UNDERSTANDING GREAT POWER COMPETITION (GPC)
Implementation of the National Defense Strategy requires a perspective that diverges from the concept of a single Future Operating Environment (FOE) and instead considers a range of possibilities. VFS has created a strategic foresight and strategy framework for leaders to continually and critically assess the evolving landscape to define emerging opportunities, and thereby proactively shape the FOE to your advantage.
FACILITATED WORKSHOPS AND FORESIGHT TRAINING
Design and facilitate customized workshops in which your people take an active role in developing your organization’s foresight
Engineer professional development modules designed to supplement the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), Operational Design, and critical thinking methods
Create shared understanding about possibilities and changes
Collaboratively architect alternative Quadrennial Defense Reviews (QDR)
STRATEGIC FORECASTING RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Develop original analyses and forecasts about the futures and implications for the USG
Identify and analyze trends & emerging issues
Analyze the FOE possibilities
Develop forecast scenarios
Engineer strategic implications reports and portfolio development
Identify critical blindspots
Map new opportunities for growth and innovation
Produce DOTMLPF implications analysis and strategic forecasts
ONLINE SESSIONS AND TRAINING
Conduct online variations of workshops for strategic forecasting methodologies and current requirements
Read the article recently published on Small Wars Journal by Associates Jon Cederquist, Anne Gibbon, and Dr. Richard Lum.
In "SOF Futures," the authors explore some of the pathways of change special operations forces may experience as the world moves through its current era of transition.