Futures-thinking consists of six, weekly, two-hour interactive online-facilitator-led sessions, with UTS TD School’s, award-winning educator Dr Susanne Pratt.
The microcredential will cover:
How to use futures-thinking to question assumptions, inspire the imagination, drive strategic action, and catalyse change. This futures-thinking journey will explore:
- The value of a futures-orientation, including perspectives on time
- The art of noticing and sensing patterns of change over time
- Challenging assumptions and integrating different perspectives on possible, probable, preferable, and preposterous futures
- Using creative approaches to ignite imagination, ask ‘what if?’ and invite people to be open to alternatives,
- Considering strategy and implications, including experimental adaptive pathways towards preferable futures
- Sharing and scaling futures thinking to enhance your foresight capability.
This course will blend online workshops, experiments, interactive tools, discussion boards and a suite of curated resources.
Over the six weeks of the course, participants can expect a time commitment of approximately 10 hours per week, consisting of:
- 2 hours of an online face-to-face workshop
- 2-3 hours online-module exploration and activities
- 2-3 hours per week reading and reflection
- 2-3 hours per week assessments.
You will be working with a dedicated award-winning educator who will support your learning and engagement online. Teaching resources have been designed by a lead academic and a team of experts from the Transdisciplinary School, UTS, with input and case-studies from global foresight experts.