Scenario Planning

In an increasingly competitive business world, survival means constantly creating value for stakeholders. To survive corporations and organizations must deal with uncertainty and change and they must adapt quickly to shifting socio-economic landscapes and market conditions.

Unsuccessful corporations and organizations are characterized by their failure to recognize and overcome thinking and behavioral flaws at personal, organizational and community levels. Successful corporations and organizations, on the other hand, have distinguished themselves with the ability to ‘paint maps’ of the future and have incorporated this into their business planning process…. to good effect! This is scenario thinking and it requires a change in the way people think and behave…as leaders.

The programme explains how scenario planning approaches helps CEOs and top decision makers develop effective and dynamic strategies for business success.

This highly interactive programme will equip the participants with scenario planning techniques in a collaborative atmosphere in which they will learn not only from the extensive experience of the facilitator, but also from the experience of fellow participants. Participants will learn through hands-on experience by crafting scenarios using real circumstances as a case study.

Participants will be able to understand how scenario planning will allow corporations and organizations to manage change whilst remaining competitive. They will also learn how scenario planning allows corporations and organizations to manage both short and long term risks effectively by understanding how the future may unfold and how it may affect an issue that may confront the organization. Participants will get an insight on how to improve the capability of detecting policy levers critical to business growth. In addition participants will explore the benefits of using scenarios as a tool to “wind tunnel” existing management decisions and strategies.

This is a unique programme that can stimulate ‘out of the box’ thinking by helping participants to challenge the assumptions of business-as-usual to help them create innovative business ideas for the benefit of their organization. Participants will also learn how organizations can turn long-range planning into a vital shared experience to achieve a higher degree of organizational learning.

The workshop is designed for CEOs, Managing Directors, Senior Managers, Risk Officers, Corporate planning Managers and Managers who manage and operate business operations.

Two Days