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Centre For Future Studies

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  • 1. futurethinking Our work enables our clients to anticipate, create and manage the future centreforfuturestudies
  • 2. futurethinking The Centre for Future Studies assists organisations in navigating the future. We read and interpret the forces of change and create new frameworks for better strategic planning in the emerging future environment. • Researching the future • Visioning the future • Scenario planning • Horizon scanning • Future thinking workshops • Thought leadership centreforfuturestudies
  • 3. futurethinking Our foresight work involves research and analysis across the spectrum of political, economic, social and technological themes. Our clients include national and international companies, not-for- profit organisations, government departments and agencies. We are affiliated with Kent University and have access to multi-disciplinary specialists throughout the UK academic and business communities. They work across a wide range of industry sectors bringing specific commercial knowledge to particular projects. centreforfuturestudies
  • 4. futurethinking knowing & creating the future We see the future in terms of: Possibilities Probabilities Certainties And the impact of future events in terms of: Likelihood of occurrence Timing of occurrence Severity of impact Seeing the future in the past and present: Past events & decisions Current events, situations & trends Ambitions Forces driving change Counter forces barring change Continuities Discontinuities Wildcards centreforfuturestudies
  • 5. futurethinking visioning the future The Centre for Future Studies designs and facilitates group visioning workshops and assists groups in integrating the vision to strategy. Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. centreforfuturestudies
  • 6. futurethinking scenario planning The Centre for Future Studies provides expertise in the design of scenario planning projects and facilitates scenario planning workshops. The scenarios are a platform for continuously re-perceiving the changing business environment and preparing for the new risks and exciting opportunities that will emerge. centreforfuturestudies
  • 7. futurethinking horizon scanning Horizon scanning is the core of effective futures work and long term thinking. Since strategy is about determining how an organisation positions itself in the external environment, understanding that environment in some depth is critical to achieving that objective. All our projects begin with an environmental scanning component. The Centre for Future Studies provides external scanning resources and expertise and also works with organisations to assist in building an in-house environmental scanning capability. centreforfuturestudies
  • 8. futurethinking workshops The Centre for Future Studies conducts future thinking workshops designed to assist organisations in developing future thinking skills and expertise in house. What is future thinking? An introductory half-day workshop on futures ideas, principles and methods. Strategic foresight: What it is and how to do it. Horizon Scanning: What it is and how to do it. centreforfuturestudies
  • 9. futurethinking centre for future studies strategic futures consultancy Innovation Centre University of Kent Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7FG Tel: +44 (0) 800 881 5279 Fax: +44 (0) 1227 709420 Email: insights@futurestudies.co.uk Web: www.futurestudies.co.uk centreforfuturestudies
  • 10. futurethinking centre for future studies strategic futures consultancy Innovation Centre University of Kent Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7FG Tel: +44 (0) 800 881 5279 Fax: +44 (0) 1227 709420 Email: insights@futurestudies.co.uk Web: www.futurestudies.co.uk centreforfuturestudies