Overview

In alignment to the Government's efforts in enhancing the concept of future foresight in various vital sectors, the General Directorates of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs seeks to consolidate the concepts of Future Foresight by building the capabilities of individuals and developing them to ensure their preparation for the future vision construct.

Within this framework, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs in Dubai has taken the opportunity to activate the professional and academic educational aspect in cooperation with the American University in the Emirates to launch the Program of Applied Graduate Diploma in Future Foresight which aims to:

- Enhancing the knowledge and skills of the future foresight within employees of governmental, semi-governmental and private sectors, through addressing the scientific concept of this term and its various methodologies.

- Decide on a range of tools and techniques that contribute to the future foresight process.

- Building a generation that is conscious, visionary, and able to manage the future based on the scientific foundations.

- Supporting radical innovation in various vital sectors, which will contribute to creating new opportunities.

Program Courses

Course One

Identifying the Strategic Foresight

Course Description

The course provides an overview of the field of strategic foresight. It explains the historic foundations by following the key actors in the history of foresight and highlights the main concepts and "theories" of futures studies.

 

 

  

 

Course Two

Scenario Development & Dialogue

Course Description

This course covers the theory and practice of scenario planning. The history and philosophy of scenarios will be discussed. The unit will address the role of scenarios in terms of reframing, working with uncertainty, identifying new perspectives on the future which may hold new solution spaces, and the scenario dialogue as a way of creating a common language, seeing new strategic options and rehearsing potential future events. The unit also pays attention to the scenario dialogue, which is aimed at generating strategic options for decision making under uncertainty. Techniques to support this process will be reviewed and practiced. This includes wind tunneling and back casting. Case studies will be presented to discuss these and other functions of scenarios. Also, challenges in working with scenarios as a tool for supporting strategy will be discussed. This course will have a practical focus, aimed at creating a set of scenarios and conducting strategic dialogue meetings.

Course Three

Scenario Scanning, Ecpert Opinions & Delphi Studies

Course Description

his course covers the process of creating a horizon or environmental scan, which can be a stand-alone study or part of a larger foresight project. It addresses several techniques for observation in general, and for spotting drivers of change, weak signals and even identify potential black swans and wild cards. It offers various frameworks for structuring, analyzing and interpreting scans. The unit will look into different methods and activities to design and produce a comprehensive horizon scan. The unit will address how to use expert opinions, Delphi studies, panel meetings and town hall co-creation sessions. From the history of these methods to current practices, this course will explain the different techniques of generating insights from consulting people in the field. It will break down and look into the process of formulating sets of questions in subsequent stages of the project. It addresses the role of the project leader in its communication with the experts involved. The unit will address methodological issues such as the meaning of consensus and outlier opinions, both in group meetings and in sets of individual consultations.

Course Four

Project Design: Six Steps of Future

Course Description

his course covers the process of creating a horizon or environmental scan, which can be a stand-alone study or part of a larger foresight project. It addresses several techniques for observation in general, and for spotting drivers of change, weak signals and even identify potential black swans and wild cards. It offers various frameworks for structuring, analyzing and interpreting scans. The unit will look into different methods and activities to design and produce a comprehensive horizon scan. The unit will address how to use expert opinions, Delphi studies, panel meetings and town hall co-creation sessions. From the history of these methods to current practices, this course will explain the different techniques of generating insights from consulting people in the field. It will break down and look into the process of formulating sets of questions in subsequent stages of the project. It addresses the role of the project leader in its communication with the experts involved. The unit will address methodological issues such as the meaning of consensus and outlier opinions, both in group meetings and in sets of individual consultations.

Who Should Attend

Government Entities

Employees willing to develop strong foundation and to expose themselves to diverse experience in field of Future Foresight.

Semi Government

Employees from different levels, aim to gain new competency of designing future studies in various critical fields.

Private Organizations

Managers, consultants, and specialists willing to enhance their skills with the recent development in field of Future Foresight.

Individuals

Students, Alumni, Entrepreneurs and business owners that wish to build their Future Foresight competency and establish specialists network within the region.

FEES

  • Government
  • AED5,000
    per Course
  • Semi Government
  • AED6,000
    per Course
  • Private Sector
  • AED8,000
    per Course
  • Government (for 7 and more)
  • AED4,000
    per Course
  • Semi Government (for 7 and more)
  • AED5,000
    per Course
  • Private Sector (for 7 and more)
  • AED7,000
    per Course

SCHEDULE

WEEKDAYS

  • SUNDAY

    4:00PM – 6:30PM
  • TUESDAY

    4:00PM – 6:30PM
  • WEDNESDAY

    4:00PM – 7:00PM

WEEKEND

  • FRIDAY

    8:00AM – 12:OOPM
  • SATURDAY

    8:00AM – 12:OOPM

 

Program Requirements

  • Original copy of the Bachelor Degree Certificate, attested by the UAE Ministry of Education; (applicants holding a baccalaureate degree from outside the United Arab Emirates should submit an equivalency letter from the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research)
  • Original Copy of the Academic Transcript, the Minimum CGPA required for program admission is 2.80* out of 4.00 (* Applicants with a CGPA (2.00 to 2.79) need to submit their academic record and meet with the concerned program director).
  • Attend and pass admissions interview with the Program Representative.
  • Valid passport copy
  • Valid copy of UAE residency Visa
  • Valid copy of UAE ID card
  • Four photos with white background

CONTACT US

Ms.Safa Shbib

Contact Person,
For further information, enquiries, comments or suggestions, please contact

Tel: +971 (0) 4 4499 000
Mob: +971  58 803 5966
Email:  safa.shbib@aue.ae

Ms. Maryam Al Saabri

Contact Person,
For further information, enquiries, comments or suggestions, please contact

Tel: +971 (0) 4 707 4470
Email: malsaabri@dnrd.ae

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