Global Foresight: Preparing for Future Trends

Global Foresight: Preparing for Future Trends is Washington’s premier executive course for mid-to senior-level professionals responsible for helping their organizations predict and prepare for the global macrotrends that will drive change for the next 30 years.

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At a Glance

Course Date

April 24 – 27, 2023

Location

CSIS Headquarters or Virtual

Tuition

$4,000

Registration Deadline

April 14, 2023

Overview

Global Foresight: Preparing for Future Trends is Washington’s premier executive course for mid-to senior-level professionals responsible for helping their organizations predict and prepare for the global macrotrends that will drive change for the next 30 years. 

Participants will dive deep with top CSIS scholars on important policy issues and trends, learn to spot drivers of change and model future scenarios with renowned foresight experts, and put their new skills to the test in a dynamic crisis simulation.  

Curriculum

The curriculum focuses on a range of topics and skills that will allow participants to:

  • Understand future trends and their relevance for organizational leaders
  • Develop strategic foresight tools and learn to anticipate over-the-horizon challenges
  • Apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program to a dynamic crisis simulation

Seminars

  • Seven Revolutions: Trends Shaping Our World Out to the Year 2050
  • Shifting Demographics in Global Populations
  • Climate Change, Energy, and Mobility
  • Emerging Markets
  • The Digital Future
  • Information and Trust in Media and Institutions
  • Remapping the Global Economy
  • Space and New Frontiers in International Security
  • Democracy, Authoritarianism, and the Future of Governance

Interactive Exercises

  • Trend Spotting and Analysis
  • Scenario Planning and Creating Future Worlds
  • Crisis Simulation and Design

Additional Activities

  • Networking Reception with Alumni and Senior Policy Experts
  • Roundtable Luncheon with Regional Experts

Eligibility

CSIS is seeking a diverse cohort of mid- to senior-level professionals from across the government, private sector, nonprofit, military, and academic communities who are interested in developing structured approaches to address future uncertainties through analysis and strategy development.

How to Register

The online registration form includes a short entry form, statement of interest, brief bio, and resume. Registrations are due by Friday, October 7, 2022, by 11:59 PM EST. They will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Alumni

Previous and current participants include representatives from:
 
Arizona State University, Asterisk Advisors, Australian Army, Austria Ministry of Defense, Bell Helicopter, Chevron, Enterprise Singapore, Famine Early Warning Systems Network, Foresight 2020, GIC Asset Management, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Gingrich 360, GlaxoSmithKline, Global Affairs Canada, IADB, International Rescue Committee, Jhpiego, Lockheed Martin, Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Open Society Foundations, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, UK Ministry of Defence, U.S. Army, National Geographic, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Naval War College, U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission, United Nations, USAID, World Affairs Council

Contact

If you or your organization are interested in this program, please contact Nina Tarr at ntarr@csis.org for more information.

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Eric Palomaa
Director of Partnerships, Executive Education and Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy