Programs

The Futures School™ (TFS) offers learning and development fueled by foresight. TFS programs empower you to create the world you know is possible. 
Attending a TFS program not only gives you access to a network of co-conspirators, it also serves as the gateway to an ecosystem of development offerings to support you during your entire foresight journey.

 

Learn more below about our programs:
Applied Foresight Accelerator | Applied Foresight Activator Futures x Design (TFS and DFI partnership)

 

Our TFS flagship offering, Applied Foresight Accelerator, is a three-day, immersive, hands-on, project-based program that exists to democratize foresight across disciplines and domains. The curriculum, which showcases our trademarked Natural Foresight® approach, has been delivered to hundreds of leaders in over 25 countries, and has been repeatedly hailed as one of the most exciting, thought-provoking and actionable programs available. 

In light of the global pandemic we are all experiencing, it is more evident than ever before that we must design programs that continue to facilitate meaningful connection and achieve practical outcomes despite geographic constraints. The Futures School believes we have an even greater opportunity for the global community to access the future through virtual programming.

Further, The Futures School is offering various deliveries of the program. Our live-online mode brings the training to various time zones across the globe. Our face-to-face program delivery will return in October 2021!

 

Live-Online Program Details:

  • Live-online across three fast-paced days 
  • Hosted during the region’s time zone
  • Facilitated in 3.5 hour morning (8:30 – 12:00) and afternoon (13:30 – 17:00) sessions with breaks throughout and in between
  • Accessible through Zoom (webinar technology) and Mural (virtual collaboration tool) platforms
  • Project-based moving through the application of the entire Natural Foresight® methodology
  • General Program Syllabus 
  • Tuition: $2,000 USD*
    • Registration Fee 
    • Digital copy of The Guide to the Natural Foresight Framework®
    • Digital copy of the Wicked Opportunities® Creator Economy Trend Card Deck
    • Digital program resources 
    • Eligible program for those interested in pursuing the Certified Foresight Practitioner designation
    • Intimate cohort  
    • TFS alumni access, including the ability to join The Future Speaks program

Technical Requirements:

  • Personal desktop or laptop computer
  • Ability to access Zoom webinar technology (click here to enable the “join a meeting” Zoom test).
  • If possible, use a webcam to more fully engage with the group.
  • Headphones are recommended to mitigate background noise.
  • A wired Internet connection is advised. If you are connecting via WiFi, you might find this guide from Zoom helpful. 

 

In-Person Program Details (October 2021):

  • Face-to-face across three fast-paced days 
  • 8 am – 5 pm each day
  • CDC guidelines will be enforced. Masks will be required during all parts of the training except when eating/drinking. 
  • Project-based moving through the application of the entire Natural Foresight® methodology
  • Tuition: $2,950 USD*
    • Registration Fee 
    • Physical copy of The Guide to the Natural Foresight Framework®
    • Physical copy of the Wicked Opportunities® Creator Economy Trend Card Deck
    • Digital program resources 
    • Eligible program for those interested in pursuing the Certified Foresight Practitioner designation
    • Intimate cohort  
    • TFS alumni access, including the ability to join The Future Speaks program
    • Breakfast, snacks, and lunch included each day

 

*Looking for tuition assistance?

 

 

Upcoming Accelerator Programs

 

EMEA Cohort (live-online)
13-15 September
BST / London Time 
Applications open until 30-August.

 

APAC Cohort (live-online)
28-30 September
GMT +9 / Tokyo Time  
Applications open until 13-September.

 

Austin Cohort (in-person)
26-28 October
Austin, Texas – The Archer Hotel
8 am – 5 pm
Applications open until 8-October.

 

 

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.

In the EXPERIMENT program, learners participate in 90-minute labs that deep-dive into Natural Foresight® tools that drive impact in strategy, innovation, change, and personal development. During the six months, learners will also contribute to a global trend data management program with their diverse cohort. 

Program Structure:

  • Live-online across six months  
  • Facilitated in 12, 90-minute tool-based Natural Foresight® labs focused on driving impact in strategy, innovation, change, and personal development
  • 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in EST time zone 
  • Membership to the Human_AI repository to hone scanning skills and access a global research bank 
  • Scanning Jams 
  • Accessible through Zoom (webinar technology), Mural (virtual collaboration tool), and Diigo (scanning repository) platforms
  • See program syllabus under the cohort accepting applications 

 

Tuition: $2,000 USD*

  • Registration Fee 
  • Upgraded year-long Diigo membership
  • Digital copy of The Guide to the Natural Foresight Framework®
  • Digital copy of the Wicked Opportunities® Creator Economy Trend Card Deck
  • Digital program resources 
  • Eligible program for those interested in pursuing the Certified Foresight Practitioner designation
  • TFS alumni access, including the ability to join The Future Speaks program

*Looking for tuition assistance?

 

Technical Requirements:

  • Personal desktop or laptop computer
  • Ability to access Zoom webinar technology (click here to enable the “join a meeting” Zoom test).
  • If possible, use a webcam to more fully engage with the group.
  • Headphones are recommended to mitigate background noise.
  • A wired Internet connection id advised. If you are connecting via WiFi, you might find this guide from Zoom helpful. 

 

Upcoming Activator Programs

 

February 2022 6-Month Cohort
90-minute labs start 3-February 
Held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 3 pm Eastern Time
Applications open until 20-January.

Program Schedule and Syllabus

 

 

 

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. This course was developed by the Design Futures Initiative, and is hosted in partnership with The Futures School as part of the larger TFS ecosystem of foresight and futures thinking programs. 

In this class, you will gain a solid foundation in the history and application of speculative practice through a series of hands-on, project-based activities. You’ll follow the Futures x Design framework (FxD), a methodology for moving through modalities and mindsets to extrapolate, create, and experience the implications of speculative future products, services, systems, and technologies so that you can better understand which are most preferable and build strategies to map your way to future realities.

 

Program Structure:

  • Live-online across two, fast-paced days   
  • Facilitated in two, 4-hour morning (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) blocks and 3.5 hour afternoon (2:30 pm – 6:00 pm) sessions with breaks throughout and in between in Eastern Time Zone 
  • Accessible through Zoom (webinar technology), Mural (virtual collaboration tool), and Diigo (scanning repository) platforms
  • Project-based and design-driven, moving through the application of the Futures x Design methodology to create tangible artifacts
  • Program Syllabus

 

Tuition: $1,500 USD*

  • Registration Fee 
  • Printable Copy of the Futures x Design Guide
  • Access to digital program resources (slide decks, activity templates)
  • Access to supplementary digital resources from The Futures School
  • Intimate Cohort
  • TFS alumni access, including the ability to join The Future Speaks program

*Looking for tuition assistance?

 

Technical Requirements:

  • Personal desktop or laptop computer
  • Ability to access Zoom webinar technology (click here to enable the “join a meeting” Zoom test).
  • If possible, use a webcam to more fully engage with the group.
  • Headphones are recommended to mitigate background noise.
  • A wired Internet connection id advised. If you are connecting via WiFi, you might find this guide from Zoom helpful. 

 

Questions? Email fxd@futures.design

 

Upcoming Futures x Design Programs

 

July – Summer Workshop
30-31 July (Friday and Saturday)
9 am – 6 pm Eastern Time Zone
Applications open until 16-July.

 

October – Autumn Workshop
22-23 October (Friday and Saturday)
7 am – 4 pm Eastern Time Zone 
Applications open until 8-October.

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