|Developing Foresight Capability at Qatar University|
James L. Morrison, Facilitator
Qatar University, like all institutions of higher education in the Middle East and around the world, are being bombarded by tumultuous forces for change in the political, technological, social, economic, and environmental sectors, locally and globally. The impact of globalization, shifting demographics, increasing competition from traditional and emerging educational providers, the need for more educated workers, and new technologies will fundamentally modify the structure and function of colleges and universities in the coming decades. In order to plan effectively in this environment, institutional leaders must be able to anticipate the direction and implications of these forces. This requires foresight capability.
The objective of this workshop is to assist us to enhance the competency of institutional leaders to systematically factor the external environment into their planning activities. The expected outcomes are that workshop participants will gain experience in:
Participants are requested to review the following publications prior to this conference:
1. Mack, T. "An Interview with a Futurist." Futures Research Quarterly, 2003, 19 (1), 61-69.
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