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.

At a Glance

Course Date

April 8 – 11, 2024

Location

CSIS Headquarters or Virtual

Tuition

$4,000

Registration Deadline

March 29, 2024

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 to organizational leaders
  • Develop strategic foresight tools—from identifying drivers of change to building future worlds—and learn to anticipate external challenges
  • Apply knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program to the workplace

Seminars

  • New Frontiers: Five Megatrends That Will Define Our Future
  • Shifting Demographics in Global Populations
  • The Art and Science of Foresight
  • Critical Minerals and the Global Energy Transition
  • Climate Change and the Energy Transition
  • The Digital Future
  • Emerging Biotechnologies
  • Space and New Frontiers in International Security
  • Developing Global Resilience
  • Remapping the Global Economy

Interactive Exercises

  • Identifying Drivers of Change
  • Scenario Design: Building Future Worlds
  • Applying Foresight to Your Job

Additional Activities

  • Networking Reception with Alumni and Senior Policy Experts
  • Roundtable luncheon on the Future of Food

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, March 29, 2024, 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 Erin Delany at edelany@csis.org for more information.

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Noam Unger
Director, Sustainable Development and Resilience Initiative and Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development
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5Baskaran
Director, Project on Critical Minerals Security and Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program
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Jon B. Alterman
Fellow, Global Food and Water Security Program
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David Michel
Senior Fellow, Global Food and Water Security Program
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Donatienne Ruy
Director, Executive Education and Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, and Fellow, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program
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Peter Scoblic
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Hess Center for New Frontiers
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James Andrew Lewis
Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program