Putting foresight into practice

Alumni Webinar with Dr Njeri Mwagiru and Doris Viljoen

Facilitated by USB Alumni Eastern Cape Chapter

Why is foresight in the private sector so challenging? What is the role of visionary strategic leadership in the public sector? Join our special Alumni Webinar, as senior futurists Dr Njeri Mwagiru and Doris Viljoen, each from the Institute for Futures Research (IFR), share a bit of theory, accompanied by many stories and lessons learned from their recent projects.

Date:               Friday, 2 October 2020

Time:              12:45 CAT (GMT +2)

Enquiries:        Lizelle Kannemeyer | [email protected]


Dr Njeri Mwagiru
Senior Futurist: Institute For Futures Research (IFR)

Njeri is a Senior Futurist at the Institute for Futures Research (IFR), University of Stellenbosch Business School, and leads the African Futures portfolio.

Her work focuses on strengthening capabilities of individuals, organisations and countries in Africa, to navigate complexity and uncertainty, to realise long-term goals and visions. Her research interests include leadership, organisational performance, knowledge, gender and diversity, inclusivity and transformation. Her vocation is to support knowledge sharing and exchange, to facilitate integrated strategic planning, and enhance evidence-based decision making and high performance to achieve desired futures.

Doris Viljoen USB AlumnusDoris Viljoen

Senior Futurist: Institute For Futures Research (IFR)

Doris Viljoen is a senior futurist at Stellenbosch University’s Institute for Futures Research (IFR) where she endeavours to interpret global as well as local trends and assess their relevance for South Africa and Africa. Doris lectures on the master’s degree programme in Futures Studies at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB). She has specialised skills in environmental scanning, the application of foresight methodology, scenario planning as well as strategy development. Her research towards a PhD in Futures Studies looks at the future of work, specifically focusing on non-conventional employment engagements.




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