Rohit Talwar, Future planning workshop, corporate organisations, planning and preparations for the future business environment, This workshop is focussed on identifying, planning and preparing corporate organisations for the future business environment

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Creating a Business Horizon Scanning Programme


Led by: Rohit Talwar

To book this workshop, please
call us on +44 (0)845 257 0807
or e-mail to:
info@cityspeakersinternational.co.uk

Who should attend:

Target Audience These seminars are aimed at decision makers, strategists, horizon scanning teams, change agents and innovators in commercial organisations. The seminars will be of interest to ambitious organisations that want to learn how to spot and plan for future uncertainties.

Duration:

Half Day - 2 Day course ( 3 modules)

Delegates:

Senior Managers and Directors, maximum 40 recommended.

Objectives:

The objectives of this programme of three interactive seminars is to provide participants with:

An introduction to horizon scanning and futures
A clear explanation of the justification and benefits
An understanding of how and when to do it
An overview of key approaches to horizon scanning
Ideas on how to link horizon scanning and futures techniques to strategy, marketing and operations
A practical introduction to the tools and techniques that can prove most beneficial in a commercial setting
Guidance on sources to use when scanning for trends and drivers for change.

Topics / Content:

The critical challenge facing all businesses today is how do we get a handle on the future? Whether it is to identify future sources of uncertainty and risk, identify and evaluate short term market opportunities before the competition or find new ideas that can enhance performance and effectives, every ambitious business wants to know what?s coming next and how to handle it. Faced with such challenges, organisations are increasingly making use of Horizon Scanning and futures methods as a means of identifying future risks, opportunities and improvement ideas

Benefits

Through attending this programme, participants will learn:

How to create commercial advantage through horizon scanning and futures activity
How to communicate the benefits and introduce horizon scanning and futures techniques into their organisation
How to gain senior management interest and support
Which tools and techniques are most appropriate
How to scan, evaluate and apply the results of scanning activity
What scanning sources to adopt
How to build a scanning network

Programme Structure
The programme has a flexible three module structure designed to meet the needs of different audiences. Participants can choose to attend one or more modules.

Day 1 Module 1 ? Introduction to Horizon Scanning - Half day

Day 1 Module 2 ? Constructing a Horizon Scanning Process ? Half Day

Day 2 ? Module 3 ? Horizon Scanning Tools and Techniques ? Full Day

Each module will combine formal presentation, case studies, group discussion and interactive exercises to help participants maximise their learning. A key feature will be the opportunity to network with other participants and learn about how other organisations are addressing future uncertainties and opportunities.

Workshop Leader

The programme will be led by Rohit Talwar ? a leading futurist and strategist who has worked, lectured and consulted on five continents and brings a truly global perspective to his work.

Day 1 Module 1 ? Introduction to Horizon Scanning

09.30 ? 12.30

Introduction ? objectives and expectations

Horizon scanning and futures ? What are they and who?s currently doing it in the public sector?

The future in context ? key trends and the implications for business

Overview of approaches to horizon scanning and futures and when to adopt them

Getting started ? how to initiate horizon scanning and futures activity in your organisation

Q&A session

Close

Day 1 Module 2 ? Constructing a Horizon Scanning Process

13.30 ? 16.30

Introduction ? objectives and expectations

Basic horizon scanning processes and frameworks for capturing trends

How to scan, who to involve and what to look for

Evaluating the impact of the trends and uncertainties identified

Using the insights to create opportunities, manage risks and drive change

Passive scanning sources ? key publications, websites and databases

Active scanning mechanisms ? events, networks and discussion groups

Q&A session

Close

Day 2 ? Module 3 ? Horizon Scanning Tools and Techniques

09.30 ? 16.30

Introduction ? objectives and expectations

The horizon scanning process

Exercise - techniques for identifying key trends and driving forces

Exercise - evaluating trends and assessing their implications

Exercise ? identifying the commercial opportunities

Building an internal and external scanning network

Developing a horizon scanning action plan

Q&A session

Outcomes:

Through attending this programme, participants will learn:

How to communicate the benefits and introduce horizon scanning into their organisation
How to gain senior management and policy maker support
Which tools and techniques are post appropriate
How to scan, evaluate and communicate the results of scanning activity
What scanning sources to adopt
How to build a scanning network

Costs:

Module 1 only - total course fee is 2000 + Vat. Module 2 only - total course fee is 2000 + Vat Module 3 only - total course fee is �£3500 + Vat Modules 1 + 2 - total course fee is �£3500.00 + Vat. All Modules - total course fee is

Trainer Background:

Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar is regarded as one of Europe's leading professional futurists who brings a truly global perspective to his work - drawing on experience gained from speaking and working on all five continents. He combines in-depth research and over 20 years of practical experience to help global businesses develop real insights into future possibilities and act on them to create powerful strategies and deliver innovative change.

Rohit specialises in working with professional services firms to help them create thought leadership strategies and build higher value customer relationships.

Examples include:

Working with international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner to help the partners develop a thought leadership strategy, keynote presenting at thought leadership events for their clients and creating a monthly thought leadership forum for their clients and prospects in the Defence sector which has generated significant new business and raised the firms profile within the sector.

Helping Halliburton KBR see how to use thought leadership to create longer term strategic relationships, providing tools and processes to facilitate long term scenario creation with key clients and open up new markets in an enlarged EU

Assisting Price Waterhouse Coopers to identify and develop e-business based thought leadership propositions for their audit clients

Running thought leadership workshops for clients from a range of sectors to help them identify opportunities to build thought leadership with their clients

Facilitating a global pharmaceutical company through the development of its thinking on how to build and sustain thought leadership in a fast changing healthcare environment.

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