Governments & IOs: Management & Leadership

Change Management & Scenario Planning

Managing involves establishing processes that are adaptable to the reality of the environment so that strategic goals are reached. The manager is the translator of trends and events "outside" so that efforts conducted "inside" can meet the new demands. Change can be sudden, uneven, complex, paradoxical, uncomfortable, and difficult to interpret. Change can be specific or diffuse, marking the beginning of a movement or its tail-end. Change can be expected, scanned, and proactively met; at best, change is driven. This seminar takes the participants into the phenomenology of change through examples from various life disciplines. It teaches the method of scenario planning, which is based on the anticipation of change, its consequences, and how best the institution or department may proactively respond.

This seminar equips participants with insight and practical tools:

  • Nature of change and its manifestations
  • Phases of change and human reactions to them
  • Linear and systemic views of change
  • Driving change through historic and complex interdependencies
  • Scenario planning: a participative and proactive method for adapting to change
  • Strategic, logical, intuitive and creative thinking in linking the past, the future and the present
  • Change programs and how to implement them.