Master course on CLA and Futures

Instructor: Sohail Inayatullah, PhD

Casual Layered Analysis is used to investigate problems that are challenging to resolve. Using the layered approach – litany, system, worldview and metaphors – problems are deconstructed and reconstructed. By going deeper, novel solutions and narratives are created. CLA is also used in the scenario process and when backcasting.

Course Objectives

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the CLA methodology, its underlying principles, and its application in investigating and resolving complex problems
  • Learn to identify problems that are particularly challenging to resolve and apply the CLA framework to break down their complexities, revealing underlying patterns, connections, and opportunities for innovative solutions
  • Explore the application of CLA in scenario analysis, understanding how to apply the layered approach to anticipate and plan for potential future developments, fostering better preparedness for uncertainty

Offering Details


1 Day

Class Size

Up to 30 participants


Suggested for all
professionals and managers

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