Choose your region

Strategize like a Futurist

Online Interactive

Better navigate strategically in the world

Learn how to bring futures thinking and foresight into strategy. Empower yourself with tools, techniques, and mindset to better navigate strategically in a world where many factors come together in complex ways to create surprising futures. 


This course is a popular choice for decision-makers, innovation managers, strategic planners, business developers, designers, and people who want to get a head-start working strategically with the future.

  • check Futures Thinking & Foresight
  • check Dynamics of Change
  • check Futures Mindset
  • check Decision-making
Futures Thinking
CIFSxHI logo
Tyler Vanderwal

Got questions?

Book a call with Tyler.
I'm here to help find the best solution for you.

Explore Fall Courses 2024 with a special offer!

Sign up to receive an exclusive 30% discount for all courses in fall.

Enroll as a team

Speak to one of our Course Specialists to find out if you qualify for a special group price.


About the course


What you will learn

Using the future expand_more expand_less

Become familiar with how to “use the future” through strategic foresight and why the capability to develop insights about future alternatives to guide strategic thinking has never been more important. Become aware of how future fallacies and cognitive biases distort our futures thinking and often lead to a path-dependent approach to the future, based on obsolete and misguided assumptions.

Exploring dynamics of change expand_more expand_less

Learn the process of exploring dynamics of change as the “bedrock”-practice of strategic foresight, e.g. by applying the Futures Triangle as an explorative tool.

Discovering key strategic uncertainties expand_more expand_less

The future is inherently uncertain and decision-making under uncertainty is difficult. Learn how to identify and make sense of the uncertainties that matter the most, by understanding the degree of uncertainty surrounding impactful strategic issues.

Building futures scenarios expand_more expand_less

Learn how to frame and develop viable alternative futures scenarios and discover alternative futures perspectives that have relevance for present-day decision-making. 

Transitioning from foresight to strategy expand_more expand_less

Learn how to understand the strategic implications of alternative futures and how to transition from foresight outcomes into futures-informed strategic decision-making – in comparison to traditional strategy approaches.

Be inspired to inspire the change expand_more expand_less

Small steps can eventually make a big impact! Be inspired to find ways to operationalize your newfound strategic foresight skills and insights into your existing work, team, or organizational culture.

Learning Outcomes

By the time you finish this course you should have acquired you’ll have acquired the following knowledge and skills, which you’ll be able to use right away in your work, or add to your resumé:

  • Futures thinking and foresight: 
    Understand futures thinking and foresight fundamentals – including key concepts, tools, and techniques from the futures thinking and foresight toolbox. And understand the business value of strategic foresight and why organizations that cultivate a culture of strategic foresight fare better in the face of ongoing uncertainty.

  • Make sense of change: 
    Gain the ability to spot and make sense of change and critical uncertainties influencing your future strategic environment. As well as learn a structured process and tools for understanding dynamics of change, planning for alternative scenarios, and futures-orienting organizational strategy.

  • Decision-making: 
    Develop the ability to frame and develop viable alternative futures scenarios that have relevance for decision-making and become more conscious of how our understanding of the future guides our strategic decision-making in the present.

  • Cognitive biases: 
    Enhance your awareness of how cognitive biases and path-dependent thinking impair our ability to see beyond existing systems and thinking patterns, and be empowered to think about the future from new perspectives.

  • "Futures mindset": 
    Cultivate a “futures mindset” for your own futures thinking, which will lower the mental barriers for integrating futures thinking and foresight into your own workflow, team, or organizational culture. 
Receive and Share Your Certificate

You’ll receive a Professional Certificate via the Accredible platform within 1-2 weeks after completing the course.

Certificates are configured for uploading and sharing on LinkedIn or downloading as PDF.

mockup certificate hyper island-min


Simon Fuglsang Østergaard

Simon has been part of Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies since 2016 and has led and participated in many advisory projects exploring long-term strategic implications through scenario planning, trend analysis, and strategic foresight broadly. He has worked with high-level national and international clients and stakeholders across business and society, helping organizations challenge outdated beliefs and misguided assumptions about the future, to enhance preparedness and strategic decision-making. On a day-to-day basis, Simon works intensively with exploring how shifts in technology, demographics and people’s behavior raise critical uncertainties for societies and businesses across the board. Simon brings his experience with working with strategic foresight and futures-oriented issues to our Applied Strategic Foresight course.

Thomas Reibke
Thomas Reibke

Thomas is an experienced and awarded organizational consultant and change facilitator, who works from a holistic perspective, and bases his work on establishing frameworks that support groups and individuals to learn and grow collectively. He has worked with teams and leaders, to increase their innovative capacities, and lead organizational transformation processes. Companies and organizations with whom Thomas has facilitated transformation programmes include Unilever, IKEA, Adidas, Google, Target, Swedbank, General Mills, Wyden&Kennedy, BBDO, DDB etc. Thomas is a graduated Kaospilot and holds an MA in Cultural and Creative Leadership from University of Portsmouth UK.


We help leaders from all over the world to drive meaningful change.

BT Clients Logo 2021


Anne Verdaasdonk - Course participants

 “It was very hands on, with many tools you can immediately start applying in your workplace. I valued the opportunity to discuss day-to-day situations with the community. Having had the time to work with the learnings for a few months after I finished the course, both the learnings and tools are enabling better teamwork for our team.”

Read More


Anne Verdaasdonk

Senior Digital Producer at Etcetera

Domenico Dargenio - Course participant

"I found the course to be highly experiential. I enjoyed the design of the journey, which was emotional and built on deep connections. It exceeded my expectations in every way, particularly as I didn’t know much about Hyper Island prior to joining. My experience helped to ‘validate’ the course/product for me and I was positively surprised."


Read more

Domenico Dargenio

Consultant at Dardo Consulting

Nina Enroth - Course Participant

"Before taking the course I had been interested in the subject and studied bits and pieces here and there, so it was luxurious to be able to just enjoy the ride and suck in all the information. Most of what I learned I use at work daily. The course was an awesome experience for me."

Read More

Nina Enroth

Account Director and Change Consultant at Ellun Kanat

Liam James - Course participant

"Each chapter of the course was crafted in a very purposeful way. Going into this with a growth mindset was key because it allowed me to be totally open to new ideas and approaches. Regardless of how much experience another course member had, there seemed to always be something to learn from each other."

Read More

Liam James

Copywriter, Voice Over Artist & Storytelling Strategist




Build, create and experiment by creating opportunities to get hands on with the underpinnings of what’s driving change in business.



Providing the essential communication techniques to realize inclusion and empathy for others through active listening, feedback and effective dialogue.



Experiences rooted in the foundational tools, theory and models around group dynamics and team development such as IMGD (Integrated Model of Group Development).



Developing critical reflection habits for individuals and teams provides opportunity to amplify experience and outcomes.

Want to get notified about our events?

Join our mailing list for tips, events, and opportunities.