Upcoming Seminar Dates
Virtual: Jan 13 - Feb 10, Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST
- Registration deadline is January 2nd. Space is limited to 30 students.
Virtual: Apr 7 - May 5, 2021, Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST
- Registration deadline is March 31st. Space is limited to 30 students.
In-Person: Aug 9- Aug 13, 2021
- Registration deadline is August 1st. Space is limited to 30 students.
- Discounted rooms will be available at UH Hilton. We will provide a link soon.
- University of Houston (unless otherwise indicated)
Hilton University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, Texas 77004
Downtown Houston Information
- In-Person: $3,000.00 (Seminar includes continental breakfast/coffee, lunch and afternoon refreshments)
- Virtual: $2000.00
Register online for upcoming seminars and pay $2,000/person (virtual seminar) or $3000/person (in-person seminar) registration fee via credit card. If you need to pay via Check or Electronic Funds Transfer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration instructions
Seating is limited and seats will not be reserved until payment is received. Payment must be received no later than three (3) days prior to the start of the seminar to be counted for the intended seminar. Unpaid registrants may be moved to the waiting list for the next seminar, if seating in the intended seminar is full prior to the deadline (see Upcoming Seminar Dates for registration deadline information).
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|AM Session 1|
|Introduction Orientation||Alternative Perspectives||
Baseline Analysis/Scenario Development
Creating Change/ Foresight Maturity Model
|AM Session 2|
|Change||Framing||Scenario Development||Strategic Options & Approach||Framework Foresight Review|
|PM Session 1|
|Systems Thinking||Scanning||Optional one-on-one’s||Visioning & Planning||Optional one-on-one’s|
|PM Session 2|
|Social Change||Forecasting/ Inputs, Drivers, & Baseline||Optional one-on-one’s||Organizational Futures||Optional one-on-one’s|
Note: We are limiting the virtual Zoom sessions to 3.5 hours at a time, but our expectation is that participants will do a minimum of 1-3 hours of homework in between the sessions. The homework can be done as an individual or via small groups.
9:00 am – 12:30 pm CST
Introduction & Change
Framing, Description, Map & Current Assessment
Scanning (1) Overview
Scanning (2) Diigo & Evaluation
Baseline & Transformation Futures
Implications Analysis (3rd order impacts)
Strategic Options & Approach
What are some of the organizations that have attended the seminar in the past?
AARP, Abu Dhabi Police, Aveda, Carnegie Mellon, Center for Disease Control, Cincinnati Opera, Coca Cola, Department of Homeland Security, Directorate of National Intelligence, Disney, Ford, Hershey, Marine Corps, NATO, National Security Secretariat Singapore Natural Resources Canada, Philips, Target, Toyota, Treasury of New Zealand, United Auto Workers, World Bank.
What are the details around the certificate program?
The seminar is a 5-day intensive workshop in Framework Foresight, along with other related areas such as System Thinking, Social Change (theory), Alternative Perspectives (alternate techniques), and Leadership. The areas covered are an overview of what we teach in our first four classes for the Foresight Master’s degree. Participants receive a professional certificate, and can also get four (4) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the University of Houston. Students can also obtain a separate Certificate of Achievement by completing a foresight project after the seminar, which counts as a qualifying credential for membership in the APF (Assn of Professional Futurists).
What is the general dress code for the seminar?
We’re a fairly informal bunch so the dress code is casual – a pair of jeans and a nice top are fine. We want you to be comfortable while you learn.
How long has the program been in existence?
We have been running the certificate program since 2009 with more than 600 participants completing it.
What is the minimum number of participants required?
We need to have at least 10 participants per session.
When will you post new dates?
We usually post new dates as soon as we have confirmed the reservation of the location. If you would like to be notified please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you offer any kind of financial assistance?
Unfortunately, we do not offer any kind of special discounts or financial assistance at the moment.
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
Cancellations: We reserve the right, when necessary, to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If we must cancel your class, you may request a full refund or transfer to a later session within that calendar year. We will notify you at least 48 hours in advance if we must cancel a class.
Refunds: If you want to cancel your registration for a class seven days or more prior to the start of class, you will receive a 100 percent refund. If you want to cancel your registration six days or less prior to the start of class, you will receive an 80 percent refund. Once a class begins, no refunds or transfers will be given.
Full refunds may be granted after start of class on a case by case basis due to special circumstances such as sudden illness, inability to travel due to weather or transportation shutdowns, or other factors. Each special cancellation or refund request will be reviewed by both the seminar coordinator & the head of the Foresight program to make a determination.