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: Quarterly meetings are being postponed for 2020. However, FFCOI is working on bringing the community together through webinars. RSVPs are required for each webinar. Thanks for your patience.


Next FFCOI **WEBINAR**

July 16, 2020 @1pm - 2:30pm (EST) RSVP

**RSVP by: 7/10 ** 



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FFCOI UPCOMING WEBINAR July 16, 2020: 

POC: FFCOI

Attention, attention - FFCOI is bringing the community webinars. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has changed the way we interact. The FFCOI council has been brainstorming ways to keep the community engaged beyond our quarterly meetings. We will host our first webinar in lieu of our July Quarterly meeting.

 

Join us July 16, 2020  at 1pm - 2:30pm (EST),as we have Joe DuFresne of Futures Strategy Group discuss his experience as manager of the Coast Guard’s foresight program, Project Evergreen; including lessons learned and best practices for institutionalizing the “long game” into the service. Please RSVP by NLT July 10th.


FEATURED WEBINARS:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many foresight practitioners, think tanks, and academics have moved to an online format.  The FFCOI leadership would like to highlight some of these events, if you have others you would like to share, please reach out.

 

Fast Futures – practical application of futures (various topics).

Middle East Institute – various Middle East topics (present & future)

Association of Professional Futurists – various foresight topics

Trendhunter – various innovation, foresight and trend topics

Gerd Leonhard – frontline futurist website

Toffler – COVID-19: What Now and What Next Blog Series

Futures Strategy Group – blog featuring various topics

Atlantic Council: Post COVID-19 Scenarios & analysis

 


COVID REPORTS 2020 

POC: Friedrich Hirler

For individuals tracking COVID-19 efforts, the team at Security and Sustainability has surveyed 36 online reports identifying six categories to include daily data reports, general overviews, re-opening, special perspectives, large group agendas, and pre-COVID-19 warnings. More reports will be forthcoming stay tuned for future updates.


BOOK: AFTER SHOCK  - 50 YEARS OF FUTURE SHOCK AND LOOK AHEAD TO THE NEXT 50:

POC: Maria Bothwell

Marking the 50-year anniversary of the Future Shock’s first publication, After Shock brings together the world’s foremost futurist and thought leaders in a compendium of diverse essays that spark imagination, rally important causes, and inspire solutions to the many challenges we face. The book is a collection of perspectives, conversations, and debates that cross a myriad of topics about what we are doing to create a better future for the world.


REPORT - IFTF: BUILDING A HEALTH COGNITIVE IMMUNE SYSTEM:

POC: Sean Ness

The Institute for the Future (IFTF) has released a new report on building a healthy cognitive immune system. In order to preserve democracy, IFTF wanted to know how to develop a new immune mechanism, a new immune system, suited to today’s realities. In this report, IFTF explores the need to upgrade our “cognitive immune systems” at individual and community levels.


MILLENNIUM PROJECT COVID-19 SCENARIOS:

POC: Jerome Glenn

Join the Millennium Project COVID Real-Time studies inputs to COVID Scenarios for the American Red Cross. This is an opportunity for FFCOI to contribute in building COVID scenarios --- note each scenario has individual deadlines. There are three remaining opportunities to participate: COVID Pandemic Impacts on the US Economy deadline 7/3; International medical/health impact on the US deadline 7/15; International Economic Impacts on the US deadline 7/22.


FREE "RESET YOUR MINDSET" WORK SESSIONS:

POC: Doug Maris

LBL Strategy team is making themselves available (at no cost) via three 1.5 hour online strategy sessions. Sessions will entail assessing immediate concerns and challenges; exploring plausible scenarios with a focus on implications of scenarios; and defining a 30-day action plan with objectives and key results!


PRESCIENT: STRATEGIC FORESIGHT TRAINING:

POC: Prescient Foresight Sandbox

Prescient has partnered for a 2nd year with Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes to bring a 3-day Foresight Sandbox course that combines strategic foresight training with hands-on planning. The course will take place August 3-5, 2020, in a virtual environment.