Futures Thinking and Strategy Development

We can’t predict the future, but we can anticipate it. With the help of international futurist Dr Sohail Inayatullah, you will plan for the future, learn from it and shape it into your preferred vision by analysing past and future trends to identify new opportunities and anticipate and manage change across your organisation.

You will examine how effective leaders learn from both the past and the future as it emerges in the present. You will gain meaningful models, problem-solving tools and strategic frameworks to anticipate the major trends, threats and opportunities facing your organisation and sector.

You will also develop organisational resilience and the ability to respond with agility and focus if – and when – the future disrupts your long-term goals.

"This program provided the lateral thinking skills that I was looking for. Having completed an MBA and a company director course, I wanted to develop my future-thinking, strategy-building tools to complement my business education to date. This experience was world-class, and I’d recommend it to everyone."

David Lewis
CEO | Les Mills Asia Pacific | Canberra, Australia

Who should attend?

  • Experienced CEOs and senior executives, seeking a process to link culture, strategy and leadership
  • Executives interested in learning from the past and the future as it emerges

Key benefits

  • Forecast your organisation’s future
  • Analyse past and future trends, including major disruptions to your business and its model
  • Identify new opportunities
  • Anticipate and manage change
  • Articulate organisational scenarios
  • Increase strategic agility and adaptability
  • Develop organisational resilience

Program journey

Your program journey is designed to ensure you emerge with new skills and behaviours, aligned with your learning goals.

Workshop preparation
  • Access to workshop materials and networking through our online-learning platform.


The following key themes are explored:

  • Anticipating the future
  • Deepening the future
  • Beyond scenario planning
  • Transforming the future.


  • Continued access to workshop materials, facilitators, thought leadership and networking through our online-learning platform.
Download brochure for detailed program information.


Dr Robert Burke
Program Director | Futures Thinking and Strategy Development.

Robert Burke Robert is an experienced businessman, specialising in organisational strategy. Through his senior management roles, he has a deep appreciation of the challenges faced by senior managers and leaders. His innovative methods create positive energy for reconsidering organisational purpose and examining how organisational leaders can create more dignified and sustainable outcomes for both their organisation and society as a whole. Read Robert’s full profile.

Professor Sohail Inayatullah
Co-facilitator| Futures Thinking and Strategy Development
Futurist at the Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University, and Melbourne Business School Executive Education Co-facilitator, Sohail has over 30 years’ experience as a forward thinker and is the first UNESCO Chair in Future Studies. He has helped leaders from Canada, Turkey, Thailand, Australia and elsewhere create the narrative they need to shape their future. Sohail provides the learning framework to consider alternatives and get the future right. Read Sohail’s full profile.

Dates and fees

Dates Duration Location Fees Availability Enrol
2-5 May 2016 4 days residential Mt Eliza Campus A$8,300 Full Register Interest
12-15 Sep 2016 4 days residential Mt Eliza Campus A$8,300 Open Apply Now

In this residential program, participants stay on campus and engage in workshop activities after hours. The program fee covers tuition, meals and accommodation during the workshop.