Dr Peter Hayward was technically trained in Commerce and Systems Thinking with a range of project management experiences before discovering Foresight. That foundation gave him the discipline and licence to join up Business Pragmatics with the wisdom of Human Development and System Complexity. Peter's PhD found that our capacity to thrive in complexity and volatility grows along with our vulnerability and humility.
Rowena has a well-rounded understanding of how people and organisations operate in the face of disruption. With a background in foresight, innovation and capacity building in the for-profit, not-for-profit, educational and government sectors in Australia and internationally, Rowena enjoys environments that are ambiguous and complex. She has held senior roles in transformation, innovation, customer experience, product development, market planning, and strategy. Rowena works with organisations to create a new future state based on innovation and foresight, through developing people with the ability to think robustly about the future and how they might respond to disruption.
Dr Joseph Voros has been a professional futurist for two decades, following an earlier PhD in theoretical physics and some time working in Internet-related companies, including a stint at the legendary Netscape Communications Corporation of Silicon Valley in the 1990s. He has been teaching foresight since 2001 and developed a multi award-winning foresight process framework for designing and directing multi-scale foresight engagements and futures assessments. His approach to futures thinking and foresight combines both academic scholarly rigour as well as practical pragmatic utility in the real world – each of which are necessary in order to do good well-founded work in charting our individual and collective pathways through complex and uncertain times.
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Dr Peter Hayward - Deep Inquiry and Dealing with Complexity (47 mins)
Peter speaks about solving problems through deep enquiry, and the power of scenarios as a conversation tool for discussing and exploring futures.
Rowena Morrow - Hope, Agency and Being a Pathway Agnostic (58 mins)
Rowena taught foresight for many years and so listen to her teach you about Hope Theory, consultancy and performing organisational roles.
Dr Joseph Voros - Big History and Civilisational Foresight (63 mins)
Dr Joseph Voros speaks about his emergence into becoming a foresight educator, the development of the award-winning Generic Foresight Process (GFP) framework, and his abiding focus on the possible futures of humanity and human civilisation, informed by using Big History as the framing perspective.
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Foresight Practitioner at Young Futures
What is the FutureShift Program about?
The purpose of our Program is to support clever people doing good work in complex times. We achieve this by focussing on developing the capacity of participants to think broadly and deeply about business and world challenges; to feel comfortable and confident with ambiguity, uncertainty and volatility; and to hold more complexity while acting with purpose.
Sounds interesting. Who are the people I will be working with?
Your Hosts are the three principal educators who taught the globally acclaimed Master of Strategic Foresight, the only such Masters course in Australia. Dr Joseph Voros, Dr Peter Hayward and Rowena Morrow combine their 40 years of experience to design and deliver this remarkable Program.
Okay. How will the Program be run?
The FutureShift Program runs for six months. After registration and payment, you will receive early access to all the Program materials. You are expected to listen to and read all materials before coming to the room for the five-day Intensive. The Intensive runs Tuesday-Saturday, where you will begin to work through the processes of thinking, co-creating and innovating. After the Intensive you will receive five months of online coaching support as you design and create your preferred futures.
What's the cost?
The cost of the Program is $10,000*, which includes early access to the online materials Collection, the five-day Intensive and five months of support following completion. *COST: $10,000 for payments made by 31 July 2019; $12,000 for payments made after 31 July 2019.