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Find out more about foresight, what it is, why it's important and how to use it. Use the resources here to get you started using foresight in practice and get in touch when you are ready.
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Scientific research. Deepen understanding of change with customised foresight research reports. Focus precisely on your strategic issues and change that matters for your organisation.

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Global Computer NetworkOn demand courses, webinars and workshops on using strategic foresight in your organisation. Build and enhance your strategic foresight skills and knowledge.

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Resources for anyone interested in finding out more about using foresight in organisations including Strategic Futures Guides, downloads and the Thinking Futures Insight Newsletter.

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The Future of...

future ahead conceptComing soon: The Future of … is launching early 2015. Practical ways to explore the future of what matters for you in your organisation or group, designed for your organisation alone.

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NEW! THINKING FUTURES REFERENCE GUIDE

Using foresight approaches is critical for developing futures ready strategy. If you'd like to know more about using foresight or are just curious, this Reference Guide provides an introduction to foresight and using it in organisations.

Using foresight: an introduction

This guide is free and replaces a fair bit of content about futures and foresight on my site – now all in the one place for you.
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ON DEMAND COURSE: JOIN NOW What is this foresight thing all about?

This new on demand course is designed for anyone wanting to find out more about foresight or who is just starting out using foresight in organisational strategy.

What is the course about?

It provides a broad introduction to foresight and its underpinning principles that you let you familiarise yourself with what foresight is and how it can be used in strategy development.
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FREE NEWSLETTER: SIGN UP NOW Thinking Futures Insights Newsletter

Ten pithy items on change that matters for your organisation's future free to your inbox each month. You'll also get access to my curated scanning site and my scanning insights. You can use the site for your own scanning too.

What you get

As well as the newsletter, you can use my scanning site for free – access insights and store your own. Customised reports for your organisation are also available.
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