Foresight Seminar (5 Days) - University of Houston
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Foresight Seminar (5 Days) Houston, Texas, USA

Upcoming Seminar Dates

  • Jan 20-24, 2020
    • Registration deadline is January 10th. Space is limited to 30 students.
    • Discounted rooms available at UH Hilton.
  • Apr 27-May 1, 2020
    • Registration deadline is April 17th. Space is limited to 30 students.
    • Discounted rooms available at UH Hilton.


  • University of Houston (unless otherwise indicated)


Hilton University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, Texas 77004

  • Discounted rooms available for August 2019 Conference Block at UH Hilton. Rooms must be booked by July 19th to receive the special room rate.
  • Discounted rooms available for January 2020 Conference Block at UH Hilton. Rooms must be booked by December 19th to receive the special room rate.

  • Discounted rooms available for April 2020 Conference Block at UH Hilton. Rooms must be booked by March 27th to receive the special room rate.

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$3,000.00 (Seminar includes continental breakfast/coffee, lunch and afternoon refreshments)


Register online for upcoming seminars and pay $3,000/person registration fee via credit card. If you need to pay via Check or Electronic Funds Transfer, contact for registration instructions

Seating is limited and seats will not be reserved until payment is received. Payment must be received no later than three(3) days prior to the start of the seminar to be counted for the intended seminar. Unpaid registrants may be moved to the waiting list for the next seminar, if seating in the intended seminar is full prior to the deadline (see Upcoming Seminar Dates for registration deadline information).

For questions about registration, payments or any other seminar details, please contact

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Content Outline

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30am - 10:00am
Introduction Orientation Alternative Perspectives Scenario Development Implications Analysis

Personal Strategic Planning & Foresight Maturity Model

10:15am - 12:00pm
Systems Thinking Framing & Scanning Scenario Development Issue-Based Planning Framework Foresight Review & Example
1:30pm - 3:15pm
Change Framework Forecasting Forecasting Project Work Foresight Audit Vision & Leadership Forecasting Project Work
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Social Change Baseline Analysis Forecasting Project Work Goal-Based Planning Forecasting Project Work



What are some of the organizations that have attended the seminar in the past?

AARP, Abu Dhabi Police, Aveda, Carnegie Mellon, Center for Disease Control, Cincinnati Opera, Coca Cola, Department of Homeland Security, Directorate of National Intelligence, Disney, Ford, Hershey, Marine Corps, NATO, National Security Secretariat Singapore Natural Resources Canada, Philips, Target, Toyota, Treasury of New Zealand, United Auto Workers, World Bank.


What are the details around the certificate program?

The seminar is a 5-day intensive workshop in Framework Foresight, along with other related areas such as System Thinking, Social Change (theory), Alternative Perspectives (alternate techniques), and Leadership. The areas covered are an overview of what we teach in our first four classes for the Foresight Master’s degree. Participants receive a professional certificate, and can also get four (4) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the University of Houston. Students can also obtain a separate Certificate of Achievement by completing a foresight project after the seminar, which counts as a qualifying credential for membership in the APF (Assn of Professional Futurists).


How long has the program been in existence?

We have been running the certificate program since 2009 with more than 600 participants completing it.


What is the minimum number of participants required?

We need to have at least 10 participants per session.


When will you post new dates?

We usually post new dates as soon as we have confirmed the reservation of the location. If you would like to be notified please email


Do you offer any kind of financial assistance?

Unfortunately, we do not offer any kind of special discounts or financial assistance at the moment.


What is your cancellation and refund policy?

Cancellations: We reserve the right, when necessary, to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If we must cancel your class, you may request a full refund or transfer to a later session within that calendar year. We will notify you at least 48 hours in advance if we must cancel a class.

Refunds: If you want to cancel your registration for a class seven days or more prior to the start of class, you will receive a 100 percent refund. If you want to cancel your registration six days or less prior to the start of class, you will receive an 80 percent refund. Once a class begins, no refunds or transfers will be given.

Full refunds may be granted after start of class on a case by case basis due to special circumstances such as sudden illness, inability to travel due to weather or transportation shutdowns, or other factors. Each special cancellation or refund request will be reviewed by both the seminar coordinator & the head of the Foresight program to make a determination.