Our courses take place over three weeks and cover 12 modules (see below). There are two 3.5-hour interactive online sessions each week, and each session covers two modules.
Sessions run from 6 pm to 9:30 pm SAST, with a break between the two modules.
Each module includes pre-readings, recorded PowerPoint presentations, whole group questions and discussion, and small group activities. Each session also concludes with an assessment of the material and delivery of that session's work.
MODULE 1: STRATEGIC FORESIGHT
Orientation to the course.
MODULE 2: SOCIAL CHANGE
Where does change come from and how does change work?
MODULE 3: FRAMING
Setting up the topic for which you want to understand change and anticipate the future.
MODULE 4: SCANNING
How to look for the signals of change.
MODULE 5: THE EXPECTED FUTURE
What is the Expected Future and why is it important to understand.
MODULE 6: BASELINE ANALYSIS
Understanding the implications of the Expected Future and why the Expected Future might not happen.
MODULE 7: ALTERNATIVE FUTURES
Exploring what might happen instead.
MODULE 8: SCENARIO PRESENTATIONS
How to explore alternative futures by telling scenario stories.
MODULE 9: IMPLICATIONS ANALYSIS
Making sense of the implications for the future given the possible scenarios.
MODULE 10: CREATING CHANGE - PART ONE
Where to start with creating the change that you want to see.
MODULE 11: CREATING CHANGE - PART TWO
How to follow through and finish strong.
MODULE 12: COURSE SUMMARY
Consolidating what we have learned.