Participants will learn how to better harness the significant, but often hidden, power of the future to shape what people see and do; anticipate and govern. This four-day course offers participants an innovative, intensive, and extensively field-tested learning-by-doing voyage. They will discover both why it is important and how to practically distinguish different kinds of futures. Professionals from every field willl gain a broader and deeper appreciation of the powerful implications that different reasons and methods for imagining the future have on their activities. Course participants acquire a greater awareness of the origins of people's hopes and fears, motivation and inspiration. As a result, after taking this course, participants are better able to invent and take advantage of change, in particular innovation.