Practicing Exponential Foresight

Practicing Exponential Foresight

This hands-on skill-building course will teach practical foresight skills to impact your preferred future. Through examining trends and exploring unknowns, you’ll practice looking at challenges in new ways, and in collaboration with a community of leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Duration: 4 weeks (2-3 hours per week).

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What you’ll learn from this course

  • The ability to scan and identify current macro trends.
  • An understanding of knowns and unknowns about the future and the ability to choose the right path forward.
  • Experience framing new challenges from multiple perspectives, including STEEP lenses.
  • New ideas about your preferred future from reflecting on your areas of personal and professional influence and concern.
  • The ability to use facts and opinions to create informed predictions about possible futures.
  • New methods for designing your preferred future and the ability to tell a compelling story when sharing your vision.

100% Online

100% Online

Self-paced cohort

Self-paced cohort

Four weeks

Four weeks

Videos readings and discussions

Videos & discussions

Interactive activities

Live facilitators


Module 1

1.1 Forums: Influence & Concern
1.2 Can You Predict the Future?
1.3 Sensing the Future
1.4 Discussion: Can You Predict the Future?
1.5 Essay: Drivers & Barriers
1.6 Start with the Knowns & Unknowns
1.7 Discussion: Knowns & Unknowns
1.8 You Try – Distinguish Knowns from Unknowns
1.9 Forums: Distinguish Knowns From Unknowns
1.10 Reflections: Next Level Challenge

Module 2

2.1 What is F.O.G.?
2.2 Explore Your Biases
2.3 Discussion: Zero-Sum Bias
2.4 What’s a Forecast?
2.5 Discussion: What’s a Forecast?
2.6 Cut Through The F.O.G.
2.7 Discussion: Cut Through The F.O.G.
2.8 Reflections: Next Level Challenge

Module 3

3.1 Futures Wheel
3.2 Forums: Make a Guess About the Future
3.3 Activity: Build a Futures Wheel
3.4 Practice Different Futures
3.5 Discussion: Practice Different Futures
3.6 Forums: Outside In
3.7 Reflections: Next Level Challenge

Module 4

4.1 Imagine & Tell Your Preferred Future
4.2 Discussion: Imagine & Tell Your Preferred Future
4.3 What Makes a Great Story?
4.4 Discussion: What Makes a Great Story?
4.5 Activity: Imagine Your Preferred Future
4.6 Forums: Imagine Your Preferred Future
4.7 Activity: Write Your Story
4.8 Forums: Share Your Story
4.9 New Paradigms
4.10 Post-Course Survey: Next Level Challenge

Featured Presenters

Lisa Kay Solomon

Transformational Practices

Dr. Ray Kurzweil

Co-Founder and Chancellor

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