Strategic Foresight (7)
- Collection Created:
- June 16, 2014
Basic information on strategic foresight at FEMA
Strategic foresight is a collaborative effort of the emergency management community facilitated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Strategic foresight was launched so the emergency management community can seek to understand how the world is changing, and how those changes may affect the future of emergency management. Participants in strategic foresight have identified nine drivers that are likely to affect the field of emergency management significantly over the next 15 years. These drivers should be considered as the emergency management community makes long-term plans and decisions.
This document builds on the foundation of last year's capstone Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI) report. In the Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030 report, SFI established a framework for foresight: deepening our understanding of the forces driving change in emergency management and delivering insights into the capabilities, tools, and partnerships needed for success in the future.
With Towards More Resilient Futures, we take another step forward as we seek to apply our collective foresight toward more resilient futures. This step moves beyond the analytical world of process and "theory" toward the real world of practice. And this focus on practical applications is the cornerstone of this document.
This learning aid accompanies the SFI video “Thinking Seriously about the Future to Enhance Disaster Resilience” to help stimulate discussion around future emergency management challenges.
Interviews with two members of our foresight community about how they have applied strategic foresight insights and methods in their work in North Dakota and Baltimore
This guide assists organizations in planning and implementing a one to two hour strategic foresight discussion, drawing on the essence of scenario planning techniques without the need to utilize specialized concepts or develop new materials.
This guide assists organizations in preparing for and conducting a two-hour foresight workshop utilizing scenario planning techniques. This type of a workshop can involve a small team or a larger group of decision makers or stakeholders depending on the organization’s interest in foresight and strategic planning.