Scenario Planning - Managing For The Unknown

(Part of Human Resource)


5 days


16 – 20 Dec, 8 – 12 Apr, 23 – 27 Sep, 21 -25 Jan, 19 – 23 Aug 2019




Holiday Inn Express Hotel 1 Priddys Yard Croydon CR0 1TS

Course Overview

Strategy for any organisation is about the way its leaders fulfil its ‘mission’ in the environment in which they find themselves.   The tendency is to assume that the wider environment is either unchanging or predictable.  Based on forecasts, strategic thinking is converted into plans that get frozen into budgets and structures.  These are slow to respond to rapid or unexpected change, and our workforce is left to deal with the crisis or failure to deliver. If we are to manage the risk of the ‘unknown’, we must imagine the unknown, be alert to its warning signals, and make our resources flexible enough to cope with the unknowable.

This course is an introduction to the technique of ‘Scenario Planning’, a strategic thinking tool designed to tease out the range of possibilities in your operating environment.    This is a step beyond forecasting – it is creating a new reality, where imagining the unlikely future can make us prepare for its possibilities and demands: culturally, emotionally, structurally and intellectually.

Course Objective:

At the end of this course you will:

  • Have learned the technique of scenario planning
  • Understand why it helps in coping with uncertainty
  • Have applied it to your current strategic environment
  • Have analysed the warning signals and lessons to be learned.

Who should attend

Managers and their teams who are responsible for setting the strategic direction of their organisation.

This course can also be taken in

Accra: 11 – 15 Nov, 4 – 8 Mar, 10 – 14 Jun, 12 – 16 Aug, 21 – 25 Oct 2019

Dubai: 21 -25 Jan, 18 – 22 Feb, 11 -15 Mar, 20 – 24 May, 22 – 26 Jul 2019

Texas: on request

Book this course

please send us your details & someone from our team will get back to you

Scenario Planning - Managing For The Unknown

8 + 13 =

Upcoming Courses

Petroleum risk and decision analysis

5 days 24-28 February 2020£3950Holiday Inn Express Hotel, London Croydon 1 Priddys Yard Croydon, CR0 1TS London, United Kingdom.  Running a successful petroleum operation...

Project and Resource Management

(Part of  oil and gas)5 days 23-27 March 2020£3950 Holiday Inn Express Hotel, London Croydon, 1 Priddys Yard Croydon CR0 1TS London United KingdomRunning a successful petroleum...

Risk Assessment & Risk Management in the Oil & Gas Industry

(Part of Oil and Gas) 5 days20-24 April 2020 £3950Holiday Inn Express Hotel, London Croydon, 1 Priddys Yard Croydon, CR0 1TS London, United Kingdom This training course will...

Essentials Of Contracting And Contract Negotiation

5 days 18-22 May 2020 £3950 Holiday Inn Express Hotel 1 Priddys Yard Croydon CR0 1TS LONDON The Essentials of Contracting and Contract Negotiation training course will help...

Coaching And Mentoring For Leaders And Managers

      5 days 8 -12 Jul, 4 - 8 Nov, 9 - 18 Dec 2019 £3850 Jurys Inn Croydon Wellesley Rd, Croydon CR0 9XY Leaders and managers are not generally looking to become...

Strategy and Effective Performance Management

      5 days 23-27 Mar 2020 £3950 Holiday Inn Express Hotel,London Croydon,1 Priddys Yard CroydonCR0 1TSLondon, United Kingdom. Strategy and Effective Performance...