Futures Methods For Public Health Leaders
This course teaches how public health leaders can use futures methods. The methods include tapping into the aspiring mind of people working in public health to project a vision and to look more objectively at trends and scenarios that help assess likely changes affecting the future of public health. These methods also include looking to alternative futures and then taking the perspective of looking back toward the present from the vantage point of future scenarios to identify goals and milestones. The futures methods complement and enrich strategic plans which use current assumptions and shorter term projections.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Explain how public health leaders use personal and collective aspirations
- Identify trends affecting public health in the future
- Use alternative scenarios
Jonathan Peck, MS
Jonathan Peck is President and Sr. Futurist at the Institute for Alternative Futures where he provides a wide range of research, consulting, speaking, meeting design and facilitation services. He guides futures research used by government leaders, foundations and non-profits as well as by corporations. Mr. Peck has integrated psychological theory, patterns and insights into his facilitation of vision, mission, and strategic processes for leadership. His research spans health topics, social, technological, economic, ecological and governance futures. He has led IAF projects that sketch out visionary outcomes for U.S. healthcare reform, biomedical research futures, global development and key technology revolutions. Mr. Peck brings multiple disciplines to bear in his futures work.
Mr. Peck’s many projects looking to the future for government agencies, non-government organizations, and multinational corporations in Asia, Europe and the United States all prepare clients for new opportunities. He has worked on the future of health systems design, mental health care, molecular sciences and the health-information infrastructures in multiple countries. Specific studies and projects led by Mr. Peck have forecast the future of technologies, sectors, industries and social change.
Mr. Peck has worked with hundreds of organizations to help shape preferred futures. This includes global concerns, such as with the Rockefeller Foundation on “Smart Globalization” and “Pro Poor Scenarios.” He has helped large national non-profit organizations including AARP and a variety of professional associations. In his business consulting, Mr. Peck works with diverse companies large and small both in the United States and abroad. He provides consulting, speeches, workshops and reports commissioned for businesses.
Mr. Peck has co-authored two books, written numerous articles and given hundreds of keynote speeches to audiences around the world. His articles have been published in Business and Health, Pharmaceutical Executive, Food & Drug Law Review, Clinical Cancer Research, The Monitor, Futures Research Quarterly and many other publications. Mr. Peck received his Master’s degree at the Futures Studies Program in the Political Science Department of the University of Hawaii.
- 2.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Futures Methods For Public Health Leaders
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