For Whom
Strategic thinkers, changemakers, consultants
By Whom
Ulf Boman, Kairos Future, is Course Director. Philippe Vandenbroeck, shiftN, contributes to Module I. Seasoned professionals of the partner organisations contribute to modules 2 to 4.

International Certified Future Strategist

Learn how to support your organisation's strategy with up-to-date futures techniques

Start Jan 2021

Companies and organizations act in an increasingly complex environment. The speed of change is tremendous. In order to successfully cope with rapid change companies need to understand their business environment as well as the future development. 

That is why we have developed a tailored education program with the objective of leading to International Certified Future Strategist (ICFS) and a new job category in Europe. Until today, there has been no such profession in Europe and we see the urgent need for one to be developed and explored, should Europe be able to successfully compete with other regions of the world. Only by understanding the rapidly changing and increasingly complex world can companies, organisations and public authorities take a lead. The Future Strategist is vital to this aim.

Five leading European futures consultancies jointly developed the ICFS program. The program was run in spring of 2014 (in Brussels), 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020 (in Stockholm) with participants from several European countries. The ICFS course is divided into 4 modules, each 3 days, with intensive home assignments in-between.

Certification is optional. In order to get the certificate, home assignments and oral presentations have to be performed during the course. Through a combination of lectures, workshops, peer discussions, and home assignments, the participants learn the skills and methods needed for running futures oriented strategy work in their own organisations.

Please consult the dedicated website for more information.