Foresight Seminar (5 Days) - University of Houston
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Foresight Seminar (5 Days) Houston, Texas, USA

Upcoming Seminar Dates

  • Virtual: Apr 7 - May 5, 2021, Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST

    • Seminar is full. Please contact alkoury@central.uh.edu if you would like to be added to the waitlist.
  • 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.

Location

  • University of Houston (unless otherwise indicated)

Accommodations

Hilton University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, Texas 77004
1-832-531-6300

Airline Information

Ground Transportation

Downtown Houston Information

Cost

  • In-Person: $3,000.00 (Seminar includes continental breakfast/coffee, lunch and afternoon refreshments)
  • Virtual: $2000.00

Registration

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 foresight@uh.edu 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).

For questions about registration, payments or any other seminar details, please contact foresight@uh.edu.

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Content Outline

Download the Program Outline. Please contact Dr. Andy Hines for questions about content.

Agenda

In-Person Seminars

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Session 1
Introduction Orientation Alternative Perspectives

Baseline Analysis/

Scenario Development
Implications Analysis

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

 

Virtual Seminars
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.

Week 1      

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

9:00 am – 12:30 pm CST

Introduction & Change

 

Framing, Description, Map & Current Assessment

 

Scanning (1) Overview

 

Systems           

 

Scanning (2) Diigo & Evaluation

Research Inputs

 

Drivers 

 

The Baseline

 

Alternative Perspectives

 

Scenarios Overview

 

Baseline & Transformation Futures

 

Implications Analysis (3rd order impacts)

 

Strategic Options & Approach

 

Monitoring

 

Conclusion

FAQ

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 Visioning & Planning. 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 (Association 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 1,000 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 foresight@central.uh.edu.

 

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.