Introducing . . . The Meridian Scenario-Based Growth CollaborativeAn exclusive members-only community dedicated to the successful implementation of a Scenario-Based, “Portfolio of Options” approach to strategic growth in mid-sized organizations.
Introducing . . . The Meridian Scenario-Based Growth CollaborativeWith The Meridian Collaborative, your organization will transition from flawed strategic planning approaches that rely heavily on extrapolating the past to the more valuable Scenario-Based approach which anticipates and prepares for a future that is too often unpredictable.
Introducing . . . The Meridian Scenario-Based Growth CollaborativeWith help from The Meridian Collaborative, create, prioritize, invest in, and track performance of a “Portfolio of Options” to propel your organization’s future.
Core Member Benefits
Guide to Scenario Analysis
Discover the history, evolution, and proven approaches to Scenario-Based Strategic Planning
Real-World Scenario Examples
Study examples of actual Scenarios created by organizations across a wide variety of industries
Identify and Address Strategic Risk
Learn how to identify strategic risk and discover the value of Scenarios in mitigating risk
Identify Early Bets and Predictive Indicators
Explore real-world examples of the successful use of “early bets” against alternative Scenarios along with the predictive indicators that help organizations thrive while competitors struggle to adapt
Create a Growth Options Portfolio
Resources for building a Growth Options Portfolio, and for choosing the highest priority Options for investment
Receive two hours of one-on-one guidance with a Meridian consultant on building and executing your organization’s Scenario-Based Strategic Growth Plan
Optional Add-On Benefits
Meridian Advisory ServicesReceive ongoing one-on-one guidance from a Meridian consultant on a specific project involving the use of Scenarios in building or executing your organization’s growth plans
Q&A ForumAllows members to pose questions and access answers from Meridian consultants and other Collaborative members who have confronted similar issues
Discount on Meridian WorkshopsMember pricing on client team workshops structured and facilitated by Meridian consultants
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Four Approaches to Scenario-Based Growth Planning – Which One is Right for Your Organization?
Online Webinar: Sponsored by the Association for Strategic Planning, June 2016Scenarios can help shake up the thinking of your leadership team. But they provide their most important value when they lead to otherwise unplanned ‘early bets’ on one or more new strategic growth options for your organization.“Great session. This is an opportunity for improvement at my company and your presentation helps me make the case to colleagues.”- VP, Risk Management, international insurance company
Scenario Planning to Manage Strategic Business and Regulatory Risk
Medical Devices Summit West, San Jose, CA, June 2015Scenario-Based Planning is a method for improving an organization’s ability to anticipate, interpret, and successfully respond to change – long before that change has taken hold.
“My company needs what you do. How soon can we talk?”- COO, division of a large privately-held healthcare company
A Conversation About Scenario Planning for Mid-Sized Organizations
Online Webinar: Sponsored by the Association for Strategic Planning, May 2015An organization’s most important strategic risks are too often not what the leadership team thinks they are. External input that includes the tracking of predictive indicators is essential in defining, and assessing optimal actions against, this critical set of risks."Appreciate the emphasis on external predictive indicators as drivers of a firm’s response to strategic risk. My company needs to do more of that and I can now explain to them why and how.”- Director of Corporate Development, engineering company serving the global steel industry
Scenario-Based Strategic Planning: The Required New Competency for Strategy Professionals
Pre-Conference Workshop: Association for Strategic Planning Annual Conference, May 2014Strategic planning can no longer rely on extrapolating the past to plot an organization’s path to the future. Today’s most successful organizations use Scenario-Based Strategic Planning to embrace the challenge of creating and managing a Portfolio of Options on their future.“Excellent. Useful theory grounded in cases that clearly articulate the learning points. Very knowledgeable and responsive presenter.”- Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, electric utility company
A sought-after expert on using Scenario-Based Strategic Planning to develop and execute “early bets” against potentially disruptive futures, Diane and her Meridian team have guided over 140 strategic growth initiatives for organizational leaders across more than 30 industry sectors.
With an Executive MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a prior career with two leading international advertising agencies, she brings expertise in strategic planning, marketing, market innovation, and new product development to all client engagements.
Meridian Associates Inc.
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Is it time to try a new approach to moving YOUR organization forward?
Contact us, with no obligation, to discuss the value to your organization of Level 1 vs. Level 2 membership in the Meridian Collaborative — or to work with you to design a curated membership offering that uniquely fits your situation. On contact you will receive a complimentary Meridian White Paper that outlines the case for adopting Scenario-Based Growth Planning as a driver of future strategy decisions in your organization.
LEVEL 1 MEMBERSHIP:
- A specially-curated set of information relevant to your organization about Scenario Planning and Strategic Risk Management, including process guides and case studies
- Examples of: Strategic Risks, Scenarios, Early Bets, Predictive Indicators
- Online Q&A: Answers to your most pressing questions about the use of scenarios as a strategic management tool and the identification and management of strategic risk
LEVEL 2 MEMBERSHIP:
- All Level 1 offerings PLUS
- Meridian guidance in adopting and incorporating Scenario Planning and Strategic Risk Management processes in your organization