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Developing Strategic Foresight Capacity in the Public Sector

Sunday 9 September 2018

Have just returned from Manila where we were graciously hosted by the Development Academy of the Philippines, the central organisation developing opportunities and planning ideas for other Government agencies. Along with the DAP team we had representatives from Mongolia, Fiji, Indonesia and China all keen to add to their existing approaches to helping their countries take a more effective forward view

Working with Maree Conway from Thinking Futures we designed and delivered the program on behalf of the Asian Productivity Organisation, a twenty member Organsation founded in the early 1960s that supports the Asian region map each Country's economic and social development models. Their full write up of the program is found at this link with a snippet below

The initiative aimed to create a pool of experts who can serve as in-country trainers to increase organizational readiness for a future-ready public-sector.

With increasing complexity in public policy formulation and socioeconomic development agendas, it is critical to equip public-sector and corporate planners with the principles of strategic foresight and scenario planning. As part of its capacity-building series on strategic foresight, the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) along with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) conducted a workshop on Development of Frameworks for Foresight in Public-sector Organizations in Manila, 3–7 September 2018...


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Events

Developing Strategic Foresight Capacity in the Public Sector
Sunday 9 September 2018
Have just returned from Manila where we were graciously hosted by the Development Academy of the Philippines, the central organisation developing opportunities and planning ideas for other Government agencies. Along with the DAP team we had representatives from Mongolia, Fiji, Indonesia and China all keen to add to their existing approaches to helping their countries take a more effective forward view
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Why Donations Won't Fix the Plight of Australian Farmers
Saturday 18 August 2018
The immediate needs of farming families are obvious. Feed to keep stock alive, someway of holding onto their farms under the stand-over tactics of some banks, and Rain. Donations can fix the immediate short term to an extent but they cannot fix the long term trajectory. That requires difficult conversations and an acceptance of the reality.
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When it comes to decision making 'Bias' can be friend or foe
Sunday 20 May 2018
McKinsey's interview with Richard Thaler on 'debiasing the corporation' is a really good one. I've spent the best part of two decades trying to help organisations unpack their biases through the use of foresight. I recommend this article to you
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