CErtified Foresight Professional (CFP)

The Future Foresight Certification is based on a combination of methodological tools used for horizon scanning, creative thinking, idea generation, trend analysis, uncertainty tracking, weak signals detection, disruption alerts and scenario planning.

Level 1 of the certification journey comprises an overview of basic knowledge of future foresight, including fundamentals and literacy, the key premises and principles, as well as a comprehensive immersion into the main schools of thought and practice. Afterwards, Level 2 covers the end-to-end Foresight process using the S4 Futures framework, which encompasses four stages: Scoping, Scanning, Scenarios and Strategy. Finally, the last level of the Certification guides you to achieve the highest standard supported by personal mentoring sessions.

The skillset developed throughout the Certification focuses on building foresight capabilities, questioning participants’ current assumptions, key to achieve a balance between the analytical and the intuitive mindsets as well as the creative components of the process.

The Certification is strongly anchored in understanding challenges as major growth steppingstones for the future and it focuses on evidence-based future foresight, with uncertainties at its core, preventing variables that influence the medium and long term futures to be kept on a leash by traditional ways of thinking.


Design and Frame the Picture
• Audience, Teams, and Experts
• Attitudes and Work Environment
• Key Factors
• Focal Issue
• Time Horizon


Understand and Capture the Horizon

• Trends and Megatrends
• Uncertainties and Pre-determined
• Elements
• Weak Signals and Emergent Issues
• Wild Cards and Strategic Surprises
• Black Swans and Black Elephants


Planning and Building Alternative Futures
• Alternative Futures
• Scenario Building
• Matrix Approach
• Inductive Approach
• Morphological Approach
• Porter’s Approach
• Incremental Approach
• Extreme-World Method
• To The Best Of Our Knowledge Today Approach


Thinking and Executing

• Implications and Options
• Business Model Innovation
• Organizing the Collective Wish
• Strategy Execution
• Communication, Appropriation, and Monitoring

Obtain GIMI Certified Foresight Professional

Who should apply?

Individuals or practitioners are willing to understand the fundamentals of future foresight, know the main Schools that developed grounded theory on the subject, and explore the key concepts, processes, and tools of foresight and scenarios.

Eligibility requirements

No eligibility requirements for the Foresight Professional Certification | Level 1.
The Foresight Professional Certification | Level 1 is a pre-requisite to apply for the Foresight Leader Certification | Level 2.

Certification Fee/Pricing

  • Certified Foresight Professional: USD 550 (For Students: USD 350) a
    Recommended Foundation Workshop (Two-Days on-site OR Four Half-Days on-line and real-time)
  • Certified Foresight Leader: USD 550 (For Students: USD 350) a
    Recommended Visionary Workshop (Three-Days on-site OR Six Half-Days on-line and real-time)
  • Certified Chief Foresight Officer: Contact us for pricing details
    Recommended Individual Mentoring (Eight Sessions on-line and real-time)
  • Future Foresight Book of Knowledge | Level 1: USD 45 + shipping and printing fee Future
  • Foresight Book of Knowledge | Level 2: USD 45 + shipping and printing fee

Obtain GIMI Certified Foresight Professional

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