Together with several partners around Europe we have developed a unique programme for future strategists. Each partner has specific expertise and experience in future studies, in training methodologies and in evaluation techniques. The future related methods used in the programme are developed by Kairos Future, a leading European consultancy in the field of future studies and strategy development, and the methods have been practiced in Sweden for more than 15 years.

The partners consists of five consultancy companies from Sweden, Finland, UK, Belgium, and Greece. The partners all work for strengthening Europe’s industry and society and work in the fields of future studies, scenarios, visions, strategy, communication, and organisational development. The partners have long track record in working with private enterprises and public organisations, on local, regional and national levels. The five partners are:

Kairos Future, ShiftN, Shared Intelligence, Emetris, Capful.

In November 2013, a selected number of candidates were invited to take part in the pilot phase of the ICFS course. For each module we invited a few clients – end users – from each of the partners’ countries. Through training and learning by the end-users in future strategies, the end users themselves played a key role in the long-term development and adaptation of the ICFS to the future labor market needs.

The project started in October 2012 with the cooperation of five European organisations and was finished in September 2014. The first education programme was run between January and May 2015, the second one is running between January-May 2017 and the next one will be run in 2018.

The duration of the International Certified Future Strategist (ICFS) course is in the range of 5 months, 3 days at a time at regular intervals with home assignments in between.

The programme fee for the ICFS course is €7,000 (all prices are excluding VAT). This is inclusive of lunches and course materials, but exclusive of travel and related costs.

Read more about how you can apply here.