Excuse me, have we met? Weren’t you the one questioning leadership at the last company town hall? The so-called “squeaky wheel” that’s forever pushing back on the status quo? The person that the organization has learned to avoid, undermine, or even silence? Oh, yeah, we definitely know you, and we feel your pain.

You’re a bona fide change agent.

While others are terrified at the prospect of doing things differently, you are always ready to face the unknown head on. And yet you’re restricted by individuals and processes that constantly resist change.

But here’s the thing: you’re exactly what this world needs.

Experts from many different industries and disciplines have agreed that we are in the midst of an unprecedented global shift that is redefining the way that we work, learn, and govern.

In this landscape of extreme volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, leaders find themselves in flux. Most of them are paralyzed, attempting to lay low until things “settle down.” However, as a change agent, you are aware that we are in a “new normal” that operates from a completely different set of rules. And this is why you are so important to your organization, your community, and your family.

In a world where we must learn how to disrupt before we are disrupted, your influence has never been needed more.

There’s just one problem.

Even though YOU have the right mindset to tackle this era of unparalleled change, you’ve struggled to sway others up to this point. Although you’ve been passionate, uplifting, and inspirational, that’s not enough to convince and convert those around you that seem to be stuck in a previous era.

You need backup—a network of like-minded professionals who can share the language, the tools, and the mindset to help you grow into an influential change agent.

What is The Futures School?

This backup comes in the form of The Futures School—a 3-day certificate training course on Futures Thinking (also known as Strategic Foresight).

Futures Thinking is a critical skill that is quickly gaining importance in business, governance, and society worldwide. It’s a movement spearheaded by people like you who recognize that to get ahead in our rapidly changing environment, we need to stop guessing. We need to take precise action today based on a more robust understanding of what could happen 10, 20, or 50 years from now.

Futures Thinkers constantly look for emerging trends and issues—indicators of different ways the future might unfold. They then leverage those insights to test strategy, develop breakthrough innovations, and create transformative change.

Historically, Futures Thinking or Strategic Foresight has been inaccessible, hidden away in academic circles and small groups within large companies like Royal Dutch Shell and Walt Disney International.

Futurists Frank Spencer and Yvette Montero Salvatico developed the company-wide futures program at The Walt Disney Company. Since that time, they developed a way to democratize this skill so that everyone can learn to think like a futurist.

While others are terrified at the prospect of doing things differently, you are always ready to face the unknown head on. And yet you’re restricted by individuals and processes that constantly resist change.

For young change agents, this program carries additional benefits:

1) Network with like-minded individuals

Right now, you may be the only one pushing against the status quo, constantly thinking, “There’s got to be a better way!” It can be a lonely feeling, but at The Futures School, you’ll find relief and inspiration in connecting with fellow disruptors, innovators, and rebels.

As an alumnus of the program, you will continue to have access to your new tribe long after the program so you’ll never feel alone again.

2) Find your voice

You’re naturally inclined to think like a futurist. You’re an early adopter of new ideas, models, and technologies, and you get very excited at the prospect of spearheading the next big thing. You know that intentionally thinking about future opportunities should be a normal part of your organization’s development. And yet, this passion remains more of a feeling rather than a fully formed initiative. The Futures School can give you the language to communicate your

And yet, this passion remains more of a feeling rather than a fully formed initiative. The Futures School can give you the language to communicate your avant-garde ideas to leaders who are stuck in a previous era.

You’ll gain practical tools to create the business case for change.

3) Gain a competitive advantage

You’ve most likely come across the endless stream of books, blog posts, and talks listing the top skills of successful leaders: communication, collaboration, creativity, and so on. Those are all important, but these lists miss the crucial skill for success in an environment of rapid change—Strategic Foresight.

Many of today’s leaders don’t have this skill, and many of your colleagues emulating those leaders are also going to miss the boat. With a foresight certificate, you’re the obvious choice to lead an organization that’s agile, disruptive, and constantly surpassing the competition.

Even in the interim, the lessons learned at The Futures School empower you to be a leader among your peers, helping them develop a Futures Thinking mindset for themselves.

All around the world, companies are turning to Futures Thinking to break through the resistance to change that has frustrated passionate people like yourself for a long time. The Futures School can give you the toolkit, the mindset, and the network you need to take advantage of today’s unprecedented change. It’s up to you to take the next step:

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