Learn Strategic Foresight at The Futures School South Africa

The field of Strategic Foresight was born decades ago. The reason that it’s not yet a household term is because it has been
relegated to academic circles and small teams within large corporations. But today, in this increasingly volatile, uncertain,
complex and ambiguous environment, it’s much more obvious that every organization, and every individual, needs foresight. It’s the key to success in the 21st century and beyond.

Using foresight to navigate uncertainty

Using foresight to create the next big thing

Using foresight to facilitate change in your organization

Using foresight to map your future

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Meet the Leaders of The Futures School South Africa

Instead of relegating access to Strategic Foresight knowledge to small groups of academics and theorists, The Futures School aims to create as many practical futures thinkers as possible around the world. Meet the people who brought this movement to Africa.

Save Your Seat at the Next Session of The Futures School South Africa

The Futures School is a 3-day certificate course in Strategic Foresight. It’s a practical, hands-on program that has been proven effective in 23 countries worldwide. You will leave with the tools, the mindset, and the network you need to ensure success in an age of increasing uncertainty.
Submit your pre-registration to save your seat at an upcoming session. There is no obligation with pre-registration; we will simply set up a call to learn more about you and your interest in the program.

Upcoming Sessions:

25-27 October 2017

Location: Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography

22-24 November 2017

Location: Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography

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What Alumni Are Saying about The Futures School

''The beauty of this course at TFS is it brings a very academic and complicated future and thinking into something that's really practical, and that you can meaningfully use in your daily life, and certainly in your profession, and definitely build it into businesses.''

Steve Mills | 
Finance Professional – 30 years in field

''What I particularly appreciated about The Futures School is that in 3 days, they explained concepts that we spent 6 weeks on that made no sense to me in business school.''

Charlotte Kemp | “Futures Alchemist” and Professional Speaker

''I really enjoyed the programme and it has broadened my scanning and thinking as a result. It was well worth it and will highly recommend it to other people.''

Claire Bisseker | Economic Editor FM SA and Author of On the Brink

Meet the Team

 Wilhelmina Linell

Wilhelmina Linell


Wilhelmina graduated from North West University in Industrial Communication (Honors) and Stellenbosch University Business School with a PG Dip in Future Studies. As CEO of The Futures School South Africa and foresight practitioner her mission is to creatively develop ideas with entrepreneurs, individuals, teams  and organisations to make the world a better place. She is a innovation-aficionado and current fan on The Kings of Leon, ballet dancer Sergei Polunia (still), Marvel’s Wonder Woman and Heike Allerton’s art.

 Mikael Linell

Mikael Linell

Executive Director

Mikael is the founder and Chairman of Linovator, a company and team focused on innovation and supporting founders of early stage businesses. He is an executive director of The Futures School South Africa, the CEO of Enertricity (a renewable energy company), the founder an innovator of Swedish pharmaceutical company Secuvie, and strategic foresight practitioner. His mission is to assist professionals and CEOs to achieve meaning in their work. Mikael graduated from IHTTI in Switzerland.

Dr. Marié-Luce Kühn

Dr. Marié-Luce Kühn


Marié-Luce is a founder and director of IBIS™. She is also a trend spotter, strategist, lecturer and competitive intelligence fundi and published author. Her career started in competitive intelligence and she recently became involved with The Futures School™ South Africa as advisor and shareholder. Marié-Luce holds a PhD (International Trade) from the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and was awarded the Absa Bronze Medal for Best Masters Dissertation in the Humanities.

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