Novel Futures uses a suite of Adaptive Scenario Analysis and Planning processes (ASAPs) to help organizations create and stress test strategies and policies and explore alternative futures and shared visions.
Experts at Novel Futures conduct issue scans to support its foresight exercises, to help organizations see emerging issues and better understand the historical context of complex issues.
Seeing the hidden connection among complex issues is critical for achieving real and lasting impact. Novel Futures assists organizations in applying complexity analysis tools to identify leverage points for accelerating progress.
Experts at Novel Futures speak to audiences large and small about the utility of foresight and scenario planning. Training workshops are also available to build foresight capacity within your organization.
Foresight & Scenario Planning
Novel Futures Director Darren Swanson has led foresight, scenario planning and risk assessment exercises for communities, governments, businesses and the United Nations. Prior to starting Novel Futures, Darren was Director of the Measurement & Assessment program at the International Institute for Sustainable Development and program leader of the IISD Foresight Group.
With master's degrees in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Geo-environmental Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Darren draws from a diverse science-policy knowledge base when assisting organizations in the collective pursuit of creativity, adaptability and sustainability.