Navigating Within a New Economic Future: How to Thrive in a Fast-Changing World

Through this course and related exercises, you will learn the skills and framework to be able to design a future ready work plan for taking the next steps to implement in your community or region.

The world is Changing rapidly.

We can no longer predict or be certain about the future. Past, recent, and even best practices and approaches will not suffice.

Traditional tools and processes for analysis, planning, and implementation result in strategic plans that take too long to produce, quickly become outdated, fail to lead to action, and/or do not result in intended outcomes.


Watch the Course Videos

Watch each module at your own pace and re-watch if you need a refresher.

Use the Worksheets

Worksheets are provided with topic details and exercises you can complete to learn how to practice and apply.

Apply What You Learned!

Applied Foresight and Adaptive Planning are focused on doing. Jump in and begin to work with your colleagues and stakeholders.

Who is This Course for?

Are you an economic or workforce development professional? Community planner? Local, state or regional policy leader?
Are you seeking to explore and understand how rapid changes and emerging trends are impacting the economy and workforce?
Do you want to learn and apply new approaches and tools for planning and action in communities, regions, and states?

Then This Course is for You!


Future Ready Formula

An understanding of the changes and pace of change happening around us. Use “3A Thinking: Attention, Anticipation, and Action” to capitalize on opportunities and navigate challenges created by rapid change.

Applied Foresight and Adaptive Planning

Develop and apply a framework for planning, preparing, and acting in times of uncertainty – creating adaptive strategies and actions for business, economic, and community prosperity

Future Ready Actions

How to apply in your community and region to turn insights and strategies into results

What You'll Get

  • 8 Modules created specifically for economic and community development professionals
  • Clear insights and actions that you can use right away in your work
  • Worksheets to practice applying what you’re learning in each module
  • Recommended resources for further learning



Simon Anderson is an Award-Winning Author and an Applied Foresight Advisor and International Keynote Speaker. Having traveled to more than 35 countries, he brings a global perspective to his work with clients around the world.  Simon teaches the mindset, provides the tools, and demonstrates the practices that leaders and their organizations need to thrive in our fast-moving world.


Jim Damicis has more than 25 years of experience in public policy research and analysis to lead decision making. Prior to merging with Camoin Associates, Jim built PolicyOne Research into a leading research and analysis firm in Maine serving private and public clients throughout the Northeast. Jim also worked for the Maine Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF) serving three years as the Director of Research and Policy.

Course Introduction and Overview

Welcome to Navigating Within a New Economic Future! This introduction video will discuss what you will learn in this course and help you determine if it's the right course for you. Let's get started!