Scenario Planning: How to Think Differently About the Future

EPFL Innovation Park, Building D, Lausanne, Switzerland  
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Add to Calendar Eastern Standard Time

Join us to learn how to create scenarios to visualize where your company may be going and what might be waiting for you when you get there.

HBA OLD Europe presents

Scenario Planning: How to Think Differently About the Future

Date and time
Wednesday, 04 March
02:00PM - 05:00PM EST
EPFL Innovation Park, Building D
Lausanne, Switzerland Switzerland

Event details
Global competitiveness and constant changes in the landscape place increasing pressure on you as leaders and managers to formulate strategies not just for the market environment you are facing now, but for the environment you’ll be facing five or even ten years from today.

The problem is that you have no crystal ball to guide you - nobody does. So how can you plan for future changes – changes that may significantly alter the landscape in which you will have to compete and succeed? This challenge is even trickier in an industry as dynamic as healthcare, which has to deal with high-impact changes coming from every direction at once.

To plan with a degree of confidence, you need to be able to visualize the most critical changes that could occur over the next few years, and understand the impact they could have on your future business landscape. A powerful technique for doing this is scenario planning. This structured approach to thinking about the future creatively, maps out not just one such landscape, but several possible future landscapes that could each materialize, depending on how key trends play out.

Swiss-based author and expert in scenario planning, James "Woody" Wade, will explain why most plans get the future wrong; open your eyes to a new way of thinking about the future; and run you through a basic “how-to” so you can generate future scenarios for your company.

In our "inspiring women" session after the Scenario Planning presentation, we will have a high powered executive sharing her experiences on show she made it through the ranks.     

Learning objectives
1. Identify new ways to envision and map out the future for your business
2. Introduce multiple, creative scenarios in your strategic plan
3. Learn how to navigate through the ranks of an organization

6.00 PM - 6.30 PM     Registration
6.30 PM - 6.45 PM     HBA presentation
6.45 PM - 7.45 PM     Scenario planning presentation
7.45 PM - 8.00 PM     Inspiring women talk
8.00 PM - 9.00 PM     Networking aperitif

Event location
EPFL Innovation Park, Building D
EPFL Campus, Ecublens
1015 Lausanne



Wade James
Scenario Planning   

Registration information
Event is open to: HBA members and nonmembers
Online Registration deadline: 27 February 2015
Onsite (walk-in) registration: Is allowed

Member rate:
$25 until 20 February 2015
$35 after 20 February 2015

Nonmember rate:
$35 until 20 February 2015
$45 after 20 February 2015

Student rate:
$20 until 20 February 2015
$30 after 20 February 2015

Is capacity limited? No

Is this event refundable? No

Event questions/support
- Program contact for event details: email and/or call 0788262504
- Membership questions: or 973-575-0606 ext 1
- Online registration assistance: or 973-575-0606 ext 3

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Registration: Regular Registration

 Member - Euro€21.00€30.00
 Non-Member - Euro€30.00€39.00
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Registration: Student Registration

 Member - Euro€17.00€26.00
 Non-Member - Euro€17.00€26.00

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