Become a Certified Foresight Professional



2 months
Start July 9th, 2021

Time Commitment

X hours per week
X online sessions

Program Fee

$ Regular price

$ Early sign-up

Why Become a Certified Foresight Professional?

The Certification is based on methodological tools used for horizon scanning, creative thinking, idea generation, trend analysis, uncertainty tracking, weak signals detection, disruption alerts and scenario planning.

The skillset developed throughout the Certification focuses on building foresight capabilities, questioning participants’ current assumptions, key to achieve a balance between the analytical and the intuitive mindsets as well as the creative components of the process.

The Certification is strongly anchored in understanding challenges as major growth steppingstones for the future. It focuses on evidence-based foresight, with uncertainties at its core, preventing variables that influence the medium and long term futures to be kept on a leash by traditional ways of thinking.

Learning Outcomes

  • Obtain a deeper understanding of business innovation

  • Gain confidence to work in ambiguity and uncertainty

  • Learn the process and basic tools for business innovation

  • Generate new growth options and execute ideas

  • Lead teams through the innovation process to drive results

Program Modules

1. Demystifying Innovation
  • Learn what business innovation is

  • Understand basic tools and techniques for practitioners to innovate

  • Get the right mindset to achieve success

2. Innovation Intent
  • Agree on where and where not to innovate

  • Define growth targets and strategic thrusts for breakthrough innovations

  • Understand the investment profile

3. Opportunity Insights
  • Determine the trends that could impact your business

  • Identify insights and idea fragments around the company, competitors, your partners, and the future

  • Organize and structure your work in a Business Opportunity Map

4. Fields of Play
  • Identify new areas for the organization to play in

  • Prioritize one of these Fields-of-Play

  • Develop your prioritized Field of Play to make it more understandable to others

5. Business Concepts
  • Identify new idea fragments around your Field of Play

  • Generate several new business concepts and sequence them

  • Conduct some initial due diligence to validate the prioritized concept

6. Business Case 
  • Understand what conditions need to be tested first to be successful

  • Summarize your business concept in a compelling, visually stimulating, and insightful way

  • Meet your organization’s internal conditions for new business development

2-Level Journey To Go From Knowledge To Mastery

Level 1 | Associate

Gain the knowledge and understand the tools and methodology

4 weeks with 7 x 3-hour eWorkshops guided by an innovation expert + 2-hour final exam.

eCOURSE: Learn the tools and process from an innovation expert and a guest speaker complemented with reading materials.

SIMULATION PROJECT: Put the knowledge into practice through a simulation project, and learn from other professionals.

EXAM: At the end of the lessons, assess your understanding of the methodology through a 2h online exam.

Level 2 | Professional

Master the process and tools by applying them to a real challenge

4 weeks to apply learnings to a real challenge of your interest, with 4 x 3h weekly check-ins

REAL PROJECT: Choose a real-world challenge from your organization or topic of interest and apply the tools and process to solve it, with weekly check-ins for feedback.

CASE STUDY: Build a case study by documenting your process and learnings.

EVALUATION: Submit the case study for evaluation and get feedback from experts.



Antonio Alvarenga 

Antonio is an international consultant, professor, and researcher that has been working In the Foresight scenarios, strategy, and innovation fields for the past 20 years with different responsibilities.

He is the founder and CEO of Alva R&C, a consulting company specialized in Foresight Scenario Planning and working with organizations and people to explore the full potential of strategy-relevant futures. 

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Past Guest Speakers

Ronald Jonash

Strategic Manager

Julius Bautista

Strategic Manager
Executive Director

Patricia Amaral

Executive Director
Executive Director

Babatunde Akindele

Executive Director

Jessica Day

Corporative Manager

Juan Felipe Gonzalez

Corporative Manager

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Why GIMInstitute?

GIMI is a global nonprofit professional organization driving standards for innovation management that leverage a range of core frameworks and competencies. We teach the next generation of innovators how to successfully discover innovation breakthroughs, accelerate results and build a new set of professional skills. Our mission is to help individuals, companies and regions develop world-class innovation and innovation management capabilities. 

As part of the GIMI Certification Network you will be able to: 
  • Advance your career and stand out 

  • Increase your value to your organization 

  • Access GIMI’s global innovation ecosystem and best practices

  • Network and share experiences with other innovation professionals 

More than 10,000 professionals have been certified in GIMI’s programs, representing 1,500 companies from Fortune 500.

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