15-17 April, 2020 | Gold Coast, Australia
Futures Thinking and Strategy Transformation 2030
Three-Day Course
Learn tools and methods to explore, create and manage alternative futures for your organisation

Lead Presenter, Professor Sohail Inayatullah

Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

Course aims of Futures Thinking and Strategy Transformation 2030

The aim will be to engage audiences in activities, scenarios and discussions. The course focus is to enhance your ability and capacity to create alternative and preferred futures.

Professor Inayatullah and Dr Russo will work with participants of the course to build capability to anticipate major trends, challenges and opportunities facing organisations and explore critical questions:​

  • How will futures of ageing, digital futures, artificial intelligence, and economic change affect your organisation?

  • What are the futures of food and what will be the impacts of technology, our changing environment and growth?

  • How will the increasing rate of change impact how and what you do?

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 action learning projects. 

Who should go?

Stakeholders and staff of government, industry and community sectors  business leaders, policy makers, tech designers, economic development and community services and environmental leaders – all are welcome


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 Colin Russo has twenty-five years of experience with State and local government sectors. He is an award-winning futurist author. His PhD thesis “Engaging Futures: futures methods transforming governance”, and his most recent articles are In the Wake of Urbanisation: Applying futures thinking to shape rural futures, and The Future of Food: Who will be hungry?

Course Flyer

Course applicants should email colinrusso@engagingfutures.com for the Course flyer.













Course details and registration

This course is offered by Professor Inayatullah and Dr Russo, 15-17 April, 2020.


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


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

Comments from previous participants:

  • "My team and I found the three days a rewarding experience. We have walked away feeling excited about the future rather than puzzled and anxious. Thankyou Sohail and Colin for giving us the tools and methods to ensure our future is a garden not a desert" (Edwina M, CEO, Regional Council, Qld).

  • "The course was a fantastic opportunity to explore with a great group what is really possible when we put our collective constructive hat's on!" (Joe F, Director, Consultancy, Vic.).

  • "I really got a lot out of the course (new way of thinking and tools to get an outcome) and appreciated our discussion. Great content and great venue" (Brook K, Business Manager, Sunshine Coast Consultancy, Qld.).

  • "Thank you for putting on an enlightening, well run workshop at an awesome location and venue" (Wendy, Business Institute, NZ). 

Course Location

The course will be conducted in the City of Gold Coast, Australia.

Contact details

For course queries contact Dr Colin Russo, Managing Director, Engaging Futures 

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Engaging Futures:

Engaging Tomorrow Today

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