Policy Analysis and Development 204: Foresight

Product code: IA0194


Delivery method

Delivery method


Virtual Classroom



15 hours




Other Government Department Employee


This course is available to other government department employees on a cost-recovery basis.

For more information, please contact Learning-Apprentissage@international.gc.ca

 This course introduces strategic foresight and how to contemplate future challenges and opportunities to improve the appreciation of the potential evolution of complex political and strategic issues. We will explore a variety of tools/methods for thinking creatively about the future of technology, security, intelligence, geopolitics, and governance in Canada and abroad.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • discuss various methods/approaches to explore emerging and future trends
  • develop an understanding of how and when to use and engage several strategic foresight techniques, including: 
    • horizons scanning
    • influence diagram and cascades
    • futures wheel
    • system and domain mapping
    • scenario planning, and 
    • assumptions testing
  • accurately apply relevant foresight approaches to specific scenario

Legacy course code: 00020226

Additional upcoming sessions

Date and Time Session code Location Language Status
12 December 2023 13:00 to 16:00 EST IA0194-BIL-2022-001 Virtual Bilingual Full More Info
Date modified: 2022-07-11