University of Houston, Department of Futures Studies
Course Title: Strategic Planning
The study of the future consists of two main activities–forecasting (describing) likely and other plausible future conditions and influencing (changing) those conditions to be as close to our ideal as possible. This course focuses on the latter, influencing or changing the future. First, we understand the role of values in creating preferred futures. Then, we look at various approaches to envisioning preferred futures. Next, we explore how to create a plan to achieve that vision, and how change management can help facilitate the change.