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Scenario Planning and Strategic Thinking

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Prepare for an uncertain future using the techniques of scenario planning and strategic thinking.

Learn how to build an effective scenario plan and think strategically in a complex and uncertain environment .

This programme will explore a structured approach to strategic thinking and decision-making, and demonstrate the use of scenario planning as a useful technique in planning and navigating a company's future in complex and uncertain environments.

Delegates will get hands-on experience of scenario planning techniques through a diverse range of live business case studies that illustrate how these strategic tools work.


 





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Who should attend?

This programme is for leaders, managers, directors, business unit heads, functional specialists and consultants that need to:

  • Think strategically about the future;

  • Set future strategy in uncertain and complex environments;

  • Prepare their organisation's capabilities for a range of alternative future scenarios; and

  • Introduce greater creativity and innovation into their strategy​.

How you will benefit:

After attending this programme, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand how to think strategically in a complex, uncertain and changing environment;

  • Assemble the basic building blocks of a practical scenario plan;

  • Scan the environment to identify trends, drivers of change and key uncertainties;

  • Construct alternative future scenarios facing your organisation;

  • Test your current business idea against a range of different futures;

  • Identify how to develop a resilient strategy to cope with these uncertainties;

  • Define the capabilities required to execute this strategy; and

  • Build a scenario plan for a range of situations and organisations​.

Key features of this programme:
  • Hands-on: Insights on the best thinking in the field are provided by the faculty, and then you have an opportunity to practically apply and experience the techniques in class;
  • Practical: A no-hold barred approach to the case studies so you can understand what worked and what failed in different organisations;
  • Resources: You will receive a workbook and resources so you can implement this approach in your own organisation; 
  • Experienced and innovative faculty: The faculty brings a wealth of experience and a reputation for challenging conventional thinking in the practice of strategic thinking and planning; and
  • Interactive format: A mix of presentations, discussion and practical implementation sessions to ensure that you learn in a variety of ways.

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