The Futures School provides the best value and most competitive price for a multi-day certificate program in Strategic Foresight. Still, we recognize that many individuals seeking to leverage the skills of foresight might find such high-caliber training cost-prohibitive.
That’s why we’ve created the Kedge Forward Fund: an innovative pricing model that aims to make foresight attainable to as large and diverse a group as possible.
Click to watch Kedge Principals Frank Spencer and Yvette Montero Salvatico explain how the Kedge Forward Fund helps fulfill their vision of democratizing foresight.
How does it work?
Fill out your TFS application
Fill out the Kedge Forward Fund request (below)
Request only the amount
you really need
After the deadline, we will review all requests and put together the largest and
most professionally diverse cohort the Fund can allow.
Request Submission Deadlines
TFS Metro Detroit
January 15, 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it called the Kedge Forward Fund?
The Futures School is a training program pioneered by Kedge, a global foresight, innovation, creativity, and strategic design firm.
The word “kedge” speaks to a core part of our mission. A kedge is a small anchor on a sailing vessel used when there is no wind at sea. A small crew would take a rowboat in the direction they wanted the ship to go, and drop the kedge anchor. The vessel could then pull itself to its destination.
Likewise, we created the Kedge Forward Fund to enable people to pull themselves to their desired future through the training they receive at The Futures School.
How much is in the Fund?
We’ve seeded the Fund with $15,000 USD per session. Our goal is to impact as many individuals as possible with this amount.
Do you partially fund requests?
No, we do not. We evaluate all funding requests simultaneously and review them at face value. Since submitting a request of the Fund commits you to registering for the program, this “all or nothing” approach provides the most holistic and efficient process for allocating funds equitably while also ensuring we are reaching the underserved segments of the market.
How do you evaluate the applications?
1. Makeup of the cohort: we aim to curate a group of participants that is diverse in terms of industry, background, desired outcomes, and worldview. Having representation from across these dimensions is key to a successful TFS program, so these factors will be considered when distributing the fund.
2. Your resource constraints: we rely on your honest and candid description of why you are submitting the request. *Hint: “I’m saving up for a new Lamborghini” will not propel you to the top of the list.
3. Size of the request: smaller amounts will be given priority in order to fulfill as many requests as possible.
4. Potential for impact: our goal for the Kedge Forward Fund is to democratize foresight and reach those individuals and organizations primed to transform the world with futures thinking.
What happens after I apply?
We will evaluate all requests concurrently after the deadline and curate the largest and most diverse cohort the Fund will allow.
We will let you know within 10 business days after the deadline if your request was granted.
The identities of all applicants and recipients will be kept confidential unless an individual explicitly gives us permission to share their story for the benefit of other aspiring futurists.
Can I transfer my request to another TFS session?
No, you may not. Funding requests are specific to a particular TFS Session and are not transferable. Once you submit your request, you are committed to attending all 3 days of your chosen session if your request is granted.
Submit a Kedge Forward Fund Request
Please note: You must apply for The Futures School before submitting a Fund request. By submitting a request, you are committed to attend the session if your request is granted.