The future has never been more uncertain. Old industries are being swept aside by imaginative innovators. Millions of traditional jobs are being automated as millions of other new roles are being created for the first time. And all the while, environmental stresses like Covid-19 and climate change are driving the need to reimagine our relationship with our organizations, our communities, and the planet itself.
Working with the same types of tools used by Accenture, Microsoft, Toyota and other leading global organizations, this active learning course will provide you with the frameworks needed to scan for signs of change, imagine future scenarios for your team, organization, industry, or community, and develop skills needed to become a more resilient and adaptive leader for a disruptive and changing world.
- Framing your Future Canvas
- Scanning for Signals of Change
- Imagining your Future Scenarios
- Getting Ready for the Future
- Strategic Thinking
- Creativity and Innovation
- Risk Assessment
Peter Padbury is one of Canada’s most experienced strategic foresight practitioners having most recently served as Chief Futurist at Policy Horizons Canada, the federal government’s futures thinking institute that he helped establish in 2008. Over his career, Peter has led hundreds of foresight projects that developed vision, policy and strategy on behalf of federal government departments, NGOs, businesses and UN agencies across a wide range of themes. He has also led extended work assignments in Costa Rica, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, Holland, New York and Geneva and has engaged in work-related travel in over 50 countries.
Peter has a MSc in Future Studies from the University of Houston (with a focus on participatory foresight methods). He has served on the board of directors for a number of organizations and is a founding member of the Association of Professional Futurists.
If you have any questions about this course or registration, please submit us a question to discuss your development needs.
This course can be customized to your organization's needs and delivered at your location or the Ron Joyce Centre.