In a complex world, the first reaction is to try to control what is coming. However, the future is unknowable. Prediction and planning, even though useful, are limiting ways to work with the future in the present, because they aim at 'knowing' a 'future'. The future exists in the plural, and the right verb for futures is not 'know', it's 'use'. Strategic foresight is the key to using them. In this course we will introduce the concepts and build an initial capability to use futures for decision making.