Strategic Foresight

Learn how to predict, anticipate, and create the Future to lead organizational changes


8 weeks

Weekly study:

6 hours



Strategic Foresight and Innovation course teaches companies and individuals to predict the future, prepare for it and create new products, services, and business models that would harness political, economic, social, and technological mega tendencies that reshape our world. Participants will learn how to contemplate new tendencies in corporate strategies and how to prepare for various possible scenarios in the future.

Upon course completion, participants will be able to use Strategic Foresight as a tool to identify business opportunities through the creation and analysis of future scenarios both for industries and organizations. In addition, the course explores the major trends that already reshape or have the potential to reshape our future, such as Open Innovation, Autonomous Vehicles, Augmented Intelligence, Robotics, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Printing, Crowdsourcing, and many more.

How will you learn

This course is prepared in a partnership with Disruptive Foresight – an international consulting company based in Spain.

You will be guided through a carefully designed step-by-step process that will prepare you for a position of Chief Future Officer and give you main tools and knowledge to become a Futurist.:

After you grasp the main aspects of future forecasting and strategic alignment, you’ll have an option to participate in a real-time internship at the Disruptive Foresight Consulting, where you will apply all the newly acquired knowledge on real-life projects of the firm.

What will you achieve

By the end of the course you will:

  • Learn to think like a Futurist

  • Build your forecasting skills

  • Learn to read signals to spot new opportunities and threats

  • Learn to thrive in uncertain and volatile times

  • Think more creatively and optimistically

  • Develop new strategies for your organizations or personal life

Upon completing the course, you will receive issued certificates from both VISTU and Disruptive Foresight about completion of the course and personal reference letter regarding your work during the internship.

Who is this course for

  • University students at all levels and areas (Business and Engineering)

  • Executives and managing personal of manufacturing, service, and government organizations

Who will you learn with

Valery Chistov

CEO of Disruptive Foresight

Valery Chistov is the CEO of Disruptive Foresight, an international consulting & training company dedicated to companies preparation for disruptive changes in their industries and designing competitive internal innovation management systems.

He has 10+ years of experience as a consultant for international companies like Continental Tires, 3M, Estafeta, Gazprom, WTC Industrial, ABB, Contitech, Peasa, among others.

Valery is an expert in the fields of corporate innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity. He also guided more than 20 startups from developing business models to prototyping and successful market entry.