Future Foresight

Nov 10, 2018
Nov 11, 2018

Overall Objective:

Develop in-depth political, social and economic knowledge of the country of assignment, and its decision-making process. Gather information and proactively develop sources to gain deep knowledge of the diplomatic environment in which he/she is working in.

Detailed Objectives:

  • Establish a comprehensive “map” of the diplomatic environment in which he/she is working in, along with taking a wide range of political, social and economic factors into account.
  • Put new information of the diplomatic landscape generally into the test, to support or refute existing arguments.
  • Share views on how decisions are made in his/her place of assignment with colleagues and team members.
  • Help new colleagues analyse information and develop perspectives.
  • Gather information (political, social and economic) in specialized fields in a quick, focused manner.
  • Analyse information from primary and secondary sources accurately to identify reliable sources.
  • Examine large amounts of information to identify what is politically significant and relevant, and applicable.
  • Provide insightful views in a clear and structured way to colleagues and officials.
  • Understand limits of his/her powers, when to take actions or escalate issues to superiors.
  • Learn the history of foresight studies and its synonym terminology.
  • Learn the systematic approach of future foresight.
  • Differentiate between future foresight and strategic planning.
  • Learn about future foresight at the government level.
  • Understand various methodologies of future foresight.
  • Develop his/her ability to understand the future through generally recognized theories.
  • Learn about various techniques and tools of future foresight.
  • Obtain training on scenario thinking methodology to foresee desired future (practical exercise).
  • Identify key requirements for building any future scenario.
  • Identify scenario thinking tools.
  • Employ body language, and verbal and non-verbal signs effectively.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and interest through his/her appearance and behaviour.
  • Encourage dialogue, negotiate with those with different views, and demonstrate highest levels of self-restraint in his/her reactions.
  • Tailor the style, language and content of any message according to audience.
  • Help others express their opinions and ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Acquire skills for employing appropriate methods and styles for in-depth understanding of weaknesses, strengths, values, emotions, objectives and desires of others.
  • Explore personal capabilities and those of others systematically and employ them for achieving and improving personal and institutional goals and performance.