Using Foresight Strategy and Scenarios in Futures Thinking (separate registration is required)

Monday, October 09 | 8:00AM–4:00PM CT | W180, Level 1
Session Type: Additional Fee Program
Delivery Format: Preconference Workshop

Is your institution grappling with the future of AI? As the demand for hybrid work and learning has increased, have you been ready to adapt rather than scrambling to react? What does the future hold for higher education? We can’t answer that, but there are tools we can use that help us get an idea of possible futures. This workshop will focus on the basic building blocks of foresight strategy and introduce you to the tools and techniques for developing future scenarios, a range of potential futures that help us see what’s possible and chart a path forward. Developing a set of potential alternative scenarios allows you to consider various directions that current trends could go, enabling you to identify emerging imperatives and consider next step strategies for dealing with them.

This workshop is designed for higher education leaders who are either engaged or interested in strategic planning efforts. Attendees will leave with a workbook of activities for use at their institutions.


•        Gain competency in specific building blocks of foresight such as signals and trends

•        Understand how foresight tools can be used to understand possible futures for higher education

•        Be able to use scenario development at your institution


  • Nicole Muscanell

    Researcher, EDUCAUSE
  • Kathe Pelletier

    Director, Teaching and Learning Program, EDUCAUSE
  • Jamie Reeves

    Director of Community, Product, and Portfolio Management, EDUCAUSE
  • Betsy Reinitz

    Director, CIO and Senior Technology Leaders Program, EDUCAUSE
  • Jenay Robert

    Senior Researcher, EDUCAUSE

Resources & Downloads

  • Foresight strategy workshop activities

    Updated on 4/16/2024
  • Slides for the workshop

    Updated on 4/16/2024