Future Foresight Certification

2021-06-15

The Future Foresight Certification is based on a combination of methodological tools used for horizon scanning, creative thinking, idea generation, trend analysis, uncertainty tracking, weak signals detection, disruption alerts and scenario planning.

Level 1 of the certification journey comprises an overview of basic knowledge of future foresight, including fundamentals and literacy, the key premises and principles, as well as a comprehensive immersion into the main schools of thought and practice. Afterwards, Level 2 covers the end-to-end Foresight process using the S4 Futures framework, which encompasses four stages: Scoping, Scanning, Scenarios and Strategy. Finally, the last level of the Certification guides you to achieve the highest standard supported by personal mentoring sessions.

The skillset developed throughout the Certification focuses on building foresight capabilities, questioning participants’ current assumptions, key to achieve a balance between the analytical and the intuitive mindsets as well as the creative components of the process.

The Certification is strongly anchored in understanding challenges as major growth steppingstones for the future and it focuses on evidence-based future foresight, with uncertainties at its core, preventing variables that influence the medium and long term futures to be kept on a leash by traditional ways of thinking.

Scoping

Design and Frame the Picture
• Audience, Teams, and Experts
• Attitudes and Work Environment
• Key Factors
• Focal Issue
• Time Horizon

Scanning

Understand and Capture the Horizon

• Trends and Megatrends
• Uncertainties and Pre-determined
• Elements
• Weak Signals and Emergent Issues
• Wild Cards and Strategic Surprises
• Black Swans and Black Elephants

Scenarios

Planning and Building Alternative Futures
• Alternative Futures
• Scenario Building
• Matrix Approach
• Inductive Approach
• Morphological Approach
• Porter’s Approach
• Incremental Approach
• Extreme-World Method
• To The Best Of Our Knowledge Today Approach

Certification Levels

Strategy

Thinking and Executing

• Implications and Options
• Business Model Innovation
• Organizing the Collective Wish
• Strategy Execution
• Communication, Appropriation, and Monitoring

Level 1 of the certification journey comprises an overview of basic knowledge of future foresight, including fundamentals and literacy, the key premises and principles, as well as a comprehensive immersion into the main schools of thought and practice.
Level 1 of the certification journey comprises an overview of basic knowledge of future foresight, including fundamentals and literacy, the key premises and principles, as well as a comprehensive immersion into the main schools of thought and practice.
Level 2 of the certification journey covers the end-to-end Foresight process using the S4 Futures framework, which encompasses four stages: Scoping, Scanning, Scenarios and Strategy. It explores multiple foresight methodologies and tools.
Level 2 of the certification journey covers the end-to-end Foresight process using the S4 Futures framework, which encompasses four stages: Scoping, Scanning, Scenarios and Strategy. It explores multiple foresight methodologies and tools.
Level 3 of the certification journey guides you to achieve the highest standards on leadership of foresight projects, applying all knowledge and skills acquired during the future foresight certification process. Apply the complete cycle of the S4 Futures framework on the job.
Level 3 of the certification journey guides you to achieve the highest standards on leadership of foresight projects, applying all knowledge and skills acquired during the future foresight certification process. Apply the complete cycle of the S4 Futures framework on the job.

Obtain GIMI Certified Foresight Professional

Who should apply?

Individuals or practitioners working or willing to work on foresight, in particular:

  • C-Level Executives (e.g., CEO, CFO, COO, CTO, CMO, CHRO);
  • Members of the Board of government-owned companies, public corporations, private businesses or NGOs.
  • Members of public administrations, regulatory authorities, government agencies and policy makers.
  • Members of Future Foresight bodies, programs, projects or teams.
  • Managers, team members and consultants on Business, Strategy or Research & Development.
  • Coordinators of Future Foresight education programs; Faculty Professors, lecturers and professional trainers; corporate or academic researchers.

Eligibility requirements

No eligibility requirements for the Foresight Professional Certification | Level 1. 

The Foresight Professional Certification | Level 1 is a pre-requisite to apply for the Foresight Leader Certification | Level 2 

The Foresight Leader Certification | Level 2 is a pre-requisite to apply for the Chief Foresight Officer Certification | Level 3. 

Certification Fee/Pricing

  • Certified Foresight Professional: USD 550 (For Students: USD 350) 
    Recommended Foundation Workshop (Two-Days on-site OR Four Half-Days on-line and real-time)
  • Certified Foresight Leader: USD 550 (For Students: USD 350) 
    Recommended Visionary Workshop (Three-Days on-site OR Six Half-Days on-line and real-time)
  • Certified Chief Foresight Officer: Contact us for pricing details
    Recommended Individual Mentoring (Eight Sessions on-line and real-time)
  • Future Foresight Book of Knowledge | Level 1: USD 45 + shipping and printing fee Future
  • Future Foresight Book of Knowledge | Level 2: USD 45 + shipping and printing fee

Obtain GIMI Certified Foresight Professional