Applied Foresight Activator

The Futures School Applied Foresight Activator allows learners from across the globe to access on-demand, virtual, live content to support their foresight capacity building.

Designed with the mission of “democratizing foresight” in mind, Activator provides a bridge between foundational classroom training and real-life implementation.

About this program

Learners engage in 90-minute labs that deep-dive into Natural Foresight® tools driving impact in strategy, innovation, change, and personal development. Participants also contribute to a global trend data management platform to fuel their personal and professional futures intelligence.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

  • Live-online across six months
  • 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in EST time zone 
  • Facilitated in 12, 90-minute tool-based Natural Foresight® labs focused on driving impact in strategy, innovation, change, and personal development
  • Membership to the Human_AI repository to hone scanning skills and access a global research bank 
  • Scanning Happy Hour Conversations
  • Curriculum highlights below (detailed syllabi provided on application pages)
  • Tuition: $2000

curriculum

High level content

  1. Welcome Lab:
    Experimenting with the Future
  2. Unconscious Futures Modeling:
    Challenging our Information Filters
  3. Scanning Deep Dive:
    Separating the Signal from the Noise
  4. Wicked Designs:
    Surfacing Sweet Spots
  5. Wicked Implications:
    Hacking the Future
  6. Wicked Intentions:
    Annihilating Iteration to Build Breakthroughs
  7. Certification Boot Camp:
    Prep for the Certified Foresight Practitioner Assessment
  8. Narrative Transformation:
    Unlocking a New Story for Change
  9. Cone of Possibilities:
    Mapping Multiple Futures
  10. Scenario World Building:
    Setting the Moods of the Future
  11. Sci-Fi Futures:
    Moving from Plausible to Provocative
  12. Foresight Integration:
    Bridging the Implementation Gap

Learning outcomes

After this program you’ll be able to:

  • Integrate The Futures School foresight framework into your personal and professional life
  • Identify emerging trends and weak signals on the horizon of your industry, helping to prepare you for disruptors and act on opportunities before your competitors
  • Build “maps of the future” that generate successful strategies, actions, and organizational narratives
  • Immediately replicate your learnings within your team and organization
  • Apply for and earn professional foresight certification available only from TFS and backed by the Global Foresight Advisory Group
  • Harness the future to make better decisions today

Testimonials

What our alumni are saying:

“The program’s live-online format supported my efforts by sharing and seeing how others utilized Strategic Foresight, I was better able to apply that thinking to my own design approach.”

Craig Mellot Innovation Manager, Play Power

“What if I hadn’t had these ‘create a better world’ exercises, immersed alongside such a diverse and discerning global cohort, to look forward to every other Thursday in mid-2020? I’m certain my wellbeing would be much diminished from what it is now! In this way, the generative nature of this workshops series was nothing short of an existential gift, literally anchoring me in purposeful possibility and the spirit of oneness with like-visioned others during a uniquely bleak period for us all.”

Ann Odell Freelance Creative Strategist, Certified Foresight Practitioner

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What sets the futures school apart:

experience the future

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.

upgrade your toolkit

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.

COLLABORATE WITH CO-CONSPIRATORS

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.

SET YOURSELF APART

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