Futures Research


Futures Research is a survey course about the methods and tools that professional futurists use to help people understand, map, and influence the future. It is organized around the six framework activities: framing, scanning, forecasting (futuring), visioning, planning (designing), acting (adapting). In addition to exploring the basics of the framework, we explore various additional techniques and options for carrying out these activities. This is the core course for learning how to carry out a foresight project!


Participants will understand and become familiar with:

  1. The Framework Foresight process for exploring the future of a domain/topic
  2. Several methods for carrying out each of the six framework activities
  3. Why and how to select a particular method


40 hours

Targeted Audience

Government and Private Sector Employees and Management