Monthly Peer Exchange Meetups

The Consortium provides monthly peer exchange virtual meetups for anyone in need of scenario planning guidance and expertise from their peers. View the topics and web meeting details below, and prepare to join us.

Each virtual meetup follows a standard format of topic presentation with topic-related questions and answers for the first 30 minutes, while the last 30 minutes provide an open forum for discussions of any type. During the latter part, attendees explain the scenario planning challenges they face, and others provide guidance for how to address the challenges. Attendees will be able to connect via email/phone with specific peers after meetups for ongoing advice.

Tuesday, March 12 at 1:30-2:30 ET

Topic: Scenario Planning Building Blocks: Tailoring your process

Description: Whether you are embarking on your first scenario planning process or looking for a clear, systematic method for building out a scenario planning process, the Consortium is working on such a proposal. Consortium staff will share the latest thinking on this topic, and the focus will be on gaining feedback from attendees on ways to improve the proposal.

Speaker: Janae Futrell, Decision Support Fellow

Web meeting details: Available here


Tuesday, April 9 at 1:30-2:30 ET

Topic: Scenario Planning Mission Identification: Setting your direction

Description: The first step in any scenario planning process is establishing the mission while pinpointing the most appropriate scenario planning type, or mix of types, to suit your needs.

Speaker: TBD

Tuesday, May 14 at 1:30-2:30 ET

Topic: Scenario Planning Process Pre-Design: Establishing your ‘who, why, and what’

Description: Once your scenario planning mission is clear, moving into identifying which stakeholder groups will be involved, their respective roles, and appropriate interaction mediums helps to shape the process. In addition, clarifying your anticipated results from the process and identifying primary/secondary factors to analyze are both key steps.

Speaker: TBD

Tuesday, June 11 at 1:30-2:30 ET

Topic: Scenario Planning Process Design: Crafting your ‘how and when’

Description: After completing process pre-design, the actual process is designed. This includes drafting a set of deliverables and task list, inventorying and vetting internal/external resources, and preparing for budget/procurement needs. Process design culminates in a project timeline that takes into account the previous steps and ensures the scenario planning process is well-connected to related planning processes and/or critical deliverables.

Speaker: TBD