Course Description

2-Day Futures Thinking for Strategy Development Course (Certificate)

Today, we’re living in the most turbulent times we’ve ever seen. As a business leader, you need to ask yourself: Do you comprehend the implications of all emerging trends on your business? Do you possess the knowledge to make informed decisions for long-term investments? If you’re unsure about such questions, it’s time to focus on building a strong innovation strategy that ensures your business remains adaptable, competitive, and prepared for sustained growth in today’s uncertain world.

3 reasons why you can’t afford to miss our ‘Futures Thinking for Strategy Development’ Training:

  1. Design your future: Acquire the skills to look beyond the hype and identify the relevant emerging trends that will shape your future.
  2. Take action today: Understand business priorities, make confident decisions today to ensure success tomorrow.
  3. Thrive in the future: Understand how to navigate future business environments effectively, where to adapt and where to lead.

Early Bird Price

€ 1.495,00


No preparation time



Standard Price

€ 1.595,00


2 days, 8 hours

Course type

In person

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About this course

Futures Thinking uses the exploration of emerging changes and trends to transform them in far and near future scenarios. This training will take a specific topic as a starting point and use a set of Futures Thinking tools like Horizon Scanning, Future Wheels and Future Scenarios to explore different possible futures. Design Thinking will be introduced as an integral element throughout the training to translate future trends into reality and tangible, actionable strategic initiatives.

What you'll learn

This course will help you to feel and understand how to turn trends into actionable strategies for innovation. You will gain hands-on practice using tools and approaches to come to future scenarios. Based upon these scenarios you will learn to develop strategies to deal with these different futures. As Design Thinking is at the core of everything we do it will be part of this Course as well however in a light touch way.

Day 1: Framing and Scanning

Team Dynamics Energizer
Masterclass Futures Thinking Coach
Challenge Introduction / Framing

Trends and emerging changes
Exploring impact
Making it human

Day 2: Forecasting and Visioning

Jobs to be Done & Visioning
Scenario Planning

Strategic directions
Wrap-up & Reflection

Participant profile

This course is designed for:

Innovation Professionals...

…seeking how to explore different futures to enrich their innovation process

Strategic Thinkers and Doers...

…needing guidance to further develop their Futures Thinking muscle as part of a Strategy building effort

Executives or Decision Makers...

…wanting to understand how Futures Thinking can help them in enriching the Strategy building process

Meet your coaches

Our expert Facilitators have extensive experience in implementing approaches such as Design Thinking and Agile in organizations and will share their experience and practical examples during the course.

Ilya Broekhuizen

Strategic Innovator

Ilya has extensive experience with designing and leading Strategic Innovation, Venture Building, Digital Strategy and Digital Transformation in global companies and scale-ups. She frequently uses Strategic Foresight, Design Thinking and Customer Immersion to deliver sustainable yet transformative business growth.

Federica Foroni

Design Strategist & Advisor

Federica has more than 10 years of experience advising various organizations on design strategy, marketing, and innovation. She holds master's degrees in Philosophy and Business, having completed her studies with a dissertation focused on strategy and future scenarios. Currently, Federica offers advisory services to companies and teaches at applied universities such as Communication Multimedia and Design or Creative Entrepreneurship.

Jeroen van der Weide

Partner DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam

Jeroen is a Partner & Senior Facilitator at DT Academy. He is a driving force when it comes to facilitating teams, designing creative processes, and brainstorm sessions. He has an MA in Dutch Theatre, Film & Communications.

Adela Cristea

Co-Founder DesignThinkers Academy Eastern Europe

Co-Founder and Facilitator at DT Academy Eastern Europe. She is an experienced business consultant teaching entrepreneurship and leadership within corporate environments.

Tim Schuurman

Co-Owner DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam

As co-owner of DT Academy, Tim has extensive experience in designing and implementing concepts, holding a MBA & MSc in Business and Financial Management.


After successful completion of the course, participants are awarded a DesignThinkers Academy Certificate and you can celebrate your achievement. All tools and materials will be available after the course for personal use.


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2-Day Futures Thinking for Strategy Development Course (Certificate)


2-Day Futures Thinking for Strategy Development Course (Certificate)

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Tailor-made coaching around your challenge