Learn to Forecast trends
Knocked sideways by COVID? Didn't expect to be spending your money on a home gym, instead of that yoga retreat? Or having to pivot your customer events into at-home experience boxes (team pizza making via Zoom, anyone?). You are wondering how you can be better prepared for what could come next?
Let's nurture a world of proactive, future focused optimists. This powerful combination of training and 1-1 consultancy will disrupt your current habits and revolutionise your approach to work and life - to make you stronger, more adaptable and relevant for the future.
"We came to Jill looking for skills in trend forecasting. What we came away with was a totally new future's mindset that we've applied to our client work, our own business and frankly, our personal lives too!"
Emily Ames, Co-founder of Sonder & Tell
Everyday Futurist course
Learn to anticipate the future and apply the skills to your daily work (and life)
5 week course + 1-1 consultancy
5000 dkk / £579
#1: 27th April - 25th May
#2: October / November
Everything you need to know
WHAT is it?
This is an exciting 5 week programme that will shift your mindset and up-skill you to think and work like a futurist - every day. You’ll be trained in the essential trend forecasting skills and tools that transform the way you approach your work - and probably your life, too.
WHO is it for?
Individuals (if you are a small team or business looking for a private course, please contact me as I do that too.) You could be in an established career and want to up-skill; an entrepreneur or in a start-up and need to multi-task or a graduate wanting top-up knowledge. Or, you might be curious about how you could think differently about your career and life.
Learn how to research, forecast and use trends and insight in your daily work
Understand and be able to use essential skills and processes for trend research and foresight
Ensure relevance in the future with the ability to define opportunities for you, your business and your customers
Build a daily ‘futures habit’ that will give your work an edge
Significantly improve your ability to think and work with the future in mind
Establish a routine of daily futures habits that will make your work noticeably more strategic
Experience and develop a fresh and forward-thinking perspective on challenges and opportunities
Be better skilled to create positive solutions to problems for people and planet
Gain confidence in your ideas and strength in your negotiations
Reasons to do it
Any of these sound familiar?
Struggling to see what your role or career or business or industry will look like in 6 months, a year or 10 years time?
Want to get out of the cycle of always discussing short term issues instead of the long term?
Find it hard to spot opportunities for growth and new ideas because you don’t know where to look or how to interpret what you find?
Feel ill-equipped for work and a career in the modern workplace, and need to up-skill yourself with a 21st century skill? (future thinking is one of them)
Think the future is a guessing game, and want to know how to apply more rigour to strategic projects and business plans?
Knocked sideways by COVID? Do you need to pivot but don’t know which direction?
Contemplating a career change but don’t know where or what or how?
Dates & Times
1.5 hour live session every Tuesday between 27/4/21 - 25/5/21, plus 2 private consultancy sessions at times chosen by you (within reason!).
It's hard to find a time that suits everyone! I am based in Denmark but I know that if you are in certain places then the times are far from ideal, I am sorry :( But, the sessions will be recorded and your consultancy time can be at (almost) any time you choose.
27th April 2021 13.00-14.30 CEST (GMT+1)
4th May 2021 13.00-14.30 CEST (GMT+1)
11th May 2021 13.00-14.30 CEST (GMT+1) + 30 minutes 1-1 consultancy
18th May 2021 13.00-14.30 CEST (GMT+1) + 30 minutes 1-1 consultancy
25th May 2021 13.00-14.30 CEST (GMT+1)
WHERE it happens
Online, via Zoom (where else?!).
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Are timings flexible? To an extent. Your consultancy time is entirely flexible. The session times are fixed but will be recorded so if you can’t make it, you’ll be able to view the recording.
How much time do I have to commit each week? 1 hour live ‘teaching’ session plus 1.5 hour (recommended minimum) of your own study and skill practice, guided by worksheets and tasks.
Is it live or recorded? This is ‘live’ learning: A combination of face to face training and individual consultancy time with Jill.
How will I learn? They will be a mixture of taught theory, individual practical work and group discussion in the session (this is encouraged but not mandatory, so don’t panic!). The weekly sessions are supplemented with reading and worksheets to complete in between, to serve different learning styles.
Do I interact with other people? The weekly sessions take place in an online group, as they would be in a live physical environment. This enhances the learning experience for everyone as we benefit from each other’s insights, views and experiences. There is no enforced group work, nor breakout rooms ;) However, collaboration and combined brainpower is an essential part of great trend research and forecasting, so conversation between fellow learners is encouraged!
Cultivate a foresight led team
This is for you
If you are looking to up-skill your team’s future thinking abilities, so everyone is responsible for where you go next.
WHAT is it?
The Everyday Futurist programme is adapted, made bespoke to the needs of your business and delivered in-house. Please get in touch for details.