The Practical Certificate in Foresight Analysis and Planning for International and Public Affairs Management

NPSIA-PT&D is pleased to announce our next offering of this unique, 2-day workshop in forecasting and Knowledge Management.  Foresight Analysis is used increasingly to inform Public Policy, guide Economic and National Security Intelligence efforts, road-map Strategic Planning initiatives and manage Global Risk.

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

  • Date: October 27 & 28, 2016
  • Training Location: NPSIA Board Room 5th Floor River Building
  • Parking: available on campus
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4 PM, daily
  • Program Fee: $700.00 + HST until October 1, 2016.  Thereafter $ 800.00 + HST
    Carleton, NPSIA, NPSIA-PT&D Alumni and Ottawa Diplomatic Association members: $ 600.00 + HST

Learning objectives of the workshop:

    • introduction to Foresight literacy and vocabulary in policy development
    • introduction and practice in Foresight tools and methods for analysis and planning
    • Strengthen strategy formulation in relation to threats, opportunities and risk
    • Better communication for advocating change
    • Better communication for innovation and creative problem solving
    • Making the case for investments in R&D



Jack Smith

Jack Smith has had over 30 years of experience of federal government policy, technology and innovation program development.  He founded the Office of Technology Foresight at the National Research Council in 2002; directed Science &Technology Foresight in the Privy Council Office from 2004 to 2006 and has led foresight projects in S&T domains such as: bio-systemics; nano–bio–info convergence; and future fuels for APEC economies.  He is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and an Adjunct Professor of Technology and Strategy at the IBM Center for Business Analytics at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. He is also connected to foresight organizations in Europe, Asia, the US, Russia and Brazil as a foresight advisor and practitioner.

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 advisor 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. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Initiatives Project and ProteusCanada, an ex-Board member of Canadian Pugwash and Senior Advisor for Foresight, Associate Executive Director of Foresight Canada, head of the Leadership and Management community of and the Chair of the Canadian Node of the Millennium Project.