You Can’t Fight Fate: Scenario Planning and Alternate Futures
Many risk management professionals recognize risk as steeped in uncertainty; when we conceptualize risk as uncertainty, we are reminded of the impossibility of predicting the future. While no nonprofit leader can serve as a seer or psychic of risk events, we can all learn to better anticipate and plan for alternate futures. This session begins with an overview of common futurist strategies: trend analysis, forecasting, and scenario planning. The presenter will frame best practices through historic examples of disruption and adaptation. The session continues with practical tools, resources, and frameworks that participants will be able to use immediately in their day-to-day work. Leave this session with a new confidence about your ability to develop resilience, plan for contingencies, and thrive in the face of uncertainty.