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Facilitating Scenario Planning Workshops Through Trumpetology

course overview

This course introduces the student to the fascinating technique of scenario planning which we, at ‘Too Serious', have dubbed 'Trumpetology'. The material is divided into the 4 main topics of (1) theoretical considerations, (2) applicable and inapplicable areas of use, (3) session design and (4) practice.

course objectives

Learning Experience

Your learning experience with this ‘Too Serious' course is designed to deliver to you a high level of interactivity and personal challenge. You will experience a richness and depth in every aspect of this engaging and practical topic. You will not be presented with static theoretical ideas, rather you will be expected to engage, decide, design, extend your skills and apply the concepts to which you will be exposed.

Course Curriculum

Understanding the fallacy of predicting the future

The natural emergence of complexity in a system and the introduction to Simplexity

The business organization as information processor

The dilemma of leadership and action

The theory of mess management

Areas of 'Trumpetology' application

Session design


Having a great time

course logistics

Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced
Number of Participants Up to 12
Duration 3 days
Course Material Developed based on student generated data
Dates and Location To be determined
Cost Varies according to number of participants
Custom Designed Courses Tailored to meet the needs of members of a same group

For more information or to book Dr. Saunders to teach for your organization, please contact us.