Strategic Foresight offers an answer to this dilemma
Strategic Foresight is a planning discipline made up of mindsets, approaches and frameworks designed to help organizations plan better in uncertain conditions. Organizations that use these approaches are better able to anticipate what might happen and be proactive in shaping their own future.
Join Us at the Foresight Sandbox
The foresight sandbox is Prescient’s flagship foresight training program. Taught several times each year, it introduces mid-to-senior level professionals to the mindsets, frameworks, and tools that futurists use to anticipate and shape the future of their organizations, communities and the world.
Participants who take the course learn personal skills that will serve them for a lifetime, and gain tools, mindsets, and frameworks to help them lead change at work. Join us to transform your own approach to thinking about change, andto become a change agent in your organization.
- Develop a clear mental model of change and the future
- Learn best practices for reducing tunnel vision and opening up alternative visions of the future
- Generate alternative visions of the future
- Move from fear to excitement about future change
- Frameworks for identifying emerging change in the environment
- Build a blueprint that your organization can use to develop future-facing strategies
- Established and new approaches to organizational foresight
How the Foresight Sandbox is structured
The Foresight Sandbox is a two-day, training and learning experience for professionals who want to incorporate strategic foresight into their strategy toolkit.
We are currently running the course in virtual live mode only. The course is limited to twenty participants. We actively seek a diverse cohort of participants from industry, government and the non-profit sectors.Register Now
We borrow our approach to executive foresight training from the tech world, in which 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.
The course takes participants on a journey designed to transform their approach to understanding and dealing with change.
- Unbuild outworn assumptions
- Refresh foundational assumptions about future change
- Learn to envision alternative futures and why this is critical to strategic decision making
- Connect vision with action
- Explore how to build strategic foresight capacity in organizational settings
- Build scenarios of your future business environments
The Sandbox course is designed to be intimate while offering an opportunity to collaborate and learn from peers at your level. Participants told us that the quality of their engagement with other registrants added tremendous value to the course for them
We recognize that not everyone walks into the Sandbox with the same strategic issue on their plate. Participants are invited to a pre-course, 1:1 meeting with Amy to develop a strategic question for each participant.
High quality library of materials
Participants will have access to course materials forreview or use with their own teams. This library of material will be available for a year after the course ends.
Certificate of Completion
Each participant will be provided a certificate of completion with professional education equivalency hours.
Learn strategic foresight skills from internationally recognized top futurists
Transform your approach to strategic planning.Learn how to anticipate early signs of change, and act on them
See for yourself with the foresight sandbox experience is like
The Foresight Sandbox was developed and is led by Prescient CEO and Georgetown University professor,
Dr. Amy Zalman
Amy is the former Chief Executive Officer and President of the World Future Society, the world’s first and largest membership organization for futurists, and advocacy on behalf of future-critical issues.She was the first Department of Defense appointed Chair of Information Integration at the U.S. National War College in Washington
For the last two decades, Amy has worked with leaders and organizations to accelerate vanguard thinking and accelerated approaches to future change. Huffington Post called her one of the world’s seven top futurists in 2015, and she was cited in Forbes as one of the world’s 50 leading female futurists in 2020.
You can learn more about Amy and her work
What people who have come to the Foresight
Sandbox say about it
What Participants Say
In a noisy marketplace, it may be hard to decipher fact from fiction and doubly hard to gather signals that can dictate our futures, for better or worse. This is an opportunity to train your instincts, regardless of your discipline, and become more action-oriented in tackling future-focused challenges.
August 2020 Foresight Sandbox
What Participants Say
I came Into the course as someone who’d experienced foresight in practice, but didn’t have a lot of confidence because I didn’t really know the rules. Now that I ’m grounded in those rules, I have more confidence in what I ’m saying and sharing and I’ve been able to use my new found knowledge effectively!
August 2020 Foresight Sandbox