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Scenario Planning (Master Class)

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The Master Class in Scenario Planning, presented in association with the Institute for Futures Research (IFR), offers stimulating and critical thinking opportunities, in which to address various business challenges by making use of future scenario planning methodologies. After completing this master class, students will walk away with a better understanding of the differences between scenario planning, forecasting and trend analysis, as well as how to implement a scenario planning process.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The future of every organisation relies heavily on the ability of its senior management to make great decisions and predictions. In this captivating class, you’ll become equipped with the right future scenario planning techniques and expertise that will assist in your decision-making abilities. After completion, you’ll be equipped to:

  • Explain the difference between scenario planning, forecasting and trend analysis
  • Explain and judge the purposes of scenario planning
  • Determine the optimal scenario planning methodology to be used in your respective environments
  • Practice and apply the tools and techniques needed to develop different scenarios
  • Execute the scenario planning process successfully in an area of interest
  • Explain the role of scenario planning in the strategic management process

Who should attend

This master class is designed to assist senior managers and executives who are responsible for strategic planning and developing strategies and scenarios in their organisations.

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Dr. Morne Mostert is an international specialist in applied cognition for leaders. He is the founder of Leadership Options, a specialist leadership, strategy and HR Consultancy in Cape Town. Morne has over 18 years experience as faculty, manager and consultant in a range of countries, including t...
Doris is a futurist with specialised skills in environmental scanning and the facilitation of strategic conversations. She is a curious, forever-learning optimist, passionate about thinking with business leaders to connect the 'dots on the horizon'. In her regular contributions to IFR publicati...

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