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Oxford Scenarios Programme

Oxford Scenarios Programme


This programme will fully equip you to begin working with scenarios. For experienced scenario practitioners, it offers a much deeper understanding of the choices available to improve the effectiveness of your scenario planning.

Benefits for you

  • Build and improve your understanding of scenario theories, methodologies, approaches and interventions
  • Develop and formalise your existing scenario planning skills and technique
  • Become more able to identify effective scenarios and why scenarios fail
  • Excellent opportunity for growth, challenge, and reflection - to question assumptions
  • Improve strategy making and review how your organisation carries out scenario work

Benefits for your organisation

  • An empowered, enabled, and more innovative leader returning refreshed, to creatively drive strategic thinking and practice
  • An informed perspective on the variables of scenario planning
  • The ability to effectively identify key changes in the business or political environment that could impact on the effectiveness of strategic decisions
  • An ability to supervise consultants that are supporting scenarios work

The Oxford Futures Forum

Alumni of the programme are invited to join us at the 3 yearly Oxford Futures Forum. The forum brings together an international community of futures practitioners, concerned with developing theories and practices that result in actionable knowledge. Themes of previous forums include 'Scenarios and Complexity', 'Scenarios and Sensemaking', and 'Scenarios and Design'. 

Scenario work prepared us for the Latvian meltdown and saved hundreds from poverty

Andres Spokoiny, Director, American Joint Distribution Committee, France

Andres Spokoiny Director, American Joint Distribution Committee

Key information


1-5 October 2018 - now accepting applications

8-12 April 2019 - now accepting applications


(Plus £640 for accommodation)

Scenarios at Oxford Saïd
Contact us
Zindzi Cresswell
+44 (0)1865 422 514