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Strategic Foresight Training Workshop

May 11, 2017 • Metro Toronto Convention Centre • Toronto, ON

Imagine being able to derive plausible scenarios for the future and using that knowledge to help you make decisions today that can influence the future you want for your organization, your industry, and even your country.

Models exist that can help you do just that and at this workshop you will learn about tools and methods you can use to help you identify future scenarios, analyze the impacts of those futures, and better enable you to prepare and make appropriate decisions today.

On May 11, 2017, The Conference Board of Canada will be offering a half-day Strategic Foresight Training workshop in Toronto. Dr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director of National Security and Strategic Foresight at the Conference Board will be leading the workshop which is based on the United Kingdom’s government Foresight Program.

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About the Facilitator

Photo of Satyamoorthy KabilanDr. Kabilan was the Head of Strategic Futures at the Home Office, within United Kingdom government. He was a leader of two cross-government foresight groups covering a range of issues. He has provided strategic foresight expertise to various law enforcement agencies, security, and intelligence services and other government departments. Dr Kabilan was one of the authors of Energy Futures for Canada, the Conference Board’s major foresight project in 2013 and has been working with a number of organizations in Canada to develop their strategic foresight capabilities. He is a qualified trainer for a range of foresight techniques and has been involved in developing and refining new techniques for use in this field.

At this workshop you will:

  • Explore the field of Strategic Foresight.
  • Learn the methods most commonly used to facilitate this process.
  • Gain knowledge of the basic techniques for analyzing the future.
  • Develop skills in building robust strategies and policies.
  • Learn how to develop basic scenarios.

A balanced approach of presentations, discussions, and the practical application of Strategic Foresight methods will be used throughout the workshop. The practical application will be based on examining a current topic of major public interest to show how Strategic Foresight can be used to develop insights about the future.

The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.

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Before April 11, 2017

After April 11, 2017 $749

Registration is limited!

This event is limited to 20 people to maintain an intimate forum for learning and discussion.

What is Strategic Foresight?

Strategic Foresight arises from the premise that the future is not predictable nor pre-determined and that future outcomes can be influenced by our choices in the present. Its goal is to create plausible scenarios that can be used to help you make decisions today that aim to steer you, your organization, your country towards a preferred future.

Questions? Contact:

Deborah Fleck
Senior Manager, Executive Networks

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