Course Overview

The Futures Thinking 101 Live Learning Session is a unique opportunity for you to experience the power of foresight in charting the futures you want. The workshop is an organic and participatory learning space where you travel and learn how to immerse in the future to innovate and transform today.



Why This Course

“He who predicts the future lies even if he tells the truth” Arab Proverb

  • Futures Thinking is a MUST in a post-pandemic world where everything is uncertain.

  • Futures Thinking is valuable personal and organization competency in the twenty-first century.

  • The Future is an asset, a resource, and a tool for self and social transformation.

Who Is This Course For

  • If you're a Leader in your Organization, a C-Suite Executive, a Corporate Manager, an Entrepreneur, or just someone who wants to shape the future with precise research-based methods, then this course is for you!

Meet your Instructor

Professor Shermon Cruz

  • Prof. Shermon Cruz is one of Asia's leading global futurists and the only Filipino futurists with full membership in the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Prof. Cruz was recently elected to the board of directors of the Association of Professional Futurists, a global futurists organization with 500 members from over 40 countries. 
  • Chief Futurist and Director of the Center For Engaged Foresight, a premier global futures thinking and strategic foresight consulting firm based in Manila. 
  • Co-founder, Lead Futurist, and Vice President of the Philippine Futures Thinking Society, professional futures thinking organization in the Philippines.
  • Chair of the Millennium Project Philippines Node, an independent futures research think tank connected to The Millennium Project, a global foresight think tank that publishes the Global State of the Future Index and Work/Technology Futures 2050: Scenarios and Actions
  • Supervising Fellow Futures Thinking Program, Development Academy of the Philippines 
  • Senior Curator and Global Futures Literacy Expert at UNESCO
  • Served as a foresight consultant, expert, and resource to the Asian Development Bank, The Rockefeller Foundation, East-West Center, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP, United Nations Framework for Climate Change, Asia Pacific Foresight Group CSIRO Data 61, the National Academy of Science and Technology, Senate Committee on SDGs, Futures Thinking and Innovation etc.
  • Regional Editor, Journal of Futures Studies
  • Chair of the Asia Pacific Futures Network Regenerating Asia 2050 Summit attended by 100 futurists and 600 participants from different parts of the world. 
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Live Learning Series

What You'll Learn

  • Learn the basic concepts of futures thinking and become future literate.

  • Learn to use foundational futures thinking tools and methods to help you spot emerging issues, think creatively, and seize new opportunities.

  • Gain insights from actual case studies and emerging issues shaping the future.

  • Reflect, contemplate, and calibrate the way you and your organizations perceive, imagine, and create preferable futures and strategies

What you get?

This live learning session enables you to leap forward, to better imagine and make sense of the future.

  • Get 2 Sessions of 3-hour in-depth virtual workshops structured to develop successful learners

  • Get unlimited access to downloadable worksheets, lessons & takeways

  • Get unlimited access to Zoom video recording and transcripts

  • Download and share your Digital Certificate accredited by Engaged Foresight

  • Exclusive access to Esme Community of Professional Learners and Educators to network

  • Live Q&A with Shermon Cruz

  • Exclusive access to “student only” Shermon Cruz community

  • BONUS: Includes a Futures Thinking 101 workbook and toolkit developed by the Center for Engaged Foresight.

What students say

Case Studies & Testimonials

Reflections and testimonies from participants attending Prof. Shermon Cruz futures thinking workshops: 

 "I used to believe that life, the future is exceptionally meaningless. This changed because I learned that the future need not have a single outcome but rather endowed with multiple possibilities and meanings both negative and positive. The fact that the future is open, a blank slate, I can create new stories and meanings of life and change...the fact that you are alive in the present, you can do something to make your futures more diverse and meaningful".  

“I look forward to applying futures thinking in our strategic planning and visioning. It is a useful tool for us to help put things in proper perspective while also creatively analyzing problems and solutions.”

The future will always be the place for which you will feel the deepest affection, no matter who you are and where you are.” 

“I am impressed with the workshop design. The approach was varied, innovative, and creative. I am ready to be a catalyst. Now I feel extraordinary! We are motivated to innovate and be creative! Going and flying to 2040 is an amazing experience. It is empowering! We have planned of going to the moon as well! This I would say Let’s Go and make our preferred futures happen! Let’s head on to the future!”

For more about Prof. Shermon Cruz body of futures thinking and strategic foresight work, check

Pull Quotes 

“Are we short-term centric? Is the future colonized by fear, poverty of imagination and greed? If you assume yes, let’s cancel these assumptions by transforming our mindsets and ways of knowing the future.”  Prof. Shermon Cruz 

“Imagine if your future self or let’s say the future generations could speak to you, what would it tell you? What does it want you to see and understand? Imagine if you have the capacity to decrypt the future and make it ever-present? The future is a lived experience. We embody it. It resides within us.” Prof. Shermon Cruz  

Case Study Videos 

The Future is Now: Appreciating Strategic Foresight start at 23:49

Adaptive and Collaborative Leadership and Strategic Foresight Planning in Academic Institutions, start at 1:27:30 

Millennium Project Philippines Launch start at 6:44

The Philippines Futures Thinking Society Launch start at 47:47

Making the Future More Elastic start at 0:44

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