Frequently Asked Questions

The Strategic Networking Masterclass Series

What is the Strategic Networking Masterclass Series?

The Strategic Networking Masterclass Series has been designed to consolidate, sharpen and improve your ability to network in ways that make the art of outreach more strategic, fulfilling and valuable.

Comprising eight in-depth online modules, each backed up with easy-to-follow 20-minute video lectures led by Martin Raymond co-founder of The Future Laboratory and author of The Trend Forecaster’s Handbook, along with audiocasts that you can listen to and learn from on the move and further reading and resource modules.

You can sign up here.

How long does the course take to complete?

Aware of the professional and academic constraints many of us work under, we have designed the modules and levels to be opened-ended so that you can start them immediately after purchase or at your convenience, which is why there is no deadline for completing the full series. Just log in and study whenever and wherever you want.

What is the best way to study and complete each module and level?

Each module and level should be approached sequentially to extract maximum value in terms of lessons and outcomes. 

Each visual lecture should be listened to first, followed by reading the accompanying PDF notes, which have been written to expand on the insights and knowledge encapsulated in the lecture itself.

Your reading resources list can then be used to expand on this thinking by introducing you to source texts, alternative viewpoints, or other industry blogs, white papers or academic texts designed to widen and deepen your understanding of more focused texts or methodologies we’ll be studying. 

Will I be able to take part in live sessions with Martin Raymond at any point while studying his masterclass?

Yes. Martin hosts regular live sessions, with accompanying Q&A time, so that he can update you on the latest thinking relating to the masterclass.

Once you have signed up to the masterclasses, we’ll send you an email to book in to the live sessions with Martin.

How does this course differ from The Trend & Foresight Masterclass?

The Trends and Foresight Masterclasses help you to explore trends, create accurate forecasts, develop your own scenarios, and sharpen your strategic foresight skills. It provides a professional-level educational journey and experience for MBAs, creatives, strategic foresight teams and corporate practitioners who are keen to hone their existing skills, or for students and industry newcomers who want to become strategic foresight, innovation and trend forecasting professionals.

The Trends and Foresight Masterclasses contains 24 online modules, each backed up with easy-to-follow 15-minute video lectures led by Martin, PDFs about the key trends covered, podcasts with industry professionals, lesson plans and summaries, links to further reading, viewing and listening resources, and a reading plan.

Find out about Trends and Foresight Masterclasses here. You can also get access to both masterclasses at a discounted rate.

How do I set up my registration?

After purchasing The Strategic Networking Masterclass Series, you will receive an email with a link to register your login details. You will need to set up a unique password, which you will use each time you log in to the platform. 

How do I log in to my membership?

After you have registered and set up your password, you can log in to your membership here

You can also find this page from the footer of our website – just click ‘Academy login’ or log in from the Academy page in our main website navigation.

How many users can take the course?

Only one person should complete the course. If you wish to add multiple users, you can get in touch with us to purchase one of our discounted packages.

Can I add more users?

Absolutely. Many of our clients have their whole team signed up to complete the full masterclass series. Each person will be given a unique password to log in. If you are interested in getting access to multiple licences, please contact us here and we can discuss our masterclasses packages.

Will I receive a certificate after completing the full masterclass series?

After completing all 8 modules of The Strategic Networking Masterclass Series you will receive a Certificate of Achievement, which you can upload to your CV or LinkedIn profile to showcase your professional skills.

 *Please note this is not a Certificate of Higher Education at university or diploma level.

How can I get a VAT receipt for my payments?

We will send a VAT receipt to the email address associated with your masterclass membership after your initial payment.

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