Planning to Survive – Sustained Success in Challenging Times

Scenario Planning for Management -
A stand-alone session or a follow-on from the Green Supply Chain Workshop


Every organisation has a corporate plan, including a budget, a strategy and usually a forecast. This course uses scenario planning to put the corporate plan into the context of anticipated reality. It gives delegates the techniques to assess how outcomes will change (often fundamentally) in response to changes in the economy at large. It trains them to prepare for extremes and therefore be ready to react appropriately to the future – whatever happens. The course will cover the effects of current challenges such as climate change, energy shortages, commodity prices and the credit crunch, but we will also look at the effects of technology and the law of unexpected consequences. Delegates will be encouraged to contribute their own experiences and case studies. In order to maximise the benefits from this course, delegates may log into a live web conference (included) one week after the course in order to review the learning points and exchange ideas.


Key course benefits:

  • It relates planning techniques to the current economic reality
  • It offers delegates a web conference follow-up session (which they can share with colleagues)
  • The course will help delegates guide and protect their businesses whether the global economy goes into recession, accelerates into growth or just carries on as normal…
  • The specific benefits/skills the delegates acquire will be the ability to:
    • Identify the key decisions implicit in corporate plans
    • Identify key forces
      • In the global economy
      • In the local economy
      • Specifically affecting their organisations
    • Rank outcomes according to risk and probability
    • Draw up the Key Parameter Scenarios
    • Create a dynamic sustainable business strategy
    • Select key indicators for constant review of assumptions and options
    • Optimise business performance in turbulent times


The course will be relevant to: Directors, senior executives and functional heads in private and public organisations Scenario planning is relevant to organisations of all sizes and all Industry sectors