see beyond the horizons and into the future
We are the place for thought leadership and transformation that is foresight-focused.
Through research, training, consulting, and experiential learning, we equip leaders with the eyesight to deal with uncertainties, so they can either disrupt or transform their environments before facing disruption themselves.
We do this through leadership and foresight. Simplified, leadership is about finding direction and energizing action. Foresight is about developing a sense for the unknown and the unforeseeable. The best of the best employ both and become future-proof!
To change the way leaders and organizations know the future, solve problems, plan their futures, and sustain innovation.
Growing adaptable, innovative, future-oriented leaders who build futures that sustain their enterprises and their communities from generation to generation.
Our founders formed this institute for people of all journeys and organizations of all kinds. With a heart for people and organizations, the institute is here to help leaders close the leadership foresight deficit.
Our founders have led organizations, built human capital, observed organizations, and helped organizations deal with change in both the public and private sectors.
In all of those decades, working with leaders, building organizations, and doing research on the future requirements of organizations, cities, and communities, they noted a deficit in the development and efficacy of leaders.
This deficit, they noted, has strengthened unhealthy sub-cultures in organizations and deprived the people and organizations of achieving their true potential. This deficit has also created high employee turnovers, has built inflexible organizations, has wasted employee and leadership potential, and has pushed creativity out of organizations. It is simply a situation created by the deficit in leadership foresight.
Knowing this and seeing this, the founders formed this institute for people of all journeys and organizations of all kinds. With a heart for people and organizations, the institute is here to help leaders close the leadership foresight deficit, so they can navigate through uncertainties and/or create new futures for their organizations.
The Institute for Leadership and Strategic Foresight is here because we believe there can be a better future, where people and their organizations (government, corporations, businesses, non-profits, and communities) can grow adaptable, innovative, and future-oriented to create prosperity and well-being for all and not just a few.
WE ARE DIFFERENT
Many organizations can say they train leaders on the traditional leadership, change management, strategic planning, process improvement, etc. But just a handful of them (at best!) immerse in a curriculum that has leadership and strategy education with a futurist modeling perspective.
Many organizations can say they train leaders on leadership, change management, strategic planning, process improvement, etc. But just a handful of them (at best!) immerse in a curriculum that has leadership and strategy education with a futurist modeling perspective.
Why is that distinction important? Many of the just-mentioned traditional methodologies assume a linear time trajectory. Thus, leaders and organizations find their visions disrupted by the unexpected, unmotivated to plan for the future because “things will change.” Of course, they will! In the 21st century, one future is not enough.
The Institute’s programs are built at the intersection of innovative leadership and foresight practices. Foresight, among many things, is the ethic of leadership, providing the leader positioning power in the future because it takes leaders to the connections between causes and effects that debilitate or strengthen the trajectories of outcomes over time.
Our programs are built on this philosophy.
The advent of unexpected futures has proven tough to well-established organizations, governments, countries, and leaders. And to others, that advent has proven benevolent. Imagine how different your decisions would been as a leader or organization if you could have seen into the future.
The benefits of leadership education that is foresight-focused are clear.
Leaders and organizations…
- can set the winning conditions for strategic change while remaining adaptive during execution.
use predictive analysis to position their products and services to markets that will exist, even when they are not yet self-evident.
- will be able to demonstrate the use of foresight methodology in the exposition of global issues affecting their organization’s future.
- assess change in all of its components, to include its cultural dimensions while at the same time shaping this dimension to facilitate strategic transformation.
- will be capable of using foresight tools to innovate, anticipate uncertainties, lead, and create paths to their chosen futures.
Our courses are completely interactive, student-driven to enhance exploration and discovery. We believe that the best way to learn is through facilitated exploration. Therefore, our programs aim at engaging the students in all their senses through role-playing, project activities, storytelling, student-to-student teaching, and more.
Introduction to Strategic Foresight
Leaders not only need to understand management and innovation processes, but they have to become future smart. Being future smart is about scanning the environment to appreciate the advent of trends, and then being able to use that knowledge to shape the future. This workshop is an end-to-end overview of that process.
On the Leadership Journey: 30 Conversations about Leading Yourself & Others
Leaders learn to assess their leadership, inspire leadership in teams, build cross-functional teamwork, and understand the process of decision-making.
Innovation and Time Horizons
Many people think of time as one-dimensional. Given this thinking, leaders and organizations become ineffective at dealing with the future. Matter of fact, they come in shock when innovation disrupts their planning and business models. This workshop aims to increase leadership capacity to lead innovation and deal with disruption using a futuring framework.
Processes that lead to Futuring are not aim to cause predictions. In foresight, the process of Futuring is about identifying drivers of change, uncertainties, discontinuities, and creating alternate futures. Then, we can think and work, not just on vision but also on super visioning and design. This workshop introduces leaders to these processes, so they can understand change, prepare for it, and shape the futures they want to see.
Innovation, Culture, and Strategic Change
Innovations happen in organizations every day. The challenge for leaders is to build the environment that will help the silent innovator succeed. This workshop help leaders become champions of innovation and change. Leaders will be able to shape culture, remove obstacles, and nurture the growth of ideas so emergent innovations become institutionalized.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Address: 110 East Houston St., 7th Floor, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
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