ERIC Number: ED347882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-11
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Scanning Workshop (Lansing, Michigan, June 10-11, 1992).
Morrison, James L.
This publication presents an environmental scanning workshop for administrators in higher education institutions to help them incorporate environmental scanning into their planning and anticipation of future events. In particular, the workshop shows how to establish and sustain a comprehensive environmental scanning system and how to use the information the system produces. Environmental scanning is an approach that looks for signals of impending paradigm shifts in current events. An introduction to the workshop describes environmental scanning and the overall approach of the workshop. A schedule for the two-day workshop follows. The main body of the document presents the contents of the workshop which included: (1) how to get started; (2) how to organize and structure the system; (3) how to identify information resources; (4) how to develop a scanning taxonomy; (5) how to use software in maintaining the system; and (6) how to use the products of the system in strategic planning, issues management, and environmental vulnerability audits. Included are illustrations of presentation slides, examples of four environmental scanning newsletters ("On the Horizon,""Lookouts,""Future Concerns of Cardinal Stritch College," and "AERA SIG Futures Research and Strategic Planning Interactive Newsletter"), 3 footnotes and 28 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Environmental Scanning Consortium of Michigan.