Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis

FOR LEARN Online Foresight Guide

Abstract

The FOR-LEARN project aimed at consolidating and improving accessibility to Foresight knowledge and know-how, advancing Foresight knowledge and promoting Foresight throughout Europe. It is part of the European Foresight Knowledge Sharing Platform. The most important outcome of this project is the FOR-LEARN On-line Foresight Guide. It guides users throughout the critical steps of design, implementation and follow-up of a Foresight project and gives a description of the main methods that can be used. Clear and easy-to-access information is provided, with real case illustrative examples. It is today a unique resource on Foresight and its techniques, and it is used by the community of Foresight practitioners and by those who want to learn how to apply Foresight in policy development.

Why Do Foresight?

References and Resources

Topic
Theory and Concepts
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Scenarios and reports
Future Organizations
Futurists
Additional Resources
Community Collaborations Works in Progress

Foresight for Science,Technology and Innovation (ForSTI)

Abstract

This book describes a systematic approach to the application and use of foresight methods related to science and technology (ForSTI). Authors describe the ForSTI process and its phases: initiation, intelligence, imagination, integration, interpretation, intervention and impact. Strategies and tactics associate with each phase are described, discussed and illustrated with case examples. 

Foresight For Science, Technology and Innovation

Topic
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Scenarios and reports
Future Organizations
Futurists
Additional Resources

Foresight The Manual (United Nations Development Program)

Abstract

This Manual is intended for decision and policy makers in developing countries and for development organisations interested in applying foresight methods to their policy, planning and innovation efforts. The first chapter describes four specific applications of foresight for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Chapter two gives some practical pointers and caveats for those initiating a foresight process. The third chapter provides some popular frameworks to conceptualize foresight events and gives a first glimpse of the many foresight methods available. The fourth chapter, lastly, gives an overview of some of the foresight methods that are currently in use. This overview does not claim to be complete or comprehensive; a quick internet search would throw up many more. The methods selected and presented, however, in combination with the preceding chapters, will enable governments and organisations to formulate and shape a successful foresight for development process.

Foresight the Manual

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Theory and Concepts
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Scenarios and reports

Future Agenda

Abstract

Future Agenda runs the world’s largest open foresight programme and provides strategic advice to leading organisations globally. In 2010 and 2015 they embarked on a worldwide research project leading hundreds of expert workshops across over 20 topics. The insights from these discussions have been shared in two major publications – ‘The World in 2020’ and ‘The World in 2025’. Each year, the Future Agenda team undertakes in-depth global open foresight research projects on key themes of interest. 

 

Future Agenda

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Additional Resources
Futurists
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Scenarios and Reports

Future Today Institute

Abstract

Founded in 2006, the Future Today Institute helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures. FTI focuses exclusively on how emerging technology and science will disrupt business, transform the workforce and ignite social and geopolitical change. FTI’s forecasting methodology has been featured in the MIT Sloan Management Review and in the Harvard Business Review, and it is taught at universities around the world. 

Future Today Institute Methodology

2017 Tech Trends Report

Topic
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Scenarios and reports
Future Organizations

Future-U: Future Literacy Skills

Abstract

FUTURE-U has created a highly-evolved and collaborative continuum that links best-practice ideas about 21st century learning to address the specific meta-skills today's students and workers will need to thrive. It has been designed as a continually refined star-map of the future literacies every future student and worker will need to be able to navigate and apply if they are to thrive tomorrow. Through the behaviors of creativity and community and the practice of thinking skills and planning, Future-U intends to build the competencies of project delivery and story telling so that people can create the future.

Future Literacy Skills

Topic
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Future Organizations

Futures Techniques

Abstract

Futures techniques used in the multi-disciplinary field of futures studies by futurists in Americas and Australasia, and futurology by futurologists in EU, include a diverse range of forecasting methods, including anticipatory thinking, backcasting, simulation, and visioning. Some of the anticipatory methods include, the Delphi method, causal layered analysis, environmental scanning, morphological analysis, and scenario planning.

Futures Techniques

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Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis

Global Foresight Wiki: Global Foresight.org

Abstract

This wiki is a public directory of the world's best foresight resources, compiled for your benefit. It lists communities, degree programs, courses, people, employers, organizations, and educational materials that help advance our global foresight culture. It can be edited by any future-oriented person who wants to help. It is maintained by FERN, volunteer students, alums and advocates of improving foresight and supporting the graduate and certificate programs in foresight around the world. The founders also run a social network, Global Foresight @ LinkedIn. 

Global Foresight Wiki

Small Fusion  Group Start Up Guide (4 persons)

Large Fusion Group Start Up Guide (28 persons)

Topic
Theory and Concepts
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Scenarios and reports
Future Organizations
Futurists
Additional Resources
Community Collaborations Works in Progress

Guide Book for Nurse Futurists Institute for Alternative Futures

Abstract

This guide book was developed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN ) in partnership with the Institute for Alternative Futures. It provides a step by step process for nurses to use  in creating scenarios about desired futures. The Exercises for National Nursing Associations (NNA) Planning are the centrepiece of this Guidebook. The other material will prepare you for the exercises, but it is doing the exercises that will clarify your aspirations and generate creative new ideas for your NNA. You can use the exercises as a starting point for a major strategic planning effort in your NNA, or you can use them more informally to generate ideas for new activities. However you use them, they will help you think further into the future than you ever usually do. Thinking further ahead will give you an opportunity to dream bigger dreams and come back to the present with a new perspective on what may be worth doing. 

Guide Book for Nurse Futurists -Institute for Alternative Futures

Topic
Models and Methods
Environmental Scanning and Trend Analysis
Scenarios and reports
Future Organizations

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