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.


QUARTERLY MEETING DATES: Save the date for the 2020 Quarterly Meetings- RSVPs are required for each meeting. Thanks for your patience. - July 23, 2020 - October 22, 2020


Next FFCOI Quarterly Meeting

April 30, 2020 RSVP

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SURVEY ARMY MAD SCIENTIST: GLOBAL PERSECTIVE IN THE OPERATION ENVIRONMENT

POC: Matthew Santaspirt

On As part of the Mad Scientist  - Global Perspective in the Operation Environment conference the Army is requesting assistance in contributing to this effort. If you have time, please take this short survey, which will help flesh out, from a US Army R&D perspective. Results will be incorporated into the event being held January 29, 2020.


VIRTUAL ARMY MAD SCIENTIST CONFERENCE: GLOBAL PERSECTIVE IN THE OPERATION ENVIRONMENT - JANUARY 29, 2020

POC: Matthew Santaspirt

On January 29, 2020, the Army Mad Scienties initiative (a TRADOC G2/AFC-FCC team) will be conducting their Global Perspective conference in Ft. Eustis, VA. The event will compare and contrast the US views of the OE with our international partners.  If you would like to participate in the conference next week you can live-stream starting at 8:30am EST.


TOFFLER FUTURES TRAINING BREAKFAST:

POC: Toffler Associates

Want to learn how 2030 influences your 2020 planning? Join Toffler Associates for a complimentary foundational future and foresight training. Event will take place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 8-10am. Attendees will walk away understanding - what is foresight's roles in strategic planning, how a structured process can help identify potential opportunities and risks, as well as how to apply futures principles to today's planning. Be sure to RSVP by 1/28.

 


WORKFORCE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE:

POC: OPM Core Team

Are you interested in being on the cutting edge of change? If so, you are invited to join Workforce Planners, Strategic Planners, Program Managers, and Human Capital Practitioners in becoming a member of the Workforce of the Future Community of Practice (WoF CoP) sponsored by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. If you would like to be considered as a member of the WoF CoP or if you would like to speak with a member, please reach out to the Core Team for more information. When emailing the Core Team please include “WoF CoP” in the subject line and a member will respond as soon as possible.


IFTF FORESIGHT TRAINING IN WASHINGTON DC:

POC: Neela Lazkani

The Institute for the Future (IFTF) is hosting a 3-day Foresight Training event in Washington, D.C. at the World Bank March 24-26, 2020. The Foresight Training is a nut-and-bolts immersion in futures methodologies and tools. It is designed to help individuals and organizations grow their skills in the art and science of foresight – and join a vibrant network of practitioners who can advance futures thinking in all topics around the globe. Over the course of the intimate 3-day training, you’ll practice creating your own forecasts, learn how to structure and facilitate strategic futures conversations, and leave with your own “Future of X” project plan. Be sure to secure your seats.


PRESCIENT: STRATEGIC FORESIGHT TRAINING:

POC: Prescient Foresight Sandbox

The Foresight Sandbox is a multi-day, in-person learning experience where participants learn the tools of strategic foresight and use the tools right away to prototype and stress test an emerging technology strategy for their organization or firm. Training takes place June 15-16, 2020, in Washington DC. Be sure to register soon.

 


FUTURE PROJECTIONS FOR THE MIDDLE EAST: GAME CHANGERS 2030 AND BEYOND CONFERENCE:

POC: Doug Maris

The Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System Certification Program, offered in conjunction with The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (GW-CEPL) is an intensive, hands-on Continuing Professional Education Program designed for professionals who are looking to build their skill sets in the management of strategy formulation, implementation, and evaluation. The program is available in three options: boot camp, live online, and self-paced online.