Some of Foresight Canada’s recent projects are sketched below. Please contact us for more information.
The Governance Coach:
We designed and delivered a two day workshop in the basics of Strategic Foresight 2.0. The focus was on the ways strategic foresight can add value to consultants whose practice focusses on Policy Governance. Prior to the workshop we eased the participants into a strategic foresight mentality by means of three 2 hour Fuse based conversations.
Executive Council, Government of Alberta:
We worked with the Deputy Minister of Executive Council to design and deliver a process by which selected Deputy Ministers could become familiar enough with Strategic Foresight 2.0 to recognize and utilize high quality work.
Canmore Visioning Project:
We contributed substantially to the conception, design and facilitation of a ten month project sponsored by the Mayor and Council of Canmore. The Mining The Future project involved a critical mass of adult citizens in the work of exploring the forces driving change, engaging in sustained dialogue with one another and developing a vision statement of a preferred future for Canmore to 2025.
We designed and facilitated a one-day workshop that introduced the Board and management of this organization to the work of shaping their own future through the practice of strategic foresight.
We designed and facilitated a ½ day workshop which engaged the critical stakeholders and the senior management of the Ministry in a strategic dialogue on the forces shaping the long-term future of Education in Alberta and their implications for that future.
Mountain Equipment Co-op:
We coached and advised the Futures Committee of the Board and their consultants regarding appropriate methods to use in a two year strategic foresight initiative.
The National Research Council of Canada:
We won an open competition to identify and research: (1) the complex, swampy and strategic issues that Canada and the world will face by 2020, (2) the type of technologies that will be required to deal with such issues and (3) the national culture and support systems that Canada must develop in order to attend to such issues and utilize such technologies.
We won an open competition to develop the methodologies and design for an 18 month, citizen engagement project that will develop an integrated fifty-year strategy for the landscapes of southern Alberta.
We are training departmental staff, over several months, to see, think and use a variety of systems methods.
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs:
We briefed senior managers on strategic foresight, advised them on the establishment of an internal foresight unit and conducted a ½ foresight think tank on the emerging bio-economy.
Dublin Institute of Technology:
We designed and facilitated a ½ day strategic dialogue on the nature of strategic foresight and the value and characteristics of a strategic foresight network for Ireland.
We contributed to the design and keynoted the 2007 Retreat of the Justice Canada Policy Retreat.
Libraries and Archives Canada:
We collaborated on the conception, design and facilitation of a 2 ½ day workshop on “Knowledge Institutions in the 21st Century.”