Foresight Seminars & Learning

Strategic Thinking for Leadership
Our most requested long-format seminar, this learning experience has been refined over two decades of delivery to management, governance, and high potential young leaders in manufacturing, agriculture, food processing, retailing, telecommunications, government, and elected officials. Bob has presented this experience in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. This seminar is customized to the particular situation for the client but typically includes:
  • 5 key strategic thinking skills
  • Extensive introductory practice in those skills using imaginative exercises
  • Case studies with the opportunity to compare skills to some of the most successful organizations in the world
  • Follow-up materials, resources, and ongoing reference
  • Application to the foresight and strategy challenges for the organization, industry, or key factors

How to Spot, Track and Profit from Trends
A detailed system for predicting the future, planning for its evolution and anticipating unexpected developments. Gives participants the tools to scan, focus and analyze what's ahead. Specific trends, predictions and scenarios are customized for each client. This learning experience is best delivered in an organizational setting. Often we’re asked to “install” foresight systems and this experience is a foundation course before we move into the implementation of processes and practices.

Vigilant Leadership: 5 Critical Skills You Need For Volatility and Uncertainty
The president of the Institute for Management Studies suggested that Bob develop this half to full-day seminar that helps organizational leaders unlock the potential of anticipation. The foundation of foresight, anticipatory habits, and implication analysis enables key players in organizations to take robust action for the future. This material has been shaped and tailored through delivery to hundreds of Fortune 500 managers. Among the segments:
  • Five best practices for looking into the future.
  • Why prediction fails but a different approach works perfectly in times of greatest uncertainty.
  • Six tools for busy executives to build anticipatory habits.
  • Futurist Bob Treadway’s “Executive Scanning System”.
  • Case studies and real-life examples of futurist approaches to contingency planning.
  • Practice and coaching in “contingency thinking” - an essential decision-making skill.
  • The best approach to fast, successful decision-making? Slow down. We’ll prove it.