Methods of prospective

Softwares Methods of prospective

Strategic Prospective Workshops

These workshops were developed in 1985 and have been applied hundreds of times.


Companies and Territories - "Guideline for strategic prospective workshops"


Michel Godet in collaboration with Nathalie Bassaler, Régine Monti and Saphia Richou National Conservatory for Arts and Industries -


This seminar allows participants to become familiar with basic concepts and tools of strategic prospective as well as strategic mobilisation of people.
All predictions are a form of imposture because future is not written and remain to be made. Future is not only the result of hazard or a consequence of social and technological determinism it is also the fruit of man and an organisation ’s will (companies and territories)
Everywhere “global vision is necessary for local action “. Each person , must be able to understand the meaning of his actions; Which means integrating them in the big picture.
Therefore , the mobilization of actors as well as the development of strategies are a common goal and cannot be reached separately; appropriation being the link between anticipation and action. Appropriation allows action to become efficient and successful .
The objective of these workshops is to enter the prospective spirit through a total immersion , all in order to serve strategic action. Strategic prospective workshops allow participants to identify and form into a hierarchy the main stakes of the future for companies and regions facing strategic and competitive challenges .
At the end of the seminar , participants are able to define their priorities and goals, draw up schedules , list methods in order to organise the follow- up to the workshops.

Practical cases are available in “Creating Futures, Scenario Planning as a Strategic Management Tool, by Michel GODET . Economica, 2006 as well as in LIPSOR’s Working Papers. Please, also refer to the Tool Box and to the Prospective softwares site.



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