Certificate in Strategic Foresight


The Strategic Foresight program is a 5-day, project-based, face-to-face workshop. Participants learn to anticipate disruptive change and work towards the creation of transformational change in order to influence the future of their organizations, companies and communities. Participants will receive 4 CEUs for attending, and can obtain the certificate if they complete a project within a given number of weeks after the program delivery.

"Foresight studies educates you in different aspects of thinking about how the world works, such as cause and effect through systems thinking, social change, and planning through scenarios. Studying foresight:

  • Energizes your creativity
  • Expands your connections
  • Exposes you to potential futures
  • Encourages you to be more aware
  • Enables your thinking processes to expand
  • Educates you in different aspects of thinking"

- Center for the Future of Museums

"The University of Houston's Strategic Foresight program gave me the models I needed to analyze the futures of my sector (market research) and the futures of other markets. Some of this thinking on the futures of market research has appeared in the Journal of Advertising Research (The Shape of Marketing Research in 2021), Quirk's Marketing Research Review (The rules of engagement: Lessons learned from creating an MROC for Millennials), and a chapter in an upcoming book on the subject (Leading Edge Marketing Research: 21st Century Tools and Practices)."

"Much thanks to Dr. Bishop for distilling years of study and practice into a week that is both insightful and actionable."

- Robert Moran, President US, Brunswick

May 2014 - Houston, Texas, USA

Strategic Foresight Seminar (5 Days) May 12 - 16, 2014

Limited seating is now available for the May seminar. The certificate course will be held in the Flamingo Room at the University of Houston Hilton.

Workshop includes continental breakfast and lunch. Hilton parking is included for guests of the hotel and $9/day for visitors.

Pre-workshop reading will be sent out electronically about a month before the class. Textbook and class materials are provided at the event.

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Hilton University, located at the University of Houston


Hotel Information and Reservations

Airline Information

George Bush Intercontinental Airport
William P. Hobby Airport

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June 2014 - Brussels, Belgium

The same program will be offered June 2 - 6, 2014. Contact Philippe Destatte at the Destree Institute - destatte.philippe (at) institut-destree.eu for more details.


Hotel Marivaux, Brussels, Belgium


Participants are responsible for their hotel reservations and transportation. The Hotel Marivaux will reserve a number of rooms at a special price if reservations are made a month before the event.

Hotel Marivaux: Location of Event

Special "member" rate if reservations is made a month before the event. For more information, please visit the Destree Institute Website


Philippe Destatte at the Destree Institute - destatte.philippe (at) institut-destree.eu.

Content Outline

Download the Program Outline. Please contact Dr. Peter Bishop for questions about content.

Tentative 2015 Seminar Dates

January 12-16 and May 11-15

Certificate in Strategic Foresight Online

The Foresight program at the University of Houston offers two Certificates in Strategic Foresight:

  • The Professional Certificate is the original one-week program offered in Houston twice a year and occasionally in other locations, such as Brussels. Most take the program face-to-face, but the Certificate is also offered at the end of the first academic course in the graduate program, Introduction to Futures Studies.
  • The Graduate Certificate is a new program (currently being established) that requires four graduate courses from the academic curriculum.

All academic courses are offered both on campus and online simultaneously. More information can be found on the Foresight page, or download the admissions procedures PDF for the academic courses.

Contact Information

Dr. Peter Bishop, or call 281-433-4160

For information about airports, transportation, accommodations or other questions, please email Alexandra Whittington or call 713-743-1991.