Scenario Planning and Strategic Thinking

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Are you sufficiently prepared for a range of alternative future scenarios your organisation could face?

​​​​​​​​​​​​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 this strategic tools works.




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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