About AFR


Why Aiglatson Foresight Research?
AFR helps organizations expand, create, and maintain their futures. The world never stops changing and organizations must prepare for future changes if they expect to achieve their potential. We use strategic foresight methods to better prepare public and private sector clients for the future.

  • Expand your Horizon+Business+Future Expanding your future entails a broadening of your organization’s perspective of your business, industry, and the world. Organizations are too often blindsided by circumstances beyond their worldview. We help you see the wider picture of what is happening in the world with the deeper implications to your business further in the future–broader, deeper, farther. So, your organization is better prepared for contingencies and opportunities for growth. Specifically, we provide research on trends and plausible events to form scenarios from which your organization can improve its strategy.
  • Create your Vision+Strategy+Future Creating your future entails a building of a preferred future scenario. Every organization needs a vision to inspire cooperation among its stakeholders. The preferred scenario helps inform strategy development to exploit opportunities and achieve the desired outcome. Most importantly, the preferred future scenario can be used to turn risks into opportunities.
  • Maintain your Potential+Growth+Future Although building a great strategic plan is important, so too is cultivating an innovative culture within your organization. That doesn’t happen overnight. So, you need to take the time to maintain your future by optimizing your culture. With continued horizon scanning and workshops, your people can become fully engaged as futurists for your organization.

Why Strategic Foresight?
Strategic Foresight is the application of the multidisciplinary theories of Futures Studies. It delves deeper, stretches wider, and envisions further into an organization’s future from which to build a more sustainable strategy complete with multiple contingency scenarios. Foresight is not about prediction. It is about preparation. Predicting a single future is ridiculous. However, there are practical methods of scouting potential and effectively using contingencies.

Who we are?

AFR is headed up by Dennis Draeger in sunny Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Since receiving his master of technology in strategic foresight in 2009 at the University of Houston, he has consulted with local SMEs, global corporations, and government agencies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. As a network organization, we have access to some of the greatest minds in foresight and other industries.

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3 thoughts on “About AFR

  1. hi there cool story!

    i am in a similar position and am seriously looking closely at taking the masters program in houston. could i ask you a couple questions? (i dont see an email on this page)

    tx

    1. I’m in Christchurch where there is a lot of talk about the future, and I’m now thinking about studying Futures Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Do you know the program? What’s your opinion of it?

  2. Hi Dennis

    I’m planning to start the UH course next year and would love to get some advice from you about it, if you have a moment. (I am a Kiwi, though currently based in London.)

    Hope to hear from you

    Stephen

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