Learn how to apply strategic foresight for strategic management in a complex and uncertain business environment.
What is the future of your industry? How are you managing the external changes and disruption in relation to your internal capabilities and capacity? How can you apply strategic foresight into strategic management?
Agenda for this half-day session:
- The future of business: Disruption, change and new business models
- Key trends shaping the industry
- Strategies to navigate the new normal
Benefits and reasons to attend this half-day masterclass:
- Learn about the shifting "rules of the game" for doing business in the sector.
- Learn how to use strategic foresight to anticipate new opportunities and threats.
- Gain strategic insight into the future competitive landscape in the sector and how to win.
Who should attend:
- Functional heads
- Divisional heads
- Senior managers
- Business consultants
- Strategy executives, head of Strategy, head of new markets
- Head of business development
- Head of Innovation
- Planning teams
Facilitator: Marius Oosthuizen, GIBS
Marius is a faculty member at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. He teaches leadership, strategy and ethics. He oversees the Future of Business in SA project which uses strategic foresight and scenario planning to explore the future of South Africa. His focus is on looking at the future of key industries and sectors within the South African economy, within their larger political and social context nationally, regionally and globally.
Marius is a strategist and entrepreneur with a background in theology. After living abroad in Canada as a rotary international exchange student, he worked in the non-profit sector and civil society formations in South Africa for ten years, where he held various positions including head of project management and executive board memberships.
He has studied leadership and ethics, systems thinking and social change theory, forecasting, scenario planning, strategic planning and change management and enjoys helping leaders think about the future in ways that integrate strategy and ethics.
Marius is an experienced lecturer and public speaker, and teaches in the areas of strategic foresight and anticipatory management, scenario planning, leadership and strategy, ethics and systems thinking. He enjoys working with leaders from across the private sector, public sector and civil society on understanding complex problems.
GIBS campus, 26 Melville Road, Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg
Date and time
31 May 2017 from 8.30 am to 12.00 pm (half day)
Fee and cancellation policy
R2500 pp includes materials, arrival and morning refreshments.
Payment must be received two weeks prior to start of masterclass to secure seat. Please adhere to cancellation policy outlined below.
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