Postnormal Times and Foresight

Instructor: Christopher Jones, PhD

This course is designed to help managers and leaders better understand the causes and dynamics of postnormal times, according to Sardar, the “in-between period, where old orthodoxies are dying, new ones have yet to be born and few things make sense.” We live in a transitional period, potentially on the cusp of a new episteme, paradigm, or worldview. Postnormal times are characterized by the acceleration of change, uncertainty, and fragmentation. The course will help untangle these types of change, consequences, and suggest creative strategies for senior public administrators and policymakers to navigate postnormal times.

Course Objectives

  • Identify and explore the drivers and dynamics of postnormal times
  • Position postnormal times analysis (PNT) within futures studies/foresight
  • Cultivate the use of scenarios, tomorrows/horizons, and visioning

Offering Details


3 Days

Class Size

Up to 30 participants


Suggested for all
professionals and managers

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