Foundational Ideas and Concepts in Futures Studies

Instructor: Timothy Dolan, PhD

This course covers the fundamental concepts of futures and foresight studies including Dator’s 3 Laws of Futures Studies, Technological Determinism, and the Four Basic Futures.

Course Objectives

  • Describe key concepts in the fields of futures studies/foresight
  • Demonstrating foresight concepts applied to strategic planning in public policy
  • Apply concepts to examples in participants’ agency of foresight utility

Offering Details


3 Days

Class Size

Up to 30 participants


Suggested for middle
or experienced managers

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