The Guide to the Natural Foresight® Framework

Thank you for your interest in The Guide to the Natural Foresight® Framework (the Guide) which was created to support The Futures School’s mission of democratizing foresight.


The Futures School leverages a holistic framework for thinking and acting on the future called Natural Foresight®. The world is more complex than ever before, and old ways of developing strategy, managing change and creating innovation are no longer adequate in our landscape of accelerating and exponential change. 

Natural Foresight® exposes leaders and organizations to an action-based approach to building futures thinking. This framework includes foresight tools such as environmental scanning, assumption and bias modeling and scenario development, but is organized in an adaptive, resilient and transformative approach that has been successfully implemented in large, multinational firms.

The Futures School offers professional certification in Natural Foresight® – a practical and proven approach to applying Strategic Foresight in organizational and personal contexts. The Professional Foresight Certification (PFC) designations provide a blueprint for the adoption of foresight methodologies within all disciplines and domains. As the first credential of its kind, the PFC pathway is operated under the auspices of the Global Foresight Advisory Council (GFAC), an international group of visionaries who are redefining their industries, intrinsically guided by an innate futurist mindset.

The Guide to the Natural Foresight Framework
The Guide was developed to support anyone desiring to strengthen their foundational knowledge of foresight and is offered free under the copyright stipulations provided below. For those seeking any level of accreditation within the Professional Foresight Certification designation, the Guide (the Body of Competency and Knowledge) will serve as a resource to supplement your formal training.

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The content and materials in the Guide have been designed to develop specific knowledge and skills in Natural Foresight®. A significant amount of time has been devoted to writing and testing these materials in order to ensure their effectiveness.

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“The training I received from The Futures School transformed foresight from an academic exercise into a practical approach for design, strategy and planning. More personally, when I think about my training and earning the Certified Foresight Practitioner designation, I just smile a lot. It’s great to know I’m supported by a community of like-minded people who are thinking about—and working toward—a better future.”

Josh Dix Senior Strategy Consultant, Slalom and Certified Foresight Practitioner

“Absolutely cannot say enough about the quality of people and instruction I’ve encountered through the last year of courses with The Futures School. I’m thrilled to have received my Certified Foresight Practitioner designation today and am looking forward to helping organization sand communities apply strategic foresight to foster resilience in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.”

Katie McPherson Principal and Founder, KM Resilience and Foresight Resilience and Certified Foresight Practitioner