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Foundations Agenda

Foundations Agenda


June 13 - 15, 2017

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Day 1


  • Participants understand Canada Beyond 150
  • Participants are introduced to Foresight and Design Thinking
  • Teams are formed, members get to know each other


8:00AM - 9:00AM


9:00AM - 9:30AM

Welcoming Remarks

9:30AM - 10:00AM

Keynote Speaker

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Memory Lane

Activity allowing participants to explore the massive amount of change they have already lived through

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Health Break

11:00AM - 11:30PM

Beyond 150 Process

Overview of project process, timeline, and expectations

11:30AM - 12:15PM

Communications, Security and Social Media

12:15PM - 1:00PM

Lunch (on site)

1:00PM - 2:30PM

Domain Map

Participants explore the intersection of the five themes

2:30PM - 3:00PM

Health Break

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Forming Teams

Helping team members better understand each other's strengths, weaknesses, and interests

Day 2


  • Participants are introduced to Foresight and Horizons recent research
  • Participants explore possible outcomes in order to create a mini-scenario
  • Participants explore their chosen theme with guest subject matter experts


9:00AM - 9:40AM

Introduction to Foresight

9:40AM - 10:30AM

Cascade Diagram

Groups explore plausible outcomes of drivers of change

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Health Break

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Systems Mapping

Exercise that helps explore complex topics

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch (on site)

1:00PM - 2:50PM

Future Vignette

Using content from the morning, teams explore possible future consequences

2:50PM - 3:20PM

Health Break

3:20PM - 5:00PM

Idea Café

Participants meet subject-matter experts relating to diversity and inclusion

Day 3


  • Participants choose between three different workshops (morning)
  • Participants establish how they will work online in order to meet their project deliverables


9:00AM - 12:00PM

Head, Heart & Hands

Concurrent workshops on cultural safety, mental health and gamification

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch (on site)

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Scanning Club

Introduction to foresight scanning

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Team Workflow

Teams organise their work agenda with enablers

3:00PM - 3:30PM

Health Break

3:30PM - 3:45PM

Closing Remarks