Introduction to Foresight

Introduction to Foresight

The future is no longer quite what it used to be

Paul Valéry, 1937

The Future is going to be not just different than what we are expected but also more and more difficult to understand. Business people, policy makers or social entrepreneurs need to equip themselves and their teams with the best tools to understand future challenges, tools to see opportunities, understand future stakeholders and create innovative solutions.

”Introduction to Foresight” Workshops is an 8 hour intensive executive education program for entrepreneurs and corporates designed to broaden and deepen foresight tools, developing skills for trends, megatrends and environmental scanning; scenario planning and probabilistic futures.


09:00 – 10:00 Intro in Foresight, Forecasting & Futurism (presentation)
Learning points: insights into tools to better understand the future

10:00 – 11:00 From mega trends to micro trends (presentation)
Learning points: insights into transversal trends, weak and pink signals

11:00 – 11:30 Working Coffee Break (interactive)

11:30 – 13:00 Short to mid-term challenges for your industry (interactive session)
Learning points: trends scanning and analysis, cross impact analysis, contextual environmental analysis

13:00 – 14:00 Working Lunch Break (presentation: 20 trends for 2020)

14:00 – 15:30 Intro Anticipatory Canvas & Solutions Canvas (individual & group work)
Learning points: discover new tools to understand and prepare your company for the future

15:30 – 17:00 How to take the Future into the Present (interactive presentation)
Learning points: models to create shared vision in organization about future, stakeholder engagement, monitoring & scanning tools

Who Should Attend

Mid to senior decision makers that want to better grasp the uncertainties of the future and its opportunities.