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About the Course

For many people, the future comes as a surprise – or even a shock. But with strong forecasting skills, YOU can avoid future shock. You can adapt faster, and become better prepared to benefit from change. In this course, you’ll build your future forecasting skills. You'll learn how to turn groups of "signals" (clues about the future) and "drivers" (global forces that influence the direction of change) into compelling future forecasts. Forecasts help you discover new possibilities and opportunities for yourself, your company, or any community you want to inspire to make a better future. You'll also learn how to write future scenarios. Scenarios take forecasts one step further. They spark imagination and tell a story about what might happen if a forecast comes true. Scenarios help you evaluate: Is this a future I'm ready for? Is this a future I want? Leading futurists from the Institute for the Future will show you exactly how it's done. They'll share with you the forecasts and scenarios they’re most excited about right now, and walk you through the key steps they took to create them. Then, it's your turn! You'll create a forecast and a scenario on any future topic you choose. How will you benefit from taking this course? With strong forecasting skills, you'll get better at seeing the future before it happens. You'll be ready to consider possibilities that others never see coming or refuse to accept. You'll be able to help others prepare for and adapt to the future. You can decide which futures you want to make more likely, and which futures you want to prevent. Many thanks to the Enlight Foundation and the Enlight Collaborative, which provided a grant to support the creation of this course....

Top reviews

Jul 31, 2020

I think the Forecasting Skills course was a very good course and it has helped me forecast the future with accuracy. Thank you for such a good instructor.

Sep 5, 2020

The instructor is very clear and it very easy to follow her. The assignments are interesting and really make you see things from a different perspective.

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By Ger D

Feb 16, 2021

Great useful course!

By Jeny M

Jun 3, 2020

Loved this course!!

By Stephanie C

Dec 26, 2019

Excellent material.

By Francilia H

Apr 21, 2020


By limor

Jan 3, 2020

love the course

By Edward K

Jan 12, 2020

Great course!

By Turki B

Jan 25, 2020

Very useful

By Pramote S

Nov 10, 2020


By Yeo Y Q

Sep 29, 2020

Very good

By Abdullah K

Sep 16, 2020


By Marlen M

Feb 3, 2021

Really interesting course, disadvantages of it every week there is a peer review not everyone gave you feedback on your work. Material is insightful and cover different areas.

By Sean B

Nov 24, 2019

Good introduction to the futures thinking practice. Well paced and engaging.

By Carol M

May 1, 2020

Good but I'm really liking Simulation - WOW!


Aug 24, 2020

it's a good course

By Abhyudaya A

May 16, 2020

Great course

By Ahasanul B H

Jul 26, 2020


By Tamar S

Dec 7, 2019

Teaching additional tools in this course (or grouping with the previous course in this specialization) would be good, I think. Didn't seem to me like a very content-rich course.