HD 196 Special Topics in Human Development • V1-10 Cr.


Covers supplementary, self-supporting, or televised courses. Topics are announced in the class schedule.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Understand strategic planning and the role of scenario planning in the strategic planning process.
  • Facilitate a scenario planning project.
  • Select an appropriate focal question for a scenario planning project.
  • Explain uncertainties; understand how to identify and prioritize them, and how to place into a strategic planning context.
  • Write a scenario planning narrative, along with “people” profiles for each scenario.
  • Track trends related to future business outcomes.
  • Identify implications for businesses developing and using scenarios.
  • Identify thought leadership topics for a business or market.
  • Read and contribute to the development of a forecast map.
  • Manage stakeholders and project team member expectations and activities in order to drive effective project outcomes.



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