Membership Levels

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Friends of Foresight

About

Anyone who is interested in foresight and would like to develop their futures thinking and foresight skill are welcome to join APF as Friends of Foresight.

Process

- Complete the online application form for Friends of Foresight

- We will access your online application as soon as possible

Application Criteria

No specific criteria required, but do try to let us know as much as possible why would you like to join APF community. 

 

Full Membership

About

Applicants for Full Membership must be recommended by a current Full Member AND meet a minimum of two of the Application Criteria listed below. 

Process

- Complete the online application form for Full Membership

- Ask a current member to nominate you via a simple email to applications@apf.org to confirm their support

- We will access your online application as soon as possible

Application Criteria

Consulting

You have consulted with a minimum of two clients in each of the last three years, or three clients within the last 12 months on engagements that employ the perspective and/or methodology of futures studies. You will need to provide the names of clients, the dates and the nature of your work.

Organizational Function

You regularly use the perspectives and/or methodologies of futures studies in a full-time position within an organization. You will need to describe the organization, your position and your responsibilities/activities.

Postgraduate Education

You have successfully completed a postgraduate course in futures research, futures studies, foresight or a comparable field. You will need to provide details of the institution attended, course, semester and year the course was taken and the faculty member or adviser who can verify your study.

Certificate Program

You have completed a certificate program in foresight, futures research, futures studies, or a comparable field. Approved programs must issue a certificate or its equivalent based on a demonstration of learning, such as a test, a project, etc. You will need to provide details of the program including the demonstration of learning, the month and year you took the program, and an instructor or program manager who can verify your participation.

Speaking

You have delivered a minimum of two speeches or presentations on the future (paid or not) in each of the last three years or three within the last 12 months. You will need to provide the title, the audience, and the date of the presentation.

Teaching

You have taught a course on the future or futures theory or futures methodology. You will need to provide details of the institution, a description of the course and semester and year that you taught the course.

Writing

You have published a minimum of three magazine or journal articles and/or one book about the future or futures theory or futures methodology. You will need to provide the titles and citations of the articles or book.

 

Student Membership

About

Applicants for Student Membership must be enrolled in an accredited course or program in futures studies or in a related discipline. You will pay a reduced membership fee for the duration of your studies. 

Process

- Complete the online application form for Student Membership

- We will access your online application as soon as possible

Application Materials

Institution & Program Information

You need to provide us the name of the institution and program you are currently enrolled in.

Program Admission Paper

You need to provide program admission paper clearly stated that you are currently enrolled ina accredited course or program in futures studeis or in a related discipline.

Copy or Student Card

You can also provide us a digital copy of your student card clearly stating the institution & program you are currently enrolled in.

Student Email Account

You can also provide us your educational email address from the institution you are currently enrolled in.

Expected Graduation Time

You need to provide us the expected graduation time of your current study. You can round up the date to the end of the month. For example, if you are expected to complete your study in July, 2024, your expected graduation date will be: 31st, July, 2024.

 

MembershipLevels

Organization Membership

About

At least one applicant from the organization must qualify as a Full member. This member is designated as the sponsor for the organization and will serve as the point-of-contact. Each additional prospective organizational member must complete an individual application for full or provisional status in order to be admitted.

Process

- Designated member completes the online application form for Organization Membership

- Ask a current member to nominate you via a simple email to applications@apf.org to confirm their support

- We will access your online application as soon as possible

Application Criteria

Consulting

You have consulted with a minimum of two clients in each of the last three years, or three clients within the last 12 months on engagements that employ the perspective and/or methodology of futures studies. You will need to provide the names of clients, the dates and the nature of your work.

Organizational Function

You regularly use the perspectives and/or methodologies of futures studies in a full-time position within an organization. You will need to describe the organization, your position and your responsibilities/activities.

Postgraduate Education

You have successfully completed a postgraduate course in futures research, futures studies, foresight or a comparable field. You will need to provide details of the institution attended, course, semester and year the course was taken and the faculty member or adviser who can verify your study.

Certificate Program

You have completed a certificate program in foresight, futures research, futures studies, or a comparable field. Approved programs must issue a certificate or its equivalent based on a demonstration of learning, such as a test, a project, etc. You will need to provide details of the program including the demonstration of learning, the month and year you took the program, and an instructor or program manager who can verify your participation.

Speaking

You have delivered a minimum of two speeches or presentations on the future (paid or not) in each of the last three years or three within the last 12 months. You will need to provide the title, the audience, and the date of the presentation.

Teaching

You have taught a course on the future or futures theory or futures methodology. You will need to provide details of the institution, a description of the course and semester and year that you taught the course.

Writing

You have published a minimum of three magazine or journal articles and/or one book about the future or futures theory or futures methodology. You will need to provide the titles and citations of the articles or book.