strategic plans using backcasting and other methods
  • Applying backcasting to individual projects
  • Conclusion and information on how to promote a futures-thinking mindset and futures literacy within organizations

TRAINING APPROACH

  • In-person learning
  • Small group discussions
  • Case studies
  • Individual project
  • Simulation using tools
Deborah Hayek

BA (Anthropology), DESS (Community Economic Development), McGill–HEC Montréal EMBA

Futurecasting Practice Lead, Manulife

Louis Hébert

PhD (Management)

Professor, HEC Montréal

Boris Tia

BSc

Chief, Competitive Market Intelligence, Radio-Canada

On-site

Strategic Foresight: Navigating Times of Uncertainty

During periods of economic turmoil, classic approaches to strategic foresight are not enough — organizations need new ways to anticipate major long-term changes to their markets and environments.

In this course, you will learn important concepts and skills for better strategic foresight through case studies, hands-on activities, tactical tools and methodologies, group discussions and an individual project.

Presentation Program Instructors

GOALS

This program will enable you to:

  • Interpret strong and weak trends and signals.
  • Identify the critical uncertainties of the future.
  • Assess the potential impact of future events on your business strategy and activities.
  • Strengthen key elements of your strategic model.
  • Anticipate future risks and opportunities.
  • Broaden your organizational thinking.

IS THIS FOR YOU?

  • Professionals in innovation, strategy and other fields
  • Mid-level and C-suite executives

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Learn concepts and practical skills that you can begin to apply immediately in your work.
  • Develop a strategic foresight process for your organization.

Day 1

Morning

  • Introduction to strategic foresight
  • Exploring and understanding trends and signals
  • Introduction to Horizon Scanning and initial analysis of trends and signals

Afternoon

  • Case study and group discussion using the Futures Wheel
  • Connecting innovation, strategy and strategic foresight
  • Information about individual projects

Day 2

Morning

  • Introduction to strategic foresight teams and the context they work in
  • Work on individual projects applying Axes of Uncertainty and Scenario Planning

Afternoon

  • Case study and group discussion on alternative futures using the Three Futures tool
  • Translating trends into strategic plans using backcasting and other methods
  • Applying backcasting to individual projects
  • Conclusion and information on how to promote a futures-thinking mindset and futures literacy within organizations

TRAINING APPROACH

  • In-person learning
  • Small group discussions
  • Case studies
  • Individual project
  • Simulation using tools
Deborah Hayek

BA (Anthropology), DESS (Community Economic Development), McGill–HEC Montréal EMBA

Futurecasting Practice Lead, Manulife

Louis Hébert

PhD (Management)

Professor, HEC Montréal

Boris Tia

BSc

Chief, Competitive Market Intelligence, Radio-Canada

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