International Certified Future Strategist programme 2019

Save your spot in the International Certified Future Strategist programme 2019 in Stockholm


Take part in an international course taught by business professionals from five European countries, with more than 15 years of experience each in the fields of future studies and strategy.

The International Certified Future Strategist ICFS is targeted at companies and organisations wishing to build the necessary in-house expertise for developing futures perspectives and strategy, and at individuals who want to enhance and impact their career path by learning and developing these skills.

Individuals attending the course will learn the skills and knowledge needed to address the challenges facing their organisation, including: how to assess change, how to create scenarios, how to develop strategy, and how to implement and communicate change.


”If you’re working in company or organisational development and interested in the
future, then this course is really key.” Rikard Wallin, Sweden

“The learning-style is very hands-on and assignments quite challenging, so after getting the certification you’ll have a feeling of real accomplishment.” Jonas Kronlund, Finland


The ICFS programme duration is approximately five months, with four modules of three days face-to-face teaching each. The 2019 course is held in Stockholm. The course practitioners come from five European consultancy companies  who work in the fields of future studies, scenarios, visions, strategy, communication and organisational development with more than 15 years of experience. 

The schedule for 2019 is the following:

  • Module 1: Environmental analysis (30 January–1 February 2019)
  • Module 2: Scenarios (13–15 March 2019)
  • Module 3: Vision & strategy analysis (10–12 April 2019)
  • Module 4: Strategy & action (15–17 May 2019)


The course is a tailored executive education programme with an emphasis on learning in an international environment. The course is best suited to individuals in management positions, who have a responsibility to shape and enhance strategic thinking within their company. At the end of the course, participants who have completed the required assignments and presentations are  able to get a formal certification which confirms their ability to proficiently use the techniques taught on the course.

For more information, download the 2019 ICFS course brochure here or visit the programme website


How to apply

For registration, please contact Jari Puhakka, Senior Partner of Capful (040 5622 675) or You can also arrange a personal demonstration by leaving us your contact information – we will be happy to tell you more about the program.



Nette Lehtinen appointed as CEO of Capful Ltd

Capful Ltd, a forerunner of strategic scenario planning in Finland, has appointed Nette Lehtinen (30) as the company’s new CEO, effective as of August 1st, 2018. Having previously worked as Managing Consultant at Capful, Lehtinen has a strong background in advising Finnish and multinational companies in the fields of business strategy, future scenarios and market disruption. Lehtinen holds Master’s degrees in both Economics and Social Sciences, and she is currently finishing business analytics and economics studies in Harvard Business School’s HBX programme. Lehtinen will continue to work from Amsterdam and Helsinki. (The article continues after the photo)

“Capful’s extensive experience in strategic scenario planning provides a solid base for building new growth and strengthening our market position further. We are uniquely positioned to advise clients in increasingly turbulent and uncertain business environments,” says Lehtinen.

“Like our clients’ industries, the management consulting industry is also facing digital transformation and other transformative changes. Capful is confronting these changes with new solutions and services that help our clients be strategically better prepared. Our skilled team, collaborative approach and client-oriented values ‘Second Mile’ and ‘Standard of Excellence’ will continue to steer us forward in serving our clients.”


“We are excited to have Nette Lehtinen as our new CEO,” says Arto Kaunonen, Chairman of Capful’s Board of Directors. “I’ve had the opportunity to watch Nette grow as a leader at Capful. She brings a strong track record and extensive management consulting experience from her current position, and she has the ability to inspire and connect with clients as well as colleagues. I also want to thank CEO Jari Puhakka most warmly for his leadership. Jari will continue to serve as Capful’s Senior Partner and board member.”

International Certified Future Strategist programme 2017

Save your spot in the 2017 ICFS course

Together with several partners around Europe we have developed a unique programme for future strategists. Each partner has specific expertise and experience in future studies, in training methodologies and in evaluation techniques. The future related methods used in the programme are developed by Kairos Future, a leading European consultancy in the field of future studies and strategy development, and the methods have been practiced in Sweden for more than 15 years.

The partners consists of five consultancy companies from Sweden, Finland, UK, Belgium, and Greece. The partners all work for strengthening Europe’s industry and society and work in the fields of future studies, scenarios, visions, strategy, communication, and organisational development. The partners have long track record in working with private enterprises and public organisations, on local, regional and national levels. The five partners are:

Kairos Future, ShiftN, Shared Intelligence, Emetris, Capful.


The duration of the International Certified Future Strategist (ICFS) course is in the range of 5 months, 3 days at a time at regular intervals with home assignments in between.

The ICFS modules and dates are the following:

  • Module 1: Environmental analysis (25-27 January 2017)
  • Module 2: Scenarios (8-10 March 2017)
  • Module 3: Vision & strategy analysis (5-7 April 2017)
  • Module 4: Strategy & action (10-12 May 2017)


The programme fee for the ICFS course is €7,000 (all prices are excluding VAT). This is inclusive of lunches and course materials, but exclusive of travel and related costs.

Read more about how you can apply here.

You can download the 2017 course brochure here.






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