16-18 November, 2020 | Gold Coast, Australia
Futures Thinking And Strategy Transformation 2030 And Beyond
Learn tools and methods to explore, create and manage alternative futures.

Course aims 

The Course is intended to enhance your capacity to create alternative and preferred futures. Presenters will use case studies from foresight projects in government, corporate, and community sectors. Tools and methods from the discipline of Futures Studies will help you:

  • map the future.

  • understand disruptions and trends.

  • discuss and analyse which futures are more likely to result.

  • deepen the future through the use of narratives.

  • create scenarios to optimize goals, prepare for contingency, and imagine other worlds, and

  • transform self, the organisation, and strategy through visioning and backcasting.


Specifically, the Course will explore critical questions, such as:​

  • What are the implications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) - globally and locally? Is Corona 4.0 likely?

  • How will climate change impact city and national futures?

  • What are the futures of education - greater flexibility or ?

  • Conflict resolution futures - what to do when there are contrasting visions of the future in an organization? How do we change our selves to better align with the future we envision?

  • What are the futures of policing and security?


Participants will be provided with in-depth and extensive coverage of strategic foresight concepts, tools and methods, along with the application of these methods to the participants’ compelling issue or projects they may be thinking about or engaged in.


Presenters will work with participants to create their projects.


Reading material will be provided prior to the Course.


Who should attend this advanced three-day Course? Strategy leaders of government, industry and community sectors.

Course presenters

Professor Sohail Inayatullah is a world-leading futurist and political scientist; UNESCO Chair of Futures Studies; winner of the Laurel Award 2010 for all-time best futurist; professor at the Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan; adjunct professor in the Faculty of Arts and Business, the University of the Sunshine Coast; and associate with Melbourne Business School - Mt Eliza Executive Education, University of Melbourne. Professor Inayatullah has authored and edited 32 books and over 300 journal articles, book chapters, and reviews and worked with organisations and governments locally and globally on internal transformation to create their own alternative and desired futures.

Dr. Ivana Milojevic is a researcher, writer and educator with a trans-disciplinary professional background in sociology, education, gender, peace and futures studies. Since the early 1990s, she has delivered speeches and facilitated workshops for governmental institutions, international associations, and non-governmental organizations in Australia, Asia-Pacific, South Africa, and Europe. She was previously a professor at a number of universities (The University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia (Adjunct Professor, 2009-2015), University of Novi Sad, Serbia (Visiting Professor, 2008-ongoing) and Tamkang University, Taiwan (2015)). In 2016-2017 she led the foresight unit at the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies, Brunei Darussalam.

Dr. Peter Black is a Foresight practitioner and veterinary epidemiologist with extensive experience in addressing emerging infectious disease challenges. Peter has a specific interest in developing real-world solutions to complex and wicked problems. He is dedicated to bringing different disciplines together to make real change happen. Peter combines strategic foresight, One Health and Ecohealth approaches to address the following interconnected issues:

  • Transboundary animal diseases,

  • emerging infectious diseases and neglected zoonotic diseases

  • Climate change-related issues

  • Food systems (and the choices societies make).

Dr. Colin Russo has three decades of experience engaging stakeholders and clients of national, state and local governments. An award-winning futurist author, Colin writes using futures studies methods about topics including futures of cities, health, disabilities, security, technology and climate-change. Colin has facilitated futures workshops for City of Gold Coast's Our Bold Future 2037, and presented Futures Thinking Courses with Professor Inayatullah in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Dr. Russo also presented Futures Courses for the AFP, Brisbane Primary Health, National Disability Services (across Queensland), Uniting Care Queensland, Redland City Council, Bulloo Shire Council and the Queensland Government 2019 Leadership Series. He presented on water futures in Melbourne and futures of cities in Taiwan and USA.

Course brochure

The Futures Thinking and Strategy Transformation 2030 And Beyond Course brochure is now available upon request.


The Course will be conducted in a beachside hotel executive workshop room, Gold Coast, Australia.


This Course is offered by Professor Inayatullah, Dr. Milojevic, Dr. Black and Dr. Russo, 16-18 November, 2020.

The Course cost is $1400 per person.  Up to 30 participants can attend Futures Thinking and Strategy Transformation 2030, per Course. 

Don’t miss this next opportunity for leaders and staff to learn the tools and methods needed to adapt, innovate and transform.


Contact details

If you have any questions about the Course or about using the above application to, "Make payment using credit cards or Paypal", please contact Dr. Colin Russo, Managing Director, Engaging Futures.

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