What will South Africa look like in 15 years time? How will we overcome the current crises in education, employment, water and electricity? What impact will technology have on our economy and the way we work?

Traditional strategic planning methods are ill suited to deal with the uncertainties and rapid change of today. A complex environment requires new ways of thinking that lead to new ways of operating.

Join world-leading futures thinker, speaker and author, Professor Sohail Inayatullah, the UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, for a one day, interactive master-class on futures thinking and strategy development. Methods and tools will be used to help public and private sector leaders and decision makers to make better decisions and invent alternatives for a different tomorrow. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn and engage with this prominent subject matter expert.

Professor Inayatullah works with government and corporate leaders globally on developing strategic foresight. In the past two years, he has presented keynotes or master-classes to UNESCO, the European Commission, Europol and Electricity Supply Board, Ireland (Europe); Offices of the Prime Minister/President in Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea (Asia); and Cairns Airport, Bluescope Steel and National Transport Insurance (Australia). During his inaugural visit to South Africa, he will work with the CSIR and other agencies.

Workshop outcomes  

  • Gain insights into your organization’s alternative futures and the core stories that prevent change
  • Articulate transformed narratives so as to ensure that “culture does not eat strategy for breakfast.”
  • Gain insight into your core assumptions about the future

Who should attend 

  • Leaders in the public and the private sector
  • Strategic managers, advisors and consultants
  • Policy makers and academics

Speaker Details

Professor Sohail Inayatullah is the first Chair of Futures Studies at UNESCO; Associate, Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne; Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast (Faculty of Social Sciences and Business). From 2011-2014, he was Adjunct Professor, Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism, Macquarie University, Sydney.  He is linked to the Tamkang University, Taipei (Graduate Institute of Futures Studies).

Programme Details 

Date: Friday, 4 December
Time: 10h00 – 15h00
Venue: 4 Pybus Road, Regenesys Campus, Sandton
Cost: R4, 400 ex VAT


Community of Experts

The Community of Experts Series addresses topics of common interest to practitioners of various professional communities. Facilitated by industry and subject matter experts, these events expose participants to new ideas as presented by a guest speaker and allow a forum for the participants to learn and share their experiences.

About i-Fundi

i-Fundi is a private Further Education and Training institute, registered with Umalusi and the Services SETA. We offer a range of accredited qualifications and skills programmes for organisations wanting to up-skill new or existing staff. Having worked with close to 10,000 learners for some of South Africa’s leading companies, we have the skills and experience to help your organisation succeed. i-Fundi is a Level 1 Certified Contributor (135%) in terms of the BBBEE scorecard rating.

Learn more about our range of qualifications and short courses. For more information on this event, contact Fariba Bowen via e-mail on: fariba@i-fundi.com.