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Do you want to think about the future with more creativity and optimism? Do you want to see what’s coming faster, so you can be better prepared for disruptions and more in control of your future? Do you want to get better at changing what’s possible today – in your company, your industry, your community, and in your own life?

This Specialization will introduce you to the practice of futures thinking, as developed and applied for the past 50 years by the Institute for the Future, a Silicon-Valley-based research and learning group founded in 1968. You’ll master essential foresight techniques. You’ll meet leading professional futurists. And you’ll choose one or more future topics you want to investigate with your new foresight skills.

The Futures Thinking specialization is for anyone who wants to spot opportunities for innovation and invention faster. You can gain the skills and confidence to help YOU become someone who makes the future, instead of letting the future happen to you. You'll develop a more future-oriented mindset to make positive changes in your own life, as you start to see new possibilities more clearly and craft the personal future you want.

This specialization is based on the “How to Think Like a Futurist” workshops taught by Jane McGonigal, PhD for Stanford University Continuing Studies. By taking this specialization, you'll have access to key lessons and tools from the Institute for the Future’s professional “Foresight Training” certification program.

Certificados compartilháveis
Tenha o certificado após a conclusão
Cursos 100% on-line
Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Cronograma flexível
Definição e manutenção de prazos flexíveis.
Nível iniciante
Aprox. 6 meses para completar
3 horas/semana sugeridas
Inglês
Legendas: Inglês
Certificados compartilháveis
Tenha o certificado após a conclusão
Cursos 100% on-line
Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Cronograma flexível
Definição e manutenção de prazos flexíveis.
Nível iniciante
Aprox. 6 meses para completar
3 horas/semana sugeridas
Inglês
Legendas: Inglês

Este Programa de cursos integrados contém 5 cursos

Curso1

Curso 1

Ready, Set, Future! Introduction to Futures Thinking

4.8
estrelas
305 classificações
111 avaliações
Curso2

Curso 2

Forecasting Skills: See the Future Before it Happens

4.8
estrelas
144 classificações
40 avaliações
Curso3

Curso 3

Simulation Skills: This is Your Brain on the Future

4.9
estrelas
104 classificações
24 avaliações
Curso4

Curso 4

Collaborative Foresight: How to Game the Future

4.8
estrelas
55 classificações
10 avaliações

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Perguntas Frequentes – FAQ

  • If you subscribed, you get a 7-day free trial during which you can cancel at no penalty. After that, we don’t give refunds, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • You can work at your own pace and move through the five courses as quickly or slowly as you want. We estimate that if you have 2-3 hours a week to spend learning, you will complete the entire Specialization in 20 weeks.

  • No background knowledge is necessary. This specialization is for everyone!

  • Yes, we recommend you take the courses in order. Lessons will refer back to previously learned skills and content.

  • No.

  • You will be able to use the Foresight-Insight-Action cycle to anticipate what's coming, imagine new possibilities, and plan action to shape the future. You will have developed expertise in six different futures thinking tools, and practiced five different styles of futures thinking: forecasting, scenario design, artifact creation, collaborative gaming and simulation. You will also join our alumni community, and receive invitations to ongoing free webinars, be able to download our newest future forecasts, and participate in other learning opportunities!

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