Course Description

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

Do you want to be able to feel and understand how to turn trends into actionable strategies for innovation? This 2-Day Futures Thinking for Strategy Development course provides you with the methodology and mindset to enrich your Strategy Development process.

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 a 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.

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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