Approaches to Environmental Scanning

Course Objectives: 

  • Increase productivity, saving time and money
  • Document organizational history
  • Anticipate future business trends
  • Quickly and easily study industry materials and reports
  • Establish foundation of knowledge to use in preparing a plan


Pre-requisite:  ToP Facilitation Methods, ToP Strategic Planning recommended

Course Description: This course specializes in helping facilitators get groups on the same page to begin their work. Learn 10 different ways to perform an assessment with a group, including hands-on practice and matching the right approach to the situation.  One-day course.




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Course Participants

  • Facilitators and consultants
  • Business leaders
  • Strategic planners
  • Managers
  • Team leaders


Benefits to your organization

  • Gather pertinent information for important planning decisions
  • Pool group knowledge and points of view
  • Integrate diverse ideas
  • Maximize group commitment and involvement
  • Take the drudgery out of research
  • Lead a fun, engaging and highly participatory process




Continuing Education Credit Information

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