Course Offerings


  • Foresight Evaluation: Improving Foresight Quality and Achieving Desired Outcomes

“If we don’t learn how well we are doing and what our foresight work is achieving, we aren’t really doing foresight.”

Annette Gardner, PhD

Annette L Gardner, PhD, MPH, Principal, ALGardner Consulting. Formerly an Associate Professor at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Gardner has 20+ years of evaluation expertise, both as a practitioner and thought leader. She has designed and directed national, state, and local evaluations focusing on insurance coverage expansions for low-income Americans, the adoption of health information technology, and expanded advocacy capacity. She is a frequent presenter on evaluation designs and findings and is an evaluation educator. A political scientist with academic interests in federalism and community empowerment,  Dr. Gardner and Claire Brindis, DrPH co-authored the definitive book, Advocacy and Policy Change Evaluation: Theory and Practice (Stanford University Press).

Additionally, Dr. Gardner is an experienced futurist and is a leader in advancing foresight evaluation practice. In 2019, she co-edited a special issue of the World Futures Review on the evaluation of foresight with Peter Bishop. From 2021 to 2022, she served as the Chair of the Association of Professional Futurists Foresight Evaluation Task Force, an 18-month initiative to explore the intersection of evaluation and foresight.  Currently, she is focusing on expanding foresight practitioner evaluation capacity and is developing a curated, online foresight evaluation toolkit and other products. She is also working on expanding evaluator foresight capacity and is conducting foresight methods workshops at evaluation conferences.  She is also developing a themed issue of New Directions for Evaluation on foresight evaluation.

Message from Annette Gardner