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Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society


1800 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006
1800 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006


Jun 15 2020 - Jun 17 2020


11:00 am - 5:00 pm



Strategic Foresight Training for an Era of Accelerating Change

 What is the Prescient Foresight Sandbox?

In the tech world, companies need a safe place to ‘play around’ with developing software. This safe place is called a sandbox. By testing new software in the sandbox, there is no risk to the existing systems. Once the software is bug-free, it is taken out of the sandbox and integrated into the real-time environment.

Companies also need safe places to ‘play around’ with different approaches to the future. The Foresight Sandbox offers companies the chance to explore different strategies for managing disruption and thriving in changing conditions. Participants gain the opportunity to figure out the best innovations and adaptations and get out the ‘bugs’ before they introduce changes into their own real-time environment. The Foresight Sandbox is a unique, multi-day, in-person, learning experience. Participants learn the tools of strategic foresight and then have a hands-on opportunity to build scenarios of their future business environments. They use the same methods and frameworks of futurists to uncover unexpected roadblocks and provocative opportunities that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

Attendees get an unmatched opportunity to build, test out, knock down, and rebuild potential ways that our annual theme could play out in different future business environments. This kind of exploration pays off by building knowledge, confidence and strategic agility.

Just like playing in a sandbox⁠—exciting yet safe!

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2020 Prescient Foresight Sandbox Annual Theme: The Future of Human Performance

Each year we select a different technological theme: a topic of emerging importance whose trajectory could radically alter the path of the future — but no one knows how yet. Our course gives you an expertly-guided deep dive into this theme so that you can develop your strategies at an early point⁠—before disruption strikes.

This year’s deep dive topic is the Future of Human Performance and bringing elite human performance insights to all — organizations, teams, and communities.

Foresight Sandbox 2019

Artificial intelligence, automation, and other technology are increasing at a never-before-seen rate. As a result, the importance of human performance is at an all-time high. Scientific research already tells us a great deal about how to produce the high-performing individuals needed for our future success.

However, up to now, “human performance”  research has mainly explored how to produce high performing individuals, such as fighter pilots or Olympic athletes.

Today, we realize that these insights can be used to enhance employee performance, optimize teams and groups, and increase human adaptiveness to adverse or new conditions. This ‘democratization’ of human performance research holds tremendous potential for organizations and communities.

Yet it will also introduce risks and alter the competitive landscape in unforeseen ways. It will introduce ever more intrusive methods of performance measurement, blurring the lines between humans and machines in new ways.

This year’s Prescient Foresight Sandbox is your opportunity to proactively optimize your organization’s future human performance now.

Who should participate in the Prescient strategic foresight program?

The Sandbox is ideal for anyone who is:

  • A mid or senior level professional responsible for leading, planning, making decisions or communicating long-term strategy in your organization
  • Leading or developing human capital strategy and seeking to develop high powered, collaborative teams using cutting edge insights
  • Managing teams on a landscape currently facing strategic human challenges:  new stressors, automation, rapid change
  • Mission-based in any organization or sphere of influence
  • In charge of learning and leadership and would like to provide their teams with strategic foresight skills for better managing uncertainty
  • A change agent in your organization who wants to drive innovation, readiness, and strategic agility

Sponsors and Instructors

The Foresight Sandbox is co-sponsored by Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS)(in Washington DC), the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) and Prescient LLC.  Prescient LLC is a strategic foresight consultancy serving Fortune 500 companies, growing firms, government and military clients and non-profits. SFIS is a transdisciplinary unit of ASU committed to translating imagination to responsible innovation to build a future for everyone.

The Strategic Foresight Sandbox is led by professionals with deep experience in facilitation, as well as corporate and government applications of strategic foresight, human performance research, and additional relevant fields including behavioral economics, technology ethics and leadership.

The Foresight Sandbox is developed by the Prescient CEO and Georgetown University professor  Dr. Amy Zalman, and members of the Foresight Advisory team, including Robert Gehorsam, a former senior executive at Sony Online Entertainment and a  widely recognized leader in developing new technologies for complex human environments, and Jesse Lambert, senior manager of innovation solutions with Evans Consulting.

Learn more about the organizers: ASU Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes |  ASU School for the Future of Innovation in Society | Prescient LLC

Additional Information

Want to make sure the Foresight Sandbox is a good fit? We at Prescient are ready with answers and details.

  • Contact the organizers with questions: +1.202.573.8313
  • Email: Info@Prescient2050.com
  • Dates: June 15-17, 2020. Day 1 will begin at 11:00 am and the program will conclude on Day 3 at 5:00 pm.
  • Inclusive of all meals during the course, speakers’ reception and all materials
  • Also includes: pre- and post-course strategy consultation with the course leader, all materials and frameworks in hard and soft copy, and certificate of completion
  • Pricing:
    • $1,350 for all registrants
    • 10% discount for groups of 3 or more

Learn more about the organizers: ASU Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes ASU School for the Future of Innovation in SocietyPrescient LLC

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Registration includes three days of instruction and activities, all pre-event preparation materials, workbooks and frameworks, meals and snacks during the event, pre- and post-consultation with the course leader and a certificate of completion

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