Courses are postponed until further notice. Should you be interested in course-participation you are encouraged to sign-up as we will keep you updated when we have dates confirmed.

Are your organisation's management team and employees ready for the challenges you face? We train our course participants to meet and create their future through professional upskilling in areas such as trend analysis, scenario planning, strategy, social media, HR and innovation. All courses are balanced between relevant theory and tangible tools that can be easily implemented in your everyday life immediately. Our basis for the course planning is The Copenhagen Method, which is action-oriented, dialogue-based and dynamic.

Our course leaders are skilled communicators who simultaneously work with strategic and future-oriented issues for the institute’s members and project customers. Thus, the courses consist not only of theoretical knowledge but also practical experience and understanding of the reality in organisations and companies.

In addition to the open courses that you can see on this page, we also offer courses tailored to your organisation or business if you want to work closely with your colleagues on a tailored or company-specific challenge. Please contact Carsten Beck for further information. See our guidelines for courses here.

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Future studies as a tool in strategic risk management

This is a fully virtual course.

Following your participation in the course, you will be equipped with tools and structured processes to ensure that risk management is not limited to known operational and market risks, but also addresses longer term emerging strategic threats.

  • June 10 2020 9.00 am - 4.00 pm CET

Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies / Instituttet for Fremtidsforskning Amaliegade 5C, 1256 Copenhagen K

From Megatrends and Scenarios to Strategy

Now in Copenhagen AND Dubai!

Our ‘From megatrends and scenarios to strategy course’ is a popular choice for decision makers, designers, strategic planners, and people who want to get a head-start working strategically with future insights and uncertainties.

Over the last three iterations of the course we have an average satisfaction rating of 4.8 out of 5.0. If you have questions, reach out to Carsten Beck or sign-up before your industry’s disruptor – seats sell out quickly.

The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS) is a world leader in applying futures studies and foresight methodologies to client specific challenges. In this course, participants will learn CIFS’s approach to megatrend and scenario processes. It will provide you with a thorough introduction into how megatrends and scenarios can be applied to strategy, innovation and risk management.

  • June 15-16 2020 9.00 am - 4.30 pm CET

Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, Amaliegade 5C, 1256 Copenhagen K



We are a leading global advisory firm in the use of futurist methods developed to solve strategic organisational challenges. Our clients include some of the world’s largest organisations.


Talks & courses

Inspire your participants with insights into the trends shaping the future — book us for inspirational talks, keynote presentations or courses on future developments.

Talks & courses


The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS) is a self-owned membership organisation. The member circle consists of future-oriented organisations and institutions.