GIBS Business School
Scenario Planning and Strategic Thinking
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About the course
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.
Key features of this programme:
- Hands-on: we will outline the best thinking in the field and give you an opportunity to apply and experience the techniques.
- 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 bring a wealth of experience and a reputation for challenging conventional thinking in the practice of strategic thinking and planning.
- Interactive format: A mix of presentations, discussion and practical implementation to ensure that you learn in a variety of ways.
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
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.
Trust the experts
Norman Chorn assists organisation to improve their performance through strategic thinking and organisational design – particularly in conditions of complexity and uncertainty. By integrating principles of neuroscience with strategy and economics – he achieves innovative approaches to strategy, or...