Future thinking is a creative and exploratory process that
uses divergent thinking, seeking many possible answers and acknowledging
uncertainty. It's a different mindset to analytical thinking which uses
convergent thinking to seek the right answer and reduce uncertainty
This course will incorporate horizon scanning (HS) or
horizon scan which is a method from future studies, sometimes regarded as a
part of foresight. It is the early detection and assessment of emerging
technologies or threats by main policymakers to enable organizations to prepare
Describe the role that future thinking plays in the
long-term success of an organization
–Identify the competencies of future thinking
–Develop a strategic issues mind map that
identifies key strategic issues facing the organization today and likely to
affect it in the future
–Develop a personal plan for adjusting current
and future decisions and behaviour to reflect the results of becoming more of a
·Introduction to Futures Thinking
·an alternative to traditional (military)
command and control planning
·Visioning the future
·Forces acting on the future
·Applied futures thinking in business and the
·Know the difference between Conventional
Management and Strategic Management.
·Understand what it means to think
·Understand the relationship between Strategic
Thinking and Strategic Planning.
·Outline the Strategic Planning Process.
·Applying the Futures Skills in your Business Environment
·Strengthening Futures Thinking at All
·Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age
·An Introduction to Crazy Times
·Cultivating the Skills of Re-perception and
·Forms of Strategic Modeling
·Why Invest Time In Scenarios?
·Scenarios Connection to Knowledge Management
·Translating Futures Thinking into Strategic
Who Is Right For The
This course is designed to meet the needs
of all staff in your organisation who desire to learn new trends in productive futures thinking
Interactive presentation, using
practical exercises, demonstration, quizzes, hands-on group discussion,
question and answer. role plays and case studies, participants in
this course will gain useful insight into how to identify and use the attitudes
and behaviours that have a positive impact on increased productivity.
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