HD 215 Strategic Leadership Listening to the Future • 2 Cr.


Leaders create alternative futures for a hypothetical industry case. Covers the analysis of uncertainties and the influence of social, technological, economic, environmental and economic forces leading to a set of scenarios applicable to risk evaluation & competitive positioning, contingency planning and thought leadership.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • 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



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