Between November 2013 and May 2014, the pilot course of the ICFS has been run in Brussels with more than 20 participants. Here are some quotes that reflect the participants’ thoughts on the ICFS course experience.


“The ICFS provided me with a solid method and definitely a very strong strategic insight, which enables me to make the right decisions in my business”, Michael E. Nalbantis (Helional, GREECE)


“I really like the composition in the room: we are from different countries, different cultures, which gives us different angles and views to look at the definitions and how to work with the different tools that we learn”, Maria Fiskerud (Akzo Nobel AB, SWEDEN)


“One of the main take aways is a more systematic approach of looking at the big picture by basically splitting it into smaller pieces and combining them to create a bigger entity and vision”, Micke Nordman (Scandinavian Business Design Oy, FINLAND)


”I would definitely recommend this course to other people. If you like working in company development or organisational development, and interested in the future, then this course is really key”, Rikard Wallin (NCAB Group Sweden AB, SWEDEN)


”I like this course very much because the interaction between the participants provides real insights into how vision making and strategy development works in different countries, and that’s a great advantage of this course”, Rudy Uwland (Provincie Gelderland, THE NETHERLANDS)


“The really interesting thing of the course is that it is not a set method, it is a way of thinking that you can adapt to different types of problems. So, it is a set of principles that are applicable whether you work in the private sector, in the public sector, for a small company, or large company, and dealing with problems that are very outcome focused”, Martin Whittles (Westminster City Council, UK)


”The most useful thing I have learned from this course is to get the whole picture of how to structure work. When you are talking about scenarios and vision and the whole process, it’s excellent to have the whole picture, and to have the different tools to use in different stages, and that’s great”, Catharina Millmarker (The Swedish Fortifications Agency, SWEDEN)