Futures Studies: An Overview of Basic Concepts


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Futures Studies: An Overview of Basic Concepts

What do we...

Feelings and experiences: sources of ideas about the future

Guidelines for thinking about the future...

Futures Studies is…

Inter, trans, meta disciplinary:

Alternative possible futures...

…alternative possible futures

Alternative futures: possible, probable, and preferable

Futures Studies is…..

Evaluating forecasts:

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The context of applied futures research

Identifying change...

Environmental Scanning

Trends, emerging issues… and wild cards.

…looking for impacts

Emerging issues of change…

…emerging issues of change, cont’d.

Futures Wheels: Workshop Instructions

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Existing images of alternative futures: sources

Scenarios: imagining difference through structured processes.

Effective scenarios…. provoke ideas!

Scenarios vs. visions

Images of the future: a continuum of infinite possibilities

Effective visions….inspire action!

Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline, Organizational Capacity for Vision Creation


Author: Wendy L. Schultz

Email: wendy@infinitefutures.com

Home Page: http://www.infinitefutures.com/index.shtml

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Keywords: futures studies, foresight, emerging issues, environmental scanning, images of the future, scenarios, scenario building, visioning, change management, strategic planning

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