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1 Shaping the Future: Tools for Developing Strategic Foresight Page 1 of 9

2 Why Attend The world is rapidly changing driven by technology, globalization, and the increasing interdependence between countries and cultures. Since the world of the future, where will be living in, will be significantly different from today s, it is critical for governments, organizations, and leaders to better understand how future scenarios will be shaped. Those capable of examining possible, probable and desirable futures can capitalize on more opportunities and find better ways to positively influence the future that is being created today. In this course, attendees will build up their knowledge and skills in futures studies in a visionary and futures-oriented way. They will also learn to conceptualize reality and events using a systematic approach to analyze developments and decision-making processes in the light of global change. Attendees who successfully pass this course will be qualified as experts in the business of the future. 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 Course Outline Foundations of futures studies History of future studies The discipline of futurology How companies and governments can use futurology Actors in the field Current theories and applications Futures thinking Characteristics of a futurist perspective Change as the norm The acceleration of change Seeing events as interrelated Taking a holistic perspective in viewing change Page 2 of 9

3 Accepting alternative futures Distinguishing between different futures Possible futures Probable futures Preferable futures The importance of short, medium, and long-range planning The danger of leaving the future to chance Creating the future Scenario thinking Scenario approach Environmental scanning Futures wheel Futures table Weak signals Black swans and wild cards Systems thinking and strategic foresight Understanding complexity Systemic structure of dynamic and complex wholes Methodologies of systems thinking Visionary leadership and corporate foresight The connection between foresight and strategy process Governmental and regional foresight Managing for change The link between strategic management and futures research Using futures studies to effect change and transformation The role of leadership in planning for the future Using futures studies to manage and mitigate risk Changing futures Futures methods in practice Connecting various futures studies methods and theoretical thinking Global challenges Sustainable futures Studying and evaluating effects of globalization Concept of sustainability Page 3 of 9

4 Location & Date 31 Mar - 4 Apr, 2019 To be assigned 8-12 Dec, 2019 To be assigned : US$ (including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily) Per participant Per participant VAT as applicable UAE Tax Registration Number Page 4 of 9

5 18-22 Nov, 2018 Good to Great Management: The Road Ahead Riyadh Nov, 2018 ILM Endorsed Coaching Skills for Peak Performance Nov, 2018 The Power of Leaders Nov, 2018 ILM Endorsed Leading and Managing Change Nov, Dec, Dec, 2018 Certified Team Leader 2-6 Dec, Dec, 2018 Organizational Leadership 9-13 Dec, 2018 Good to Great Management: The Road Ahead 9-13 Dec, 2018 The Leadership Challenge Workshop 9-13 Dec, Dec, Dec, 2018 Leading with Agility and Resilience Dec, 2018 ILM Endorsed Managerial Decision Making and Problem Solving Dec, Dec, 2018 The Leadership Program for GCC Executives 30 Dec - 3 Jan, Dec - 3 Jan, 2019 The Power of Leaders Jan, Jan, Feb, 2019 ILM Endorsed Coaching Skills for Optimal Performance 3-7 Feb, Feb, 2019 The Leadership Challenge Workshop Feb, 2019 Management Skills and Techniques for Engineers Feb, Feb, 2019 The Power of Leaders Page 5 of 9

6 24-28 Feb, Feb, 2019 ILM Endorsed Leading and Managing Change 3-7 Mar, Mar, 2019 Results Based Leadership Mar, 2019 Supervisory Skills Mar, 2019 Transformational Change and Strategic Leadership Mar, 2019 Certificate in Leading Innovation and Organizational Transformation Mar, 2019 Certified Team Leader Mar, 2019 ILM Endorsed Managerial Decision Making and Problem Solving 31 Mar - 4 Apr, Apr, Apr, 2019 ILM Endorsed Leading and Managing Change Riyadh 7-11 Apr, 2019 Organizational Leadership Apr, 2019 Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics Apr, Apr, 2019 The Leadership Program for GCC Executives Apr, 2019 Good to Great Management: The Road Ahead Apr, 2019 Cairo 28 Apr - 2 May, Apr - 2 May, 2019 Empowering the Workplace for Greater Impact 28 Apr - 2 May, 2019 Cairo 9-13 Jun, Jun, 2019 Adaptive Leadership Skills Beirut US$ Jun, Jun, 2019 The Leadership Challenge Workshop Jun, 2019 Certified Team Leader 30 Jun - 4 Jul, 2019 Page 6 of 9

7 30 Jun - 4 Jul, 2019 Results Based Leadership 30 Jun - 4 Jul, 2019 Supervisory Skills 7-11 Jul, 2019 Management Skills and Techniques for Engineers 7-11 Jul, 2019 Organizational Leadership Kuala Lumpur Jul, Jul, 2019 Leading with Agility and Resilience Jul, 2019 Vienna Jul, 2019 Transformational Change and Strategic Leadership 28 Jul - 1 Aug, 2019 Kuala Lumpur 4-8 Aug, 2019 Vienna 4-8 Aug, Aug, 2019 ILM Endorsed Managerial Decision Making and Problem Solving Aug, 2019 The Power of Leaders Aug, Aug, 2019 Managing Up, Down and Across for Better Results 1-5 Sep, 2019 Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics 1-5 Sep, 2019 The Leadership Challenge Continues 8-12 Sep, Sep, 2019 Riyadh Sep, 2019 Riyadh Sep, Sep - 3 Oct, 2019 Organizational Leadership 6-10 Oct, 2019 Certificate in Leading Innovation and Organizational Transformation 6-10 Oct, 2019 Supervisory Skills Oct, 2019 Management Skills and Techniques for Engineers Oct, 2019 Results Based Leadership Oct, 2019 Certified Team Leader Oct, 2019 Empowering the Workplace for Greater Impact Page 7 of 9

8 20-24 Oct, Oct, 2019 Good to Great Management: The Road Ahead 3-7 Nov, 2019 ILM Endorsed Leading and Managing Change 3-7 Nov, Nov, 2019 Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics Nov, Nov, Nov, 2019 The Power of Leaders Nov, 2019 ILM Endorsed Coaching Skills for Optimal Performance Nov, Nov, 2019 ILM Endorsed Managerial Decision Making and Problem Solving 8-12 Dec, 2019 Organizational Leadership 8-12 Dec, Dec, Dec, 2019 The Leadership Challenge Workshop Dec, Dec, Dec, 2019 Page 8 of 9

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