The ART of Foresight & Horizon Scanning: Anticipating, Recommending and Transforming Research and Innovation Futures
The world is experiencing great uncertainties about the unfolding economic crisis and its aftershocks. Many countries, industries and public services face challenging futures where the quest for opportunities is increasingly competitive. Economic discontent has combined with existing political stresses to catch many institutions – and countries – wrong-footed. Meanwhile, globalisation, migration, environmental, political and technological trends are reshaping the rules of the game. This calls for critical reflections on existing assumptions, plans and strategies for the long-term future.
Our foresight course explores ways in which decision-makers can address uncertainties. How to produce sound and forward looking results that are useful for decision-makers?
The Institute’s course on Foresight and Horizon Scanning has been running annually since 1999, exploring ways in which foresight may be used to help decision-makers and researchers.
Course date: 26-30 June 2017
Areas covered by the course include:
- How can we proactively design and construct shared visions and success scenarios for societal groups and organisations?
- What are the threats for which we should be building resilience?
- What are the opportunities we should be taking advantage of in the future?
- Why do we need to be systematic and strategic while planning and managing foresight and horizon scanning activities?
- How do we act upon and evaluate the results of future-oriented work? How do you establish the optimal time horizon of an exercise?
The course is mostly delivered by Institute staff with contributions from external guest speakers, and provides an intensive and practice-orientated learning experience.
The course also offers core lectures on the rationales, processes and fundamentals of foresight and horizon scanning, as well as ways of managing, monitoring and evaluating such activities.
- Next date: 26-30 June 2017
- Delivered by: Senior staff and invited external experts
- Teaching: Lectures, interactive group exercises, case studies, mini-projects
- Location: Alliance Manchester Business School
- View our brochure for more details
Full residential fee: £2,200 per person.
Fee includes – all course materials, accommodation for five nights (pre-booked as standard from, and including, Sunday prior to the start of the course, departing Friday last day of course) and all meals. (Telephone calls, newspapers and drinks at the bar are excluded, though internet access will be available free of charge during course hours).
Non-residential fees can be negotiated on application. Applications are transferable to another individual at any time. Otherwise the cancellation charges will apply as set out below.
Application and payment:
Discount for early booking
- Foresight Course – before 7 April 2017