Foresight Academy: Strategic Foresight Certificate Program

Haslam College of Business

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Haslam College of Business

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The Foresight Academy is a groundbreaking online program that teaches leaders, teams and individuals the same skills that innovators, industry disruptors and change-makers have used to guide and shape the future they wanted to see. This program contains twelve weeks of material divided into four modules that teach you the key concepts and skills required to:

  • Identify and act on emerging trends, issues and events that are relevant to your long-term success.
  • Uncover the impacts and implications that these trends, issues and events may have on the future growth and value of your organization.
  • Create an ongoing process for monitoring the development of those emerging trends and issues.
  • Develop powerful narratives that inspire others to take action.
  • Determine the strength and viability of your existing and proposed strategies in multiple future scenarios.
  • Create a culture that thrives on communicating their ideas and collaborating to make those ideas a reality.

Each module consists of two to five videos teaching the core concepts, tools, and practices of strategic foresight. All course materials, downloads, and instruction are provided in a members-only website. You’ll be able to follow along and learn at your own pace after each module is released. Each lesson is delivered in video format with a downloadable mp3, which means you can watch at your leisure or listen on the go. Once you have completed this program, you will receive an official Certificate in Strategic Foresight from Graduate and Executive Education, Haslam College of Business, at the University of Tennessee.

This program is divided into four modules
covering the key elements required for you to stay ahead of the curve and create the future you ultimately want to see.

Module 1: Conscious

Week 1-3 Is all about PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN and learning how to deconstruct the dominant narratives and stories that are guiding and influencing your decisions and what you believe is possible about the future.

Module 2: Curious

Week 4-6 Is all about UNCOVERING the major DRIVING FORCES that are shaping the future and why their impact is anything but certain.

Module 3: Creative

Week 7-10 Is all about learning how to BUILD POWERFUL and compelling FUTURE SCENARIOS that illuminate unseen opportunities and potential obstacles.

Module 4: Collaborative

Week 11-12 Is all about collaboration. Without collaborative partners, an engaged community, or network, your vision for the future is dead on arrival. In this module, you will learn how to ENGAGE AND EMPOWER OTHERS through the practice of strategic foresight.

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Jared Nichols

Research Focus Strategic Foresight & Innovation Scenario Development Scenario Planning Environmental & Horizon Scanning Trend Pattern Identification Disruptive Shifts and Emerging Technology Jared Nichols is a futurist, advisor, and faculty member at the University of Tennessee’s Hasla...

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Foresight Academy: Strategic Foresight Certificate Program at Haslam College of Business

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