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This guide explores what scanning is from a futures perspective - it is all about understanding the change that is shaping your organisation's future. Seeing the change that is coming…

This is the book I wish I’d had when I was asked to ‘do foresight’ at Swinburne University in 1999. It’s a personal book, a sharing of my learning, knowledge…

This short paper provides an overview of some major foresight methods using four categories: input, analytical, interpretive and prospective methods.

A paper based on a presentation to the Tertiary Education Management Conference in 2007, providing an introduction to the major concepts and approaches that underpin foresight work.

An example of an attempt to implement futures work and build a foresight capacity at a university (powerpoint).

A light hearted scenario developed for a final panel session at a conference for university planners.

This Guide provides you with an introduction to foresight that lets you get to know what foresight is about and to understand the value of using it in practice.