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Strategic Foresight: Informing Decision-Making

Foretelling the future with any accuracy is impossible. But we can try to understand the future – or rather the possible futures – in order to prepare for them! Find out how with this two-part course on strategic foresight.
📖In this theoretical part, explore the principles of the discipline and one of its celebrated tools (the scenario method); but also its limitations and evolutions in a context governed by uncertainty.
If you haven’t already done so, don’t hesitate to consult the practical section to discover and apply 4 tools used in what is also known as “futures studies”.
Welcome to this exploration of the futures!


You will be able to :

  • Understand the aim and principles of futures studies
  • Build hypothetical scenarios to guide strategy
  • Chapters:

    • A Brief History of Futures Studies
    • The Scenario Method of Futures Studies

    You will be able to :

  • Do foresight effectively in a context of crisis
  • Rediscover the present to prepare for the future
  • Chapters:

    • Crises and the Limitations of Futures Studies
    • Present-Based Futures Studies

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