Conference Recordings

2020 Foresight

Scenario Planning in the Age of Pandemic
Published July 16, 2021
Presented by Jan O'Brien, Thompson Rivers University | Dana Prymak, Thompson Rivers University
Planning Types: Strategic Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Thompson Rivers University

The disruptive nature of a post-COVID world provides the perfect opportunity for institutions to use scenario planning as a tool to navigate through an uncertain future. Scenario planning is especially useful for communicating external and internal trends and bridging a discussion between the most recent visioning exercise and transition. In this presentation, we'll demonstrate a step by step how-to for you to apply on your own campus with a vivid description of deliverables, tools, and 'gotchas.'

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We can’t tell you what the future will be, but we can help you figure out what it could be . . . and what that means for your institution.

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Learning Outcomes:

  1. Use step-by-step instructions to create a productive scenario planning session.
  2. Anticipate issues with a discussion of what you did right and what you could do better.
  3. Inform your own scenario planning sessions with a provided list of resources and background information.
  4. Add scenario planning to your toolbox and gain the confidence to use it in your institution's planning efforts.


Jan O'Brien, Associate Director, Thompson Rivers University
Dana Prymak, Learning Analyst, Thompson Rivers University

Recorded 7/16/21.

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