The Federal Foresight Community of Interest (FFCOI) is a forum based on the discipline and application of foresight. It provides an opportunity for federal employees, think tanks, and industry to network, learn, analyze, develop, and communicate foresight methods and best practices to decision-makers and strategic planners. The FFCOI is a centralized connection point for agencies to share best practices, foster cross-agency support, and develop new and innovative ways to apply and improve the use of Strategic Foresight within the Federal Government. The FFCOI does not attempt to predict the future but seeks to understand the implications of various scenarios their agencies might reasonably face in a longer time frame.

Mission: FFCoI is an interagency group of foresight and strategy practitioners that provides expertise and information sharing in order to educate and enable better decision-making across the Federal Government.

Vision: FFCoI makes foresight an essential element of leadership to drive change in the US Government.

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Joint Meeting (July 31)


On July 31, FFCoI will hold a joint meeting with the Public Sector Foresight Network and the Association of Professional Futurists. The groups have been busy finalizing the agenda. Confirmed speakers include the Kedge Foundation; James Dator Director of the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies; and SOFWERX. RSVPs are required as the event will be held at the CENTRA venue in Virginia. Be sure to visit the FFCoI website, and RSVP by July 22, 2019.


POC: The Futures School

The Futures School (TFS) flagship offering, the Applied Foresight Accelerator, is a three –day, immersive, hands-on projects-based program that exists to democratize foresight across disciplines and domains. The curriculum, which showcases trademarked Natural Foresight approach has been delivered to hundreds of leaders in over 25 countries, and has been repeatedly hailed as one of the most exciting, thought-provoking, and actionable programs available. The next Applied Foresight Accelerator programs will be in Portland, OR October 21-23, 2019. Apply online or check out their website for more information.


POC: Denise Sughrue  and Robert Wagner

While the Toffler Associates don’t have a crystal ball, it is fair to bet that change is not slowing down and will impact how we work and live in 2040. This study begins to understand and then prepare our organizations and ourselves for these changes. For example, we are seeing an increasing pay to play scheme with digital channels requiring we relinquish our own data. There is a shift occurring away from traditional education models to more modular, just in time solutions. Income inequality is driving difference in life expectancy which will be further compounded as precision medicine becomes more pervasive. Additional reading on the study can be found on their website.