Executive Summary

In the past five years, leadership development programs incorporating strategic foresight concepts and methodology have grown nationally and internationally across government and defense. Strategic foresight assists planners and strategists in anticipating what possible futures may exist and allows them to guide their organizations toward preferred outcomes.

Strategic foresight is becoming increasingly important as the role of government and defense continues to evolve in response to changing societal and economic conditions; however, many organizations have not yet adopted or are at the cusp of utilizing strategic foresight methodology. These organization are looking for guidance in expanding their strategic planning and decision-making capabilities with strategic foresight.

DMS Academy is owned by DMS International, a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) with more than 25 years of experience providing innovative learning solutions, information management, and information security services to Federal and commercial customers including the United States Air Force (USAF), United States Navy (USN), U.S. Department of State, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

DMS Academy was created to fill this current gap to offer a full range of courses, workshops, and seminars custom-tailored for public service practitioners and international organizations to sharpen their decision-making abilities, anticipate, plan, and face uncertainty or embrace uncertainty. We also have the unique addition of incorporating public policy simulations which provide a real-world tool to evaluate scenarios, desired outcomes, group cooperation, negotiation, and role-play in advance of expending resources while testing the practicality of their decisions.

Our certificate program compliments existing strategic planning and decision-making concepts to look beyond current budget cycles to maximize opportunities for succession planning and build toward preferred futures.