There’s Got to be a Better Way…

to plan, lead, innovate, inspire – to change the world. If your inner voice is screaming, “YES!” you are in the right place.

What can the futures school help you fuel?

The Futures School (TFS) is a learning and development ecosystem fueled by foresight. TFS empowers you to create the world you know is possible. Today’s accelerated, volatile environment demands that we define, design, refine and reframe our strategies, outcomes and actions.

Rather than relying on our antiquated, quantitative-based approaches, what if we fueled our organizations, institutions, systems, and leaders with foresight?

The future isn’t something to fear. It’s an opportunity to create. Your better way starts now…

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1000+

Alumni Trained

51

Countries Reached

$70k

KFF Tuition Assistance Granted

Upcoming Sessions

Futures x Design

Live-Online
Oct 22-23, 2021 Details
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Begin creating the future today…

  • Learning Events Lifelong learning, unlearning, and relearning means foresight professionals should never stop seeking out growth opportunities. TFS offers a variety of learning experiences, each catering to unique learning styles, developmental objectives, and geographies.
  • Professional Certification TFS offers a pathway to professional certification in Natural Foresight® – a practical and proven approach to applying Strategic Foresight in organizational and personal contexts.
  • Custom Engagements We offer customized engagements and capacity-building programs to foster innovation, strengthen strategy development, and transform organizational culture.
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Guided by globally-recognized foresight experts, TFS events have been described as immersive, entertaining, and life-changing. Whether online or in-person, in-house or public-facing, TFS offerings will transport you to the future so you can make better decisions in the present.

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Our trademarked Natural Foresight® framework is designed to work in complex, real-world settings. Equipped with this repeatable process, you can begin driving business results right away.

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The movement spearheaded by TFS has spread to every corner of the globe, creating a community of change agents who speak a common language. Whether you are seeking new career opportunities, practical foresight advice, or support from your co-conspirators, choosing TFS means you’re never alone.

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Demonstrate that you have achieved the highest levels of rigor in your applied foresight practice with the only professional certification underwritten by the Global Foresight Advisory Council of practicing foresight professionals.

Upcoming Sessions

Oct22-232021

Futures x Design

Futures x Design is a brand new two day, immersive, design-driven workshop that provides a hands-on introduction to the basics of leveraging speculative futuring for personal and professional success.

Autumn Futures x Design Apply
Online Live
Oct26-282021

Applied Foresight Accelerator

Participants immerse in a fast-paced, energizing program that launches their foresight practice with hands-on application of the entire Natural Foresight® process. The experience culminates in project-specific scenarios and a custom implementation plan for actionable results.

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Online 3-Days Live

Latest Webcast

Creating Foresight-Fueled Action: Tamarah Usher

On this episode of Creating Foresight-Fueled Action, Yvette Montero Salvatico speaks with Director of Slalom Strategy [S2] and TFS Alumna, Tamarah Usher to discuss a variety of topics around how to make foresight stick for yourself and in an organization.

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Alien Eyes: Foresight-Fueled Action

We’ve reframed the Wicked Problem Alien Invasion as the Wicked Opportunity of Alien Eyes by leveraging the tools within Strategic Foresight. We at The Futures School believe in the power of transformationalist foresight– pulling our aspirational, sustainable visions of the future to today. We call this practice Creating the Future Today. Introduction to holoptic foresight Old systems that were built on mindsets of linear thinking, simplistic viewpoints and predictable models act as traps that keep…

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Multi-Faceted Strategic Responses

Strategic Foresight is most powerful as an operating system, managing our processes through the lens of the future. In a VUCA world, the most important leadership skill is the ability to effectively manage, harness and leverage the constant change around us — and this can be done through foresight. Read on and listen to this week’s episode to understand why mapping across futures takes strategic planning to the next level. “We must be able to…

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Anuskha Sonai

President, Creative Technology Hub

Programs Attended:

Maisie McDowell

Lead Innovation Designer, Royal Canin

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Santini Basra

Founding Director, Andthen Ltd.

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Timothy Jaiyeoba

Managing Director, StrateDelta

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“I couldn’t anticipate the amount of insights, inspiration and tools that we received during this training. I now have a solid framework that upgrades my way of helping organizations with their strategic planning.”

Mia Liljeberg Strategic Advisor, Force Agile

“A powerful way to deconstruct our biases and environmental variables to predict various future scenarios that affect our long-term vision and mission.”

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