Course Summary
-- a university of arizona course on methods and approaches for studying the future

This is a collection of the key observations from the course. It can be thought of as the "course at a glance". Pick the areas you would like to review. As you move through these choices, you will find even more choices, so depending on what you are looking for, this review could take you a little time.

Futures Overview
A listing of short or long comments on what futures is all about.
Futures Shortcourse
A way of reviewing the course highlights in a few pages (aboug 20-40 if all are printed).
Roadmap for studying the future
This is a quick lesson in studying the future. Take it with you when you have to give a speech on the subject.
Transformation Map - Making Change Happen
A graphic that gives an in-depth futures study in a one page summary, using a major transformation even as the template. More in-depth information is available by selecting various boxes. The map is explained in the 'big picture' page.
The Change Codes - How to make change happen
Prepared by Joe Flower in San Francisco. There is a lot of information here on change, but the 29 codes are useful as brief reminders about how you need to approach projects that involve substantial change in the way things are done.
My Own Views
Includes paradigm shifts, hints, observations, and what I have learned about futures studies over the years.
Glossary of Terms
Common futures terms defined.

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Prepared by Roger L. Caldwell