The colloborative tool, ‘Prospective Workshops’, completes and replaces the downloadable sheets “Foresight Workshop/Atelier de prospective”. This software program enables users to hold online workshops without time or place restrictions thus facilitating group work either live or delayed. The outcome is more immediate results. ‘Prospective Workshops’ thus fills a gap in the arsenal of futures tools and techniques.
This standard version for workshops is versatile and may be scaled with parameters. It may be adapted to specific workshop themes, such as “Anticipating Change”, “Chasing Clichés”, as well as used in generating collective images of risk (“Importance/Uncertainties”). This version also enables the administrator to manage retrospective surveys (several retro-prospective questions; i.e., asking about the past in order to look toward the future), as well as run workshops on stakes or other actions.
Prospective Workshops is financed by Cercle d'Action Prospective.