Why This Training?

Our world is constantly evolving, with the global economy preparing for the next disruption. Organizations must embrace innovation and agility while navigating ongoing change. Individuals and businesses alike face the challenge of adapting to this new order.

What does this mean for businesses and individuals? How can one thrive during these tumultuous times? Essential skills include setting ambitious goals, making tough decisions with compassion, maintaining confidence while seeking input, and fostering resilience in both individuals and organizations.

Strategic, future-ready leaders must adapt to the evolving business landscape. This training addresses these key skills for navigating challenging times.


This training aims to facilitate an understanding of the alternative futures that organizations may encounter and to pinpoint the essential capabilities needed to prosper in the future. This highly interactive training will focus on developing crucial skills necessary for navigating challenging times. Over the program of one day, participants will delve into the following key topics:

  • Principles of scenario thinking and embracing diverse perspectives.
  • Understanding the business's value proposition.
  • Identifying key uncertainties by scanning the environment.
  • Utilizing creativity and intuition to envision future scenarios.
  • Constructing alternative scenarios for the future.
  • Identifying specific capabilities and skills required by the organization in the future.
  • Communicating the journey of change in a compelling manner.

Target Audience

  • C-level executives motivated to become better leaders and strategists
  • Senior HR Leaders/HR BPs aspiring to be true strategic business partners
  • Senior professionals who would like to enhance strategic competency

Key Methodology


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Ice Breaking Activity
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
How complexity impacts our world
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Morning Tea
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Strategy in Complexity
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Scenario Thinking for an uncertain future
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Afternoon Tea
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
High impact strategy and business planning
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Summary and action plan


  • Norman Chorn (Professor of Strategy and Management at ISLC)

    Norman Chorn

    Professor of Strategy and Management at ISLC

    Norman is a strategy and organization development practitioner who works in Australia, UK, New Zealand and South Africa. After leaving a leading consulting firm, Norman founded a strategy and research firm with affiliations in UK and North America. His work integrates the research from neuroscience with economics and strategy. He has published "strategic Focus" and
    "future builders".

    Norman has particular skills in developing future strategy and aligning organizations with their current and future environments. His integration of neuroscience and strategy principles (neurostrategy) has enabled the development of a range of proprietary techniques and approaches to achieve an enhancement in organisational performance.

    Norman has published widely in his field and has contributed to a range of journals and international conferences. His recent book, Strategic Alignment, has received acclaim in the management and business press and the 2nd edition has just been published. His new book, The Future Builders deals with the practices of creating the future and organizational adaptation in uncertain environments. This is due for publication shortly.

    He holds visiting and associate appointments with a number of leading Graduate Schools of Management, including Macquarie University (Australia), the University of Pretoria - GIBS (South Africa) and Canterbury Graduate School of Management (NZ). Prior to his consulting career, Norman held a variety of senior Marketing and General Management positions in the services
    and manufacturing sectors.

    He has a BA (Economics and Sociology) from the University of Cape Town, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management, an MBA, and PhD from the University of Witwatersrand. Norman is also an Ambassador for Thought Leaders Global.

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Please use your own name and email when registering for a training session. Additional fees may apply if you fail to register under your own identity. 

A prepayment is required for all full-day training sessions. 


Half-day session training vouchers cannot be used for full-day training programs.


Early Bird Ticket

Available for Member and Member Company Employees
By May 1st, 2024

Early Bird Price RMB 3,950
Member and Member Company Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 4,650
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 6,250
Group Ticket - 3 Person

Available for Member and Member Company Employee

Standard Price RMB 11,500

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please notify lucy.lu at (86 21) 6169 3015 or email lucy.lu@amcham-shanghai.org at least 5 business days prior to the session for a full refund. Cancellation made within two weeks before the session will not be refundable.


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

27F, Infinitus Tower
No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District


If you have any questions please contact Lucy Lu

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