Foresight methods

Course overview

  • Next date: Tuesday, 23 February; Wednesday, 24 February; and Thursday, 25 February, 2021, 1.00pm – 4.00pm (GMT).
  • Delivered by: Dr Rafael Popper and Jouko Myllyoja MSc.
  • Teaching: Lectures, interactive group exercises, case studies.
  • Location: Virtual Course, Zoom.
  • View our 2021 course brochure.

We are taking a new methodology and methods-based approach to short executive courses to provide agile and rapid training on common methodologies and methods used in foresight and futures studies.

Our method-based approach will be beneficial for anyone interested in designing, implementing, coordinating, managing or evaluating (both ex-ante and ex-post) processes related to foresight projects or the application of specific foresight methods.

Together with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, we are launching a new set of online courses focused on foresight ‘methods’.

The course is structured around six lectures and three interactive sessions delivered in a 3-half day programme (including optional individual and group practical exercises).

Course programmes

Half-day 1

Tuesday, 23 February

  • Session 1: Foresight Methodology and the Foresight Diamond
  • Session 2: How are foresight methods selected?
  • Practical: Interactive group session for Q&A and practical discussions

Half-day 2

Wednesday, 24 February

  • Session 3: Cross-Impact and Critical Issues Analysis
  • Session 4: Exploratory and Normative Delphi Surveys
  • Practical: Interactive group session for Q&A and practical discussions

Half-day 3

Thursday, 25 February

  • Session 5: Scenarios, Wild Cards and Weak Signals Analysis
  • Session 6: Robust Advice Framing and Action Roadmapping
  • Practical: Interactive group session for Q&A and practical discussions