Seminar "Foresight-Specialist"

Future skills are becoming a decisive competitive factor: Due to the current dynamic changes and increasing uncertainty in the economy, technology and society, the need for further training on topics such as "Foresight", "Technology and Innovation" and "Change Management" is growing considerably.

The seminar "Foresight-Specialist" provides you with the know-how you need to recognise trends, develop future scenarios, make future knowledge usable and initiate changes in three specialised modules and a project work. In four seminar days you will gain a deep understanding of the entire process of future modelling, innovation design and transformation realisation. The focus here is on case studies and exercises in which you concretise and apply the theoretical basics.

Interesting facts at a glance

What you get
  • You will understand the entire process of future modelling, innovation design and transformation realisation (modelling possible future developments, thinking ahead about the innovation as well as technological realisation, implementing the change or transformation)
  • You will learn the most important foresight methods and how to apply them using case studies
  • You will learn about current innovation models and what is important for the successful design of an innovation
  • You will learn the methods for technology assessment and maturity classification
  • You will develop a basic understanding of the management of change processes with regard to operational and social design fields
Seminar modules
  • Foresight Methods: Trend analysis, scenario technique, future labs, business wargaming, science fiction
  • Technology & Innovation Models: Innovation models, innovation process, technology intelligence, technology assessment
  • Change & Transformation Management: Design of transformation processes in medium-sized companies, success factors of change management, social transformation process design
  • Foresight Project: Modelling scenarios, developing and evaluating options for action, transferring scenarios into consistent corporate planning, agile project management

The focus here is on case studies and exercises in which the participants concretise and apply the theoretical principles.

Target group

The seminar "Foresight-Specialist" is aimed at

  •  specialists and executives, staff functions, project leaders in industry and public administration who need foresight competencies in the context of their current work
  •  scientists and academics who would like to use foresight methods in the context of their research activities
  •  students who would like to build up an additional foresight focus in addition to their subject-oriented main course of study
  •  people with an interest in future topics and a desire for further education independent of their specific professional activity
Job profiles

Graduates are primarily prepared for specialist and management tasks in the following areas:

  • project management
  • product and technology management
  • risk management
  • R&D
  • marketing
  • creativity and innovation management
  • business development/development of future-oriented business models

The following sectors are in the focus of the graduates' future fields of activity:

  • industry
  • services
  • consulting
  • education
  • cities and communities
Admission requirements

There are no admission requirements.

The capacity is 20 participants from industry and practice (no previous academic training necessary).

Teaching language

German or English (according to the wishes/requirements of the participants)

ECTS

2 ECTS (60 hours workload incl. group work)

Please note: ECTS can only be awarded if the optional certificate examination for "Foresight-Specialist" (university certificate THI, separate date and additional fees) is taken.

The standard qualification is a certificate of attendance.

Seminar fees

1,700 EUR per person

Please note: An additional fee of 350 EUR is payable for taking the optional certificate examination to become a "Foresight Specialist".

Seminar dates

Day 1 (Friday, 21 April 2023)

  • Morning: Video-on-demand as preparation
  • 2.00 p.m. until 5.20 p.m: Classroom lecture

Day 2 (Saturday, 22 April 2023)

  • 09.55 a.m. until 5.20 p.m: Classroom lecture

Day 3 (Friday, 28 April 2023)

  • Morning: Video-on-demand as preparation
  • 2.00 p.m. until 5.20 p.m: Classroom lecture

Day 4 (Saturday, 29 April 2023)

  • 09.55 a.m. until 5.20 p.m: Classroom lecture
Location

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt / Institut für Akademische Weiterbildung (supplemented by digital offerings)

Registration

Please register bindingly via this registration form by 31 March 2023.

Seminar director Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Schönmann

Lecturers

Prof. Dr. Jan Oliver Schwarz
Strategic Foresight and Trend Analysis
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefanie Wrobel
Business Development and Transformation Management
Prof. Dr. Laura Bechthold
Technology Assessment and Cultural Management
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Schönmann
Technology Design and Application

Start in April 2023

Registration deadline 31 March 2023

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Seminar director

Programme director and Academic advisor Global Foresight and Technology Management (Master)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Schönmann
Phone: +49 841 9348-3509
Room: A238
E-Mail:

Your contact person

Bettina Schnabel-Strehl
Phone: +49 841 9348-1471
Room: I102
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