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.
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.
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.
Conference-rate hotel rooms at the UH Hilton are being held until April 11th. Reserve a conference-block room using the online code "UTEC" or "College of Technology" when making reservations by phone.
Download the UH Redline app for campus info and events, map, parking and shuttle bus information.
Hilton University, located at the University of Houston
Downtown Houston Information
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.
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.
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.