SMART Foresight

Course overview

  • Next date: To be announced
  • Delivered by: Dr Rafael Popper and Dr Guillermo Velasco.
  • Teaching: Lectures, practical exercises, case studies.
  • Location: Virtual Course, Zoom.

We are taking a new approach to short executive courses to provide agile and rapid training on how to design and manage the five phases of a SMART foresight and futures research process: Scoping, Mobilising, Anticipating, Recommending and Transforming.

Our SMART approach will be beneficial for anyone who have taken the ‘Foresight in Action’ and ‘Foresight Methods’ courses, as well as newcomers.

The course is primarily focused on process design and management with an emphasis on how to plan and execute a fully-fledged foresight process.

Together with Futures Diamond Ltd we have introduced a new set of online courses aimed at boosting foresight and futures know-how.

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

Course programmes

Half-day 1

  • Session 1: How to design and manage the SCOPING phase of a foresight process
  • Session 2: How to design and manage the MOBILISING phase of a foresight process
  • Practical: Interactive group session for Q&A and practical discussions/exercises

Half-day 2

  • Session 3: How to design and manage the ANTICIPATING phase of a foresight process
  • Session 4: How to design and manage the RECOMMENDING phase of a foresight process
  • Practical: Interactive group session for Q&A and practical discussions/exercises

Half-day 3

  • Session 5: How to design and manage the TRANSFORMING phase of a foresight process
  • Practical: Interactive group session for Q&A and practical discussions/exercises
  • Challenge: Group presentations with real-time evaluation à la Dragons’ Den