Future Foresight Certification Program

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.

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


Future Foresight Certification Levels

The GIMI Future Foresight certification program has three levels of certification.

Enroll In The GIMI Future Foresight Program

Our Foresight Certification Programs are designed for anyone interested in becoming certified in Foresight as a business discipline

The Four Core Pillars Of The GIMI Future Foresight Program

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.

1 Scoping

Design and Frame the Picture

  • Aim and intention of the project. Available resources.
  • Framing and Scoping the project. Setting the topic to be explored and how far we want to explore into the future.
  • Clarification of the strategic Focal Issue and the Time Horizon (+ supporting questions).
  • Audience and Foresight team. Work environment.
2 Scanning

Understand and Capture the Horizon

  • Deepening the understanding of the context of the topic in the defined time horizon. Scanning the organizational environment: trends and megatrends; weak signals and emergent issues; wild cards, black swans and black elephants

  • Identification of key themes, collection of ideas and insights and organization of information from a wide range of sources, including data on potential sources of future change.

  • Distinction, categorization, and selection of different types of drivers of change, with a special focus on key uncertainties and predetermined elements.

  • Literature review and data collection, both primary and secondary. Qualitative research and/or quantitative research.

3 Scenarios

Build Alternative Futures

  • Generation and description of the scenarios.
  • Simulation of possible, plausible and relevant futures through the development and exploration of strategic scenarios, using the Intuitive-Logics School and other scenario-building approaches like the Morphological Method, the Extreme-World Method, the Inductive Approach or the Incremental Approach.
4 Strategy

Think and Execute

  • Link scenarios with action. Analyse implications and options.

  • Explicit articulation of Foresight and Scenarios with Strategy and Innovation concepts and tools.

  • Application of Strategy and/or Innovation methodologies, linking them with the scenarios.

  • Build a monitoring system, including precursor/early indicators that can anticipate the development of specific scenarios. 

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