Appendix 2. Leaders - Exemplary Foresight Practitioners and Organizations

Foresight Education – Universities and Organizations 

These organizations, nonprofit and for profit, are leading places to get primary foresight education, as defined by this Guide and by ASF. Each offers some kind of certification of student learning, with varying levels of rigor. Many of the large nonprofit universities, though they offer the most prestige, are doing a poorer job of teaching exponential foresight than the smaller for-profits, like Singularity University.

Organizational foresight leaders and previous leaders (“prev.”) at each are listed below in bold, where known. Check LinkedIn Advanced Search, using org name and relevant foresight terms (strategy, foresight, forecasting, design, innovation, scenarios, etc.), org site search, (site:domainname searchstring) and general Google search to find current and past foresight leaders at each org. Use multiple negatives to eliminate urls or terms you don’t want, and use quotes to get exact phrases, like “strategic foresight” and “future of”.

Institution Foresight Leaders; Program Description Region (HQ)
FullTime Grad Programs (MS,PhD)
Aarhus U Rene Rohrbeck; PhD in Organizational Foresight 3 (Aarhus, Denmark)
Arizona State U Erik Fisher; MS,PhD in Human & Social Dimensions of Science & Tech 1 (Tempe, AZ)
CNAM Michel Godet; MS,PhD in Strategic Foresight (Prospective) 3 (Paris, France)
Corvinus U Erzebet Novaky; MS,PhD Mgmt, Specialization in Foresight 3 (Budapest, Hungary)
European Business School Heiko von der Gracht; MS,MBA,PhD in Corporate Foresight 3 (Wiesbaden, DE)
External University of Colombia Francisco Mojica; MS in Strategic Thinking & Foresight (BA) 1 (Bogota, Colombia)
Fo Guang U Shing-Ko Liang; MA in Futures Studies (Sociology) 9 (Ilan, Taiwan)
Free U of Berlin Gerhard de Haan; MA in Futures Studies (Interdisciplinary) 3 (Berlin, DE)
Imam Khomeini U Mohammad Rahim Eivazi; PhD in Futurology (Humanities) 4 (Qazvin, Iran)
Leonardo Da Vinci Online U Maximum Sargiacomo; MS in Scenarios for Innovation Mgmt 3 (Chieti, Italy)
Monterrey Inst of Tech Leonel Guerra Casonova; MS in Strategic Foresight (Policy) 1 (Monterrey, Mexico)
Ontario College of Art and Design Lenore Richards; MDes in Strategic Foresight & Innovation 1 (Toronto, Canada)
Regent U Virginia Richardson; DSL w/ Specialty in Strategic Foresight 1 (Virginia Beach, VA)
Swinburne U of Tech Peter Hayward; MS,PhD in Strategic Foresight (Bus. Admin) 10 (Hawthorne, Austrl)
Tamkang U Kuo-Hua Chan; MA,PhD in Futures Studies (Education) 9 (Taipei, Taiwan)
U of Hawaii Deb Halbert; MA,PhD in Alternative Futures (Poli Sci) 1 (Manoa, HI)
U of Houston Andy Hines; MT in Studies of the Future (Technology) 1 (Houston, TX)
U of Kerala Manoj Changat; MP,PhD in Futures Studies (Sci & Tech) 8 (Kerala, India)
U of Lisbon Antonio Alvarenga; MS in Foresight, Strat. & Innovation (Bus) 3 (Lisbon, Portugal)
U of Malta, U Potsdam, U Turku Sandra Dingli; MSc in Strat. Innovation & Future Creation 3 (Europe & Online)
U of Stellenbosch Andre Roux; MP in Futures Studies (Econ & Mgmt) 5 (Stellenbosch, S.Afr)
U of Tehran Mehdi Mohammadi; PhD Futures Studies (New Sci & Tech) 4 (Tehran, Iran)
U of Turku FFRC Juha Kaskinen, Markku Wilenius; MS Futures Studies 3 (Turku, Finland)
Foresight Certificate Programs
Azerbaijan Foresight Cert Prog Jerome Glenn; Two-semester online program. 4 (Azerbjn & Online)
European Business School Rene Rohrbeck. Five-day corporate foresight program. 3 (OestrichWinkel, DE)
Intnatl Certified Future Strategist Ulf Boman & 4 Foresight Consultancies; In Development 3 (Europe & Online)
International Foresight Academy Five-day program of CSSM (Brazil), UNESCO, and UNIDO. 2 (Brasilia, Brazil)
School of International Futures Alun Rhydderech, Cat Tully; Five-day program. 3 (Wilton Park, UK)
Singularity University Exec Educ Rob Nail; Vivek Wadhwa, 4-Day, 7-Day, & 10 Week Progs 1 (Mountain View, CA)
Swinburne U of Tech Exec Educ Peter Hayward, Rowena Morrow; Two-day program. 10 (Hawthorne, Austrl)
U Houston Cert in Strat Foresight Andy Hines, Peter Bishop; Five-day program. 1 (Houston, TX)
U Manchester Foresight Certificate Rafael Popper. Five-day program, run by MioIR. 3 (Manchester, UK)
U Oxford Scenarios Programme Rafael Ramirez, Angela Wilkinson; Five-day program. 3 (Oxford, UK)
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