Melbourne Business School Short Courses Futures Thinking and Strategy Development

Futures Thinking and Strategy Development

Learn to plan for future trends and develop the resilience and leadership skills to cope with uncertainty.

Develop the skills to identify opportunities and mitigate threats facing your organisation in the future.

Featuring futurist Dr Sohail Inayatullah, our Futures Thinking and Strategy Development course is designed for senior executives who want to better understand future trends and scenarios in order to make strategic decisions.

You will learn how to analyse and anticipate past and future trends, as well as building your resilience and ability to respond to any disruption to your goals.

Who Should Attend?

Executive strategists

Who are responsible for shaping, developing and implementing strategy within their organisation

C-suites and senior executives

Who want to better understand future trends and scenarios in order to make strategic decisions

Key Takeaways

Analyse trends and anticipate the future

  • Analyse past and future trends, including major disruptions to your business and business model
  • Better forecast your organisation’s future

Manage change and identify opportunities

  • Anticipate and manage change
  • Identify new opportunities

Increase strategic agility and adaptability

  • Respond to threats and opportunities quickly
  • Develop organisational resilience
  • Articulate organisational scenarios

Topics Covered

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Anticipating the future

Learn the tools and strategies you can use to identify future trends, problems and emerging issues
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Deepening the future

Gain a deeper understanding of the future of organisations and the impact of change across multiple perspectives
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Beyond scenario planning

Understand the pitfalls of traditional scenario planning and develop new ways of approaching future thinking
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Transforming the future

Build a toolkit to help you transform your organisation into the future thinking organisation you want to see

Key Facilitators 

Robert Burke


Robert is a former CEO with a deep appreciation of the challenges faced by senior leaders. His focus is challenging managers to think outside the known and consider alternative perspectives.

Sohail Inayatullah


Sohail is the UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies at the Islamic Science University of Malaysia and a visiting professor at Tamkang University's Graduate Institute of Futures Studies.

Upcoming Sessions

This is an non-residential program. The program fee covers tuition, learning materials and meals during the workshop.

As this program includes some evening activities and meals, we recommend participants stay either on-site at Melbourne Business School (based on availability) or we can recommend a variety of partnering hotels who can offer our guests special corporate rates. Please contact us for more information.

Applications typically close two weeks prior to commencement, however, to secure your place we encourage you to apply early. Applications received less than two weeks prior to commencement will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 will be required to confirm your booking.

Read our full terms and conditions and other frequently asked questions for more information.


22 - 25 Nov Carlton
4 days
$8,400 AUD

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