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Who should attend
This programme is designed for:
- Policy analysts, researchers, managers and domain specialists who have responsibilities for long-term strategic and policy formulation for their organisations.
- Middle and senior level managers who might be commissioners and end-users of futures products such as scenarios and horizon-scanning reports.
About the course
Instead of predicting a singular future, Futures Thinking provides decision-makers with the capabilities to develop strategies that can explore multiple future scenarios and prepare for diverse options. It aims to improve your decision-making capacity so you can contribute more fully to your organisation.
“Futures Masterclass: Foresight to Policy” will take participants through fundamental Futures Thinking frameworks and methodologies and apply them to real-world futures projects. Participants will benefit from a practice-oriented experience, bringing their real-life problems to the classroom which they will tackle with a Futures Thinking lens.
We encourage participants to attend the programme in teams to enable collaborative work on your own organisation’s Futures challenges.
- Understand the philosophical underpinnings of Futures Thinking and their importance in the policy cycle and/or organisational strategic planning
- Learn about the Scenario Planning method, and the futures tools and frameworks that augment it such as Causal Layered Analysis, the Futures Triangle and the Futures Wheel
- Analyse and anticipate past and future trends, uncover hidden biases and assumptions to enable thinking about the future more creatively
- Work on your own real-world challenges with the guidance of local and international experts
- Develop personal practice as a futures practitioner
- A combination of online live sessions, pre-recorded lectures, fieldwork and coaching sessions.
- Pre-recorded lectures and pre-readings will be released one week before the live session and you may complete them at your own flexibility.
- Fieldwork and coaching sessions will be arranged separately between your assigned facilitator and team.
- You may expect a total maximum commitment of 10 hours a week.
- Maximum class size of 40 people.
At the end of this programme, you will be conferred a Certificate of Completion.
Cheryl Chung is the Deputy Director of Strategic Planning at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the School, Cheryl worked for the Singapore Government for 12 years where she led foresight and strategy activities across several ministry portfolios. Her work mainly focused o...
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