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27 November 2017 - 28 January 2018

Futures, foresight and horizon scanning - Envisioning alternative futures.

27 November 2017 - 28 January 2018

Futures, foresight and horizon scanning - Envisioning alternative futures.

Futures, foresight and horizon scanning  - Envisioning alternative futures.

Course Information

27 November 2017 - 28 January 2018

English

Distance

Code: A9710486

Deadline: 22 November 2017

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Learn to apply the most appropriate qualitative tools and methodologies for making assumptions about possible futures, drawing on foresight techniques and complexity management principles. The on-line learning experience guides you step by step on how to deploy different scenario-building techniques that can inspire your strategies and projects for the future.

Phases

Phases

Distance: 27 November 2017 - 31 December 2017

Distance: 01 January 2018 - 28 January 2018

Description

Description

Learn to apply the most appropriate qualitative tools and methodologies for making assumptions about possible futures, drawing on foresight techniques and complexity management principles. The on-line learning experience guides you step by step on how to deploy different scenario-building techniques that can inspire your strategies and projects for the future.

Target audience

Target audience

Governments, social partners and international development agencies with a specific interest in the practical application of foresight analysis.

Objectives

Objectives

- Define and understand what strategic foresight analysis is about
- Gain an awareness of possible, probable and desirable futures
- Use a range of innovative tools for collaborative foresight
- Create alternative futures scenarios for own work purposes, roles, practices and context
- Contribute strategic foresight tools and analysis to enhance decision making and promote forward thinking as a potential contribution to own agenda

Content

Content

The course aims to familiarize participants with futures, foresight and horizon scanning tools and methods. The online course will be structured as follows:

Week 1 - Understanding the futures mindset

Week 2 - Framing your challenges

Week 3 - Identifying changes

Week 4 - Understanding impacts of changes

Week 5 - Imagining alternative futures

Week 6 - Choosing your preferred scenarios

Week 7 - Building a change strategy

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The Futures Foresight and Horizon Scanning online course is a 7-week open online course facilitated by the DELTA Team at ITCILO. This online course will build on a new online course design methodology focused on the user experience (UX), lessons learned from ITCILO past online courses and several pilot foresight workshops that took place since December 2016.

The online course “Futures Foresight and Horizon Scanning” will engage participants in inspiring self-study and reflection, mini virtual workshops and brainstorming sessions to gain experience with the different tools and methods available. They will explore how to structure and convey emerging visions for the future and discuss the implications for their own organization, institution, and professional and societal contexts.

  

Through these activities, participants will gain an appreciation of the unique potential of futures, foresight and horizon scanning to shape and propel policies and initiatives towards positive outcomes, even in the face of overwhelming challenges.

Language requirements

Language requirements

This course will be facilitated in English.

How to apply

How to apply

The course is an open course; this means there is no required nominations or selection to attend. Anyone who can financially support their learning is welcome to join.

Thus, the registration is confirmed/accepted subject to payment of tuition fees. Partial fellowships are available for developing countries' participants.

Simply register by using the "apply" button.

Contact us

delta@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 900

Total cost: 900

 

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