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Before Week 1

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Week 1, Classes 1 & 2 | What’s This DT&L Thing About?

Discuss During Class
  • Introduction to DT&L (Monday)
    • DT&L Project
    • Team Organization
    • Project Focus
  • DT&L alumni visit (Wednesday)

Week 2, Class 3 | How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

Monday: Labor Day – No Class
Learning Objectives
  • Explain the role and purpose of a futurist
  • Classify probable, plausible and possible trends and futures
  • Identify and summarize key 2020 trends
Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • FTI Framework
  • Role of futurists and forecasting
  • Review current events
Deliverable(s)

Week 3, Class 4 & 5 | A Pandemic Drives Acceleration

Learning Objectives
  • Analyze the impact of the pandemic on developing trends
  • Determine the influence of the pandemic as an accelerator
  • Explain the impact of the pandemic on trends
Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • FTI Methodologies
  • Pandemic as an Accelerator
  • Coping With Uncertainty

Week 4, Classes 6 & 7 | Dots… What Dots? & Creativity & Ideas

Learning Objectives (Monday)
  • Investigate the impact of the fringe on trends and futures
  • Identify problems that are ready for new solutions
  • Identify potential new solutions to problems
  • Identify and determine what is the future of “x”
  • Develop a fringe map
  • Apply CIPHER to “What for X” perspective
Review Before Class (Monday)
Discuss During Class (Monday)
  • How did we get here? The significance of 2007
  • Review current events
Review Before Class (Wednesday)
Discuss During Class (Wednesday)
  • Discuss Creativity & Ideas
  • Review current events
  • Thinking Outside The Box
Deliverable(s)
  • P1: Preliminary Evaluation Due Saturday No Later Than 6:48p EDT

Week 5, Classes 8 & 9 | The Importance of Storytelling

Learning Objectives
  • Illustrate trend trajectory and timing
  • Explain the importance of storytelling
Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • Scenario Planning
  • Monitoring Trends

Week 6, Classes 10 & 11 | Scenarios for All Sorts of Stuff

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the significance of scenario planning
  • Identify key lenses, critical issues, key drivers, primary motivators and develop implications
  • Analyze trend likelihood and impact
Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • Scenario Planning
  • Understand “If This, Then That”

Week 7, Class 12 | Disruptive Innovation & Jobs To Be Done

Monday: Fall Break – No Class
Learning Objectives
  • Explain disruptive innovation
  • Distinguish the three types of innovation
  • Interpret JTBD
  • Distinguish functional, social, and emotional jobs to be done
Prepare In Anticipation Of Discussion
  • Range, Introduction, Chapters 1, 2 & 3
Review Before Class (Monday)
Discuss During Class (Monday)
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Review current events
Review Before Class (Wednesday)
Discuss During Class (Wednesday)
  • Applying JBTD
  • Review current events
Deliverable(s)
  • P2.1: Interim Report Due Saturday No Later Than 6:48p EDT

Week 8, Classes 13 & 14 | The Future of Work

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the implications presented by FoW
  • Explain the impact of accelerators on FoW
  • Analyze the work force implications of FoW
Prepare In Anticipation Of Discussion
  • Range, Chapters 4, 5 & 6
Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • Future of work
  • Benefits of being a generalist
  • Review current events

Week 9, Classes 15 & 16 | DT&L Project Updates

Learning Objectives
  • Explain status of DT&L Projects
Prepare In Anticipation Of Discussion
  • Range, Chapters 7, 8 & 9
Review Before Class
  • All P2.1 Interim Reports
Discuss During Class
  • Each team will lead a DT&L Project status discussion (20 mins)
  • Review current events
Deliverable(s)
  • P2.2: Interim Report Due Saturday No Later Than 6:48p EDT

Week 10, Class 17, Digital Transformation (Dx) & The Future | Class 18, Aggregation Theory & Antitrust

Learning Objectives (Monday)
  • Explain digital transformation
  • Distinguish between disruptive innovation and Dx
  • Explain the stages of Dx
Prepare In Anticipation Of Discussion
  • Range, Chapters 10, 11, 12 & Conclusion
Review Before Class (Monday)
Discuss During Class (Monday)
  • Dx
  • Review current events
Learning Objectives (Wednesday)
  • Explain Aggregation Theory
  • Summarize the implications of aggregation in a knowledge economy
  • Explain the difference between an economy of scarcity and one of abundance
  • Evaluate whether antitrust law is appropriate for the challenges presented by a knowledge economy
Review Before Class (Wednesday)
Discuss During Class (Wednesday)
  • Aggregation Theory
  • Review current events

Week 11, Class 19 & 20  | Perspective

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the role of the generalist
  • Explain the importance of strategic forecasting
Review Before Class 
  • Prepare for Range Discussions
Discuss During Class 
  • Range Discussion (Monday)
Deliverable(s)

Week 12, Classes 21 & 22 | DT&L Project Discussions

Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • DT&L Project discussions

Week 13, Class 23 | DT&L Project Discussions

Wednesday (11/24): Thanksgiving Break – No Class

Review Before Class  (Monday)
Discuss During Class  (Monday)
  • DT&L Project discussions

Week 14, Classes 24 & 25 | DT&L Project Discussions

Review Before Class 
Discuss During Class 
  • DT&L Project discussions
Deliverable(s)

Week 15, Classes 26 & 27 | DT&L Project Discussions

Review Before Class 
Discuss During Class 
  • DT&L Project discussions

Week 16, Class 28  | Gretzky Plan Discussions / Course Wrap

Learning Objectives
  • Assess progress since pre-course Gretzky Evaluation
  • Evaluate future preparedness for personal and professional success
Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • Discuss Gretzky Plans
  • Course Wrap