The Scenario Planning Training Experience
Understand the big picture before learning the scenario planning process
Explore social, technological, economic, environmental and political driving forces through online materials
Examine critical uncertainties and multiple perspectives
Learn by doing
Tap the expertise of seasoned scenario planning practitioners
Prepare to apply scenario thinking in your organization
FOR INDIVIDUALS OR TEAMS
A blended learning experience for leaders from business, government, and non-profits
Limited to 30-35 participants
Upcoming Scenario Planning Trainings
Scenario Planning Training
What will we eat? Where will it come from? Will we have enough? The future of food security is one of our most critical global challenges. What forces will shape the food system during the next 15 years?
We choose interdisciplinary topics that both highlight Stanford’s cutting-edge research, as well as illuminate the emerging issues and dynamics that are shaping our future.
A Hybrid Learning Format
6 Weeks Online
Access From Any Device
A Mix of Media Types
Content Created & Curated by Worldview
The Future of Food
Environmental Risk & Resilience
8-10 hours of original & curated multi-media content
Self-paced and self-directed learning
Discussion forums with experts and peers
Online notebook to capture (& export) insights
Regular updates from a course host
Three full months of access
Our original and curated multimedia content provides a shared foundation. This provokes thoughtful discussions online and deepens the on-campus experience. Learning online accommodates the busy schedules of professionals who can access our materials on any device at any time. And the content remains available post-Stanford for further exploration and discovery.
4 Days at Stanford
What happens when I come to Stanford?
- Explore campus
- Identify the key drivers of change and critical uncertainties
- Develop scenario matrices, concepts, and stories
- Stretch and validate scenarios with input from Stanford experts and provocateurs
- Identify implications and early indicators
- Communicate scenarios effectively
- Tap experienced scenario planners for best practices
Bring scenarios to life with an interactive presentation.
Build scenario frameworks
Identify the driving forces and critical uncertainties.
"Meet the Experts" panel
Tap the interdisciplinary research and perspectives of Stanford Faculty.
Develop scenario stories
Craft multiple narratives about the future.
"Taking the Long View"
Practice balancing short-term vs. long-term thinking.
Act out the future in 2030.
Stanford Educational Farm
Tour and dinner with "Farmer Patrick".
The experience of working through scenarios with such a diverse group has really opened my mind to less familiar stakeholders, their interests & motivations. Being exposed to these perspectives has not only enriched my own but will also factor into my professional work in this field. Also the facilitators were fantastic!