The Professional Certificate in Resilience Foresight

NPSIA-PT&D is pleased to offer this NEW 3-day workshop in applied Foresight methods focused on global aspects of Resilience, namely, the ability of individuals, groups, societies and States to prepare for, respond to and recover from global level threats and shocks to their well-being and survival.

Registration: registration for this workshop is now open.  Please download the registration form here.

  • NEW Date: February 22-24, 2017  
  • Location: Room 3112 River Building, Carleton University
  • Parking: available
  • Time: 9 AM – 4 PM daily
  • Fee: $1,200.00 + HST until January 27, 2017.  $ 1,600.00 + HST thereafter.  Note:  NPSIA, NPSIA-PT&D alumni and Ottawa Diplomatic Association members: $ 1,000 + HST

Derived from our popular Practical Certificate in Foresight Analysis and Planning workshop, participants in Resilience Foresight will engage in a series of games and exercises that demonstrate how Foresight methods can be applied in a management context and directly inform the public policy process.

What you will learn:

  • the competencies necessary for Foresight practice
  • to communicate complexity of relationships and consequences of public policy in a multilateral, technology-driven environment to decision-makers
  • to undertake a future-skills inventory
  • to analyze and assess individual and institutional tolerances to global shocks including natural disasters, man-made accidents, malicious and unintended consequences of political-economic decisions and policies, terrorism and future war.
  • story-telling and scenario-building for emerging and future challenges


Featured facilitator:  
David Harries

Educated as a nuclear engineer David Harries has worked in the public and private sectors as a senior military officer, as a consultant in personal and corporate security, and as a senior adviser and professor in heavy engineering, humanitarian aid, post-conflict/post-disaster response and recovery, executive development and university education. His current focus is on research, curriculum development, teaching and facilitation of strategic foresight related to security and resilience. He is Chair of Canadian Pugwash and head of its Foresight Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Initiatives Project and ProteusCanada, Associate Executive Director of Foresight Canada, head of the Leadership and Management community of IdeaConnector.net and from 2002 to 2012 was Chair, Canadian Node of the Millennium Project.