Dubai Future Academy launches 10 foresight courses and training programmes
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Dubai Future Academy announces new courses, training programmes

Dubai Future Academy announces new courses, training programmes

Courses will empower more than 500 participants with crucial skills and tools for foresight and future design

Dubai Future Academy

Dubai Future Academy (DFAc), an initiative led by Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), will host 10 specialist courses and programmes in the coming four months.

The courses are part of a capacity-building drive targeting mid to senior management government employees, with top local and global experts, speakers, and future shapers participating. The courses will empower more than 500 participants with crucial skills and tools for foresight and future shaping.

The courses and workshops are a collaborative effort involving many governmental entities and global institutions. Those interested in becoming future literate, can register via DFF’s website.

Abdulaziz Al Jaziri

Abdulaziz Al Jaziri, deputy CEO at DFF, said: “Launching these diverse training courses aligns with DFAc’s commitment to spreading future-oriented knowledge.

The agenda introduces important global trends and opportunities, while enhancing participants’ forecasting capacities and professional skills, among them: strategic foresight, scenario planning, futures literacy, long-term thinking and anticipatory systems.

“DFAc offers a knowledge platform that attracts top local and global experts to share their profound expertise and experience in forecasting and shaping the future. DFAc’s efforts are rooted in its role in nurturing future skills across disciplines, which helps position Dubai as a global hub for fostering innovation, spreading knowledge, and shaping the future.”

The courses

Circular Economy

In September, DFAc delivered a three-day intensive course focused on the Future of the Circular Economy and Sustainability at the Office of the Future, the first building constructed using 3D printing technology. This course empowers participants with the skills to identify opportunities in the circular economy while exploring the prospects unlocked by sustainability practices in economic, social, and human development.

Future Foresight

Another course, titled “Mastering Strategic Foresight and Crafting Long-Term Success“, will be delivered in September in Arabic. This course will seek to enhance participants’ aptitude in employing strategic foresight and long-term futuristic thought.

Forecasting Change

A third training course is also scheduled for September, titled “Forecasting a Transformative Future,” that focuses on the importance of proactive thinking within individuals, societies, and institutions, as well as how to futureproof against change.

Strategic Foresight

In October, Dubai Future Academy will organise a four-day course titled “Strategic Foresight: Leadership in an Evolving World“, that will teach participants how to benefit from past experiences and knowledge, as well as how to refine decision-making processes and prepare for future shifts.

Implementing Strategies

In November,  a three-day course on “Future Skills and Future Knowledge“, combining practical learning methodologies with professional design expertise will equip its attendees with foundational and practical skills to implement foresight strategies more effectively and efficiently. It also delves into local and global transformations.

Conducting Future Studies

Another course will be hosted on November 13-14, which will be centered around acquainting participants with future thought and strategic transformation through advanced innovative practices for conducting future studies.

The Future of Innovation

A two-day course titled “Forecasting the Future of Innovation” will help participants grasp the emergence of new technologies, identifying future trends, and observing the impact of AI, with a special emphasis on Dubai.

Transformations and Challenges

In December, Dubai Future Academy will offer a training course for executives and senior management to highlight future transformations amid economic, social, technological, and environmental shifts. Throughout the course, participants will cooperate to explore innovative solutions that address a slew of impending challenges.

In addition to these training courses, Dubai Future Academy empowers national talents through the Dubai Future Experts Program.

The programme was introduced in December 2019 by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at DFF. It aims to upskill participants in forecasting and envisioning the future, in line with national objectives. The programme also builds capacities to formulate legislation and policies which address future demands and transformations.

Also read: Dubai Future Academy announces the launch of three digital courses

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