PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Jennifer's most recent programs tackle the Grand Global Futures Challenges and Alternatives. 

These are now available for commercial licensing by institutions, corporations or government. Additionally, bespoke programs can be developed to meet your organization's special requirements.  

Here are some examples of Jennifer's experience and versatility:

In 2003, Professor Richard Slaughter, inaugural Professor, Australian Foresight Institute, Swinburne University, commissioned Jennifer to design, develop and deliver an online Graduate Certificate program as the first year of an MSc in Strategic Foresight. This was delivered online from 2004 to 2006. 

In 2014, she was invited by a scientific think tank and consultancy in Tehran, Iran, to develop an Executive Education level program for post-graduates to deliver “An Introduction to the Art and Science of Futures Studies.” The significant cultural and political challenges were overcome, in particular the US economic sanctions against Iran. The nine-week course consisted of 36 hours of lessons each resourced with a full PowerPoint presentation, readings, structured questions and videos. The course was initially delivered by an Iranian futures consultant and scholar, trained by Jennifer, and its runaway success ensured that it has been delivered several times since. 

During 2019-21 Jennifer developed online programs aimed at professional audiences, based on her research on the Grand Global Futures Challenges and Alternatives detailed in her book “The Future: A Very Short Introduction.” The program comprises three comprehensive online courses totalling 36 separate lessons:

1.     Global Futures of Environmental Systems, 

2.     Global Futures of Socio-Cultural Systems 

3.     Global Futures of Geo-Political Systems. 

Each course includes 12 lessons. The paradox modality is used to develop critical and integrated thinking, with 50% of the lessons demonstrating the challenges and 50% introducing the counter-trends and emerging innovative solutions. 

Each lesson comprises videos and readings, and each can be fully completed online.

To explore your organisation's needs and discover highly innovative interventions, email today for an appointment to discuss: jennifer(at)jennifergidley.com