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About the Course

Do you want to think about the future with more creativity and optimism? Do you want to see what’s coming faster, so you can be better prepared for disruptions and more in control of your future? Do you want to get better at changing what’s possible today – in your company, your industry, your community, and in your own life? This course will introduce you to the practice of futures thinking, as developed and applied for the past 50 years by the Institute for the Future, a Silicon-Valley-based research and learning group founded in 1968. In this course, you’ll build your understanding of what futures thinking is and what you can do with it. You’ll master essential foresight techniques. You’ll meet some professional futurists. And you’ll choose one or more future topics you want to investigate with your new foresight skills. This course is for anyone who wants to spot opportunities for innovation and invention faster. You can gain the skills and confidence to help YOU become someone who makes the future, instead of letting the future happen to you. Many thanks to the Enlight Foundation and the Enlight Collaborative, which provided a grant to support the creation of this course....

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May 16, 2020

Excellent overview of foresight studies. Nothing in any of the follow-on courses is technically hard, but I suspect putting it into practice is a bit like the game of Go: the rules are the easy part.


Aug 3, 2020

I really liked how this course was structured with videos, readings, and activities. It has a nice flow, and lots of helpful information. I would highly recommend this for any aspiring futurist.

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By Yuan L

Jun 21, 2021

An interesting course that has shifted my thinking paradigm with structured methodology. Thank you!

By Dion H

Aug 17, 2021

This course is great. It helps you shift your way of thinking to look at life and work differently.


Sep 16, 2020

I feel very grateful! It's a very well tool for learning the first steps about the future thinking.

By Tong L F

May 31, 2022

The course was presented clearly and gave sufficient information for understanding to a beginner.

By Servane M

May 10, 2020

Packed with great directions for thinking ahead. A fab introduction to the specialisation course!

By Khali M

Nov 11, 2020

An eye opener for me; I have always interested in future. I think I have passion for the future.

By Ingmar M

Nov 7, 2020

I didn't know about this subject but now I am extremely excited about it. Really a great course.

By Alexandre C

May 14, 2020

This course is a very detailed starting point for those who are interested in futures thinking.

By Olaleye A

Mar 26, 2020


By Nancy S

Feb 3, 2021

Great introduction to futures thinking. I've already learned a lot that is benefiting my work.

By Eunsik K

Jun 9, 2021

I was able to gain good insight into the future. Thank you for offering us a valuable course!

By Grecia I P G

May 3, 2021

Gracias IFTF por todo! Gran curso y excelente profesora! Lo recomiendo y lo llevaría de nuevo

By Usman S

Apr 3, 2020

Great course! Recommended for anyone excited about the future and wants to play a part in it.

By Adair L

May 4, 2020

Great introduction to know a few tools and ways to start with the futures thinking practice!

By Graydon C

Apr 4, 2020

This was such a pleasant class! I can't wait to finish the others in this specialization!!!

By Jeff S

Jun 21, 2020

A great methodical approach to futures thinking which has a wide and practical application

By Natalie

Dec 26, 2019

Thank you! I learned many valuable pieces of information from this course. 100% recommend!


Mar 17, 2021

I am very lucky to have this course,thank you so much for your understanding and support.

By Regis B

Sep 2, 2020

This course has fascinated me, and it really brings methods and tools for me to progress.

By Michael T

Jul 21, 2020

An excellent introduction to the topic that was informative, entertaining, and practical.

By Niken R

Mar 12, 2023

It's fascinating! The course makes me "read signals" from the future as a casual habit.

By Jorge D l M

May 18, 2020

So far i think the materials and the way to explain them have been nothing but amazing.

By Andrea F

Oct 29, 2020

Love the content of this course, it encourages me to keep learning about this subject!

By Laura L

Jun 28, 2020

Loved this course, it really has me ready to engage futures thinking as a career path!

By Stephanie C

Dec 15, 2019

Excellent course. Opened my eyes so wide to the future and all its many possibilities.