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Understand and overcome uncertainty

Today’s turbulence calls for a new approach to adaptive strategy-building.

OCAD U CO’s structured approach to scenario planning for managers navigating uncertainty. Developed to assist leaders in a period of rapid change, we’re providing tools in a way that helps managers quickly understand what’s plausible, develop potential responses, and align on how and when to make new strategic choices.

OCAD U CO | Navigate Uncertainty | Remote Workshop and Facilitation

Our new reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken every aspect of life.
Businesses are suddenly facing new challenges that are changing daily. Leaders are forced to reconsider their future strategies in the face of ambiguity.

Increasingly, leaders are seeking a way to understand how the COVID situation might unfold and a structured way to build near- and long-term creative strategies that anticipate changes.

Here's how we'll help

Rapid scenario planning

OCAD U CO | Navigate | MODULE 01 Anticipate plausible scenarios

Module 01

Anticipate plausible scenarios

Learn a structured approach to understanding what’s changing using strategic foresight methods.
OCAD U CO | Navigate | MODULE 02 Generate creative options

Module 02

Generate creative options

This hands-on exercise will allow managers to examine how their teams might adapt to specific plausible scenarios. Think: “if this, then that” scenarios.
OCAD U CO | Navigate | MODULE 03 Prioritize through visualization

Module 03

Prioritize through visualization

Learn a visual framework for leading teams through the evaluation and stress-testing of options in the face of plausible scenarios, ultimately landing on a team-aligned shortlist of potential directions.

A new approach for leaders and teams

OCAD U has pioneered the use of strategic foresight for building anticipatory and adaptive strategies amidst uncertainty. Now, to assist leaders in a period of rapid change, we’re providing these tools in a way that helps managers quickly understand what’s plausible, develop potential responses, and align on how and when to make new strategic choices.

Learn to:

  • Assess emerging drivers of change amidst COVID-19
  • Identify critical uncertainties and plausible scenarios
  • Work with teams to develop creative responses
  • Stress-test potential responses
  • Engage teams in a virtual environment

Certification and virtual delivery

Participants receive certification and a verified digital badge upon course completion. The course is hosted virtually.

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