Oxford Scenarios Programme

This course will take place Monday and Wednesday, 1:00pm to 4:30pm CEST, with a virtual delivery.

Special note: The fee of EUR 5450 is only available to EBU Members. To get this rate, please put your company name followed by 'EBU Member' when filling in the application form. To apply for this programme, you will be redirected on the Oxford Saïd Website.

Non-EBU Members will be charged the normal Oxford Saïd rate for this programme.

Scenario planning is a structured way of identifying plausible futures that strengthens an organisation’s ability to cope with uncertainty and turbulence. This approach helps leaders understand the context they are in and think through their approach to strategy and its development. 

The Oxford Scenario Planning Approach is an intellectually rigorous approach to scenario planning with theoretical aspects grounded in practical guidance. It offers a different approach to strategy development, asking you to focus on strengthening your ability to cope with uncertainty and secure the opportunities it offers instead of trying to predict the future.

You will be encouraged to adopt a more inquiring approach as a means of effectively forging a culture where disagreement becomes an asset to build better understanding, not a liability to be avoided. Opening your thinking will allow you to better identify shared opportunities and how you can leverage situations to suit your organisation’s specific challenges.
 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand complex scenario theories, methodologies, approaches and interventions
  • Identify how to deploy effective scenarios and learn why scenarios can fail
  • Opportunity for individual growth and reflection, and to question assumptions
  • Creatively drive strategic thinking and practice
  • Able to make key decisions in the context of turbulence, uncertainty, novelty and ambiguity (TUNA)
  • Knowledge of where scenario planning fits in the organisation and its relation to other processes


WHO IT IS FOR:

This programme is for individuals and teams with responsibility for strategy, planning or leadership. This programme is a public course that welcomes professionals from a wide range of industries and countries. 

Skills Learnt:

Business: Scenario planning create new business opportunities.
Innovation: Strengthening the ability to cope with uncertainty and secure the opportunities it offers instead of trying to predict the future
Strategy: Scenario planning helps leaders understand the context they are in and think through their approach to strategy and its development

Faculty members

Skill

Business Innovation Strategy

Details

27 Sep - 27 Oct 2021

Virtual

Registration details

Fee: EUR 5450

Working languages

English

Partners and Sponsors

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Contact detail

Frédéric Frantz
Business Training Manager

Adila Samavati
Business Development Manager

+44 (0)7704387326
Adila.Samavati@sbs.ox.ac.uk