Our futures experts have delivered over 200 foresight and strategy projects in 21 countries. Their experience and empathy will help you gain the “aha” of insight, build scenarios for alternative futures, and make robust decisions in uncertain times.
SAMI: The home of scenario planning
The world is changing. Fast. You need to make decisions in the face of uncertainty. But you can no longer depend on looking to the past to make decisions about the future.
The bespoke consultancy, research and training in scenario planning and other futures and foresight techniques that SAMI provides helps organisations develop strategy and policy with an eye on the future. For example:
• Organisations facing total upheaval in their business environment can use our scenario approach to establish a robust role.
• For a government building a future vision for Higher Education, we helped produce a strategy and implement it.
• Our futures thinking approaches aid organisations looking to create strategies for new business opportunities.
• Good organisational governance relies on foresight to give resilience. We develop scenarios to help you design a robust governance structure.
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SAMI Consulting - The home of scenario planning
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SAMI is running new courses on Futures Thinking and Scenario Planning: half-day introductory courses on January 23rd and March 30th; and two-day hands-on workshops on January 26th/27th and on March 27th/28th 2017. See our Training Page for more detail.
SAMI supports Horizon 2020
SAMI has undertaken a Strategic Foresight project supporting the third strategic programming cycle of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, covering 2018-20. Building on existing Foresight research projects, we generated 4 scenarios of the future which were used to explore the implications for H2020
Collation of SAMI blogs
We have collated our blogs from 2016 by subject matter, and they are now available in pdfs. See our blog page.
New SAMI report published
The CII and others commissioned SAMI to prepare a study, Building Resilient Households Research Report, to help understand what factors affect the resilience of UK households to sickness absence, published 31 Oct 2016.
Several clients have asked for a quick summary of the whys and wherefores of scenario planning (eg to think about Brexit), so we have produced a comprehensive round-up of the approach: Scenario Planning – A Primer.
For who wish to read more deeply, SAMI CEO Gill Ringland has also re-published her definitive book, Scenario Planning in paperback.