Scenario Planning and Strategic Thinking

GIBS Business School

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GIBS Business School

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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​.

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

Experts

Norman Chorn

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...

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