Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World

June 18 2020

Complexity and uncertainty are perhaps the greatest challenges for any leader attempting to plan for the future in the situation we all now face.

How can we plan when we don’t know what the future looks like?

Stafford Beer pointed out that the best way to deal with complexity is through organisation, while Peter Drucker famously remarked that ‘The best way to predict the future is to create it.’

In this webinar, Michael Dunlop and Lynn McKeown, OR Training Consultants, will explore practical uses for a framework that can help you to do both.

‘Logical Levels’ is a practical framework and approach for leaders which can be used to create an inclusive, effective and aligned vision for their team or organisation; diagnose systemic issues; and plan for the future.

The Logical Levels approach has been used to develop business plans; diagnose issues; create effective solutions and transfer skills and expertise in organisations as diverse as FIAT, IBM, the Metropolitan Police and the NHS.

Participants will:

· Gain practical experience of a Business Planning framework that they can begin to use immediately

· Gain clarity on developing a Purpose for their plan

· Develop next steps and diagnose potential issues

· Discuss and plan for how this framework can be effectively applied both personally and with teams and organisations

Michael Dunlop is a (twice) certified Neuro Linguistic Prorgramming Trainer and Master Practitioner. In addition to his Coaching and Professional Consultancy work, Michael is also a Visiting Lecturer at Ulster University Business School; An Associate Consultant for The Chief Executives' Forum and The Health & Social Care Leadership Centre and has worked with some of Irelands most recognisable organisations in the Public, Private and Community & Voluntary Sectors.

Michael is also an International Ambassador for the Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ANLP), the Association for NLP Professionals.

Michael’s consultancy OR Training holds particular expertise in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills, and provides NLP Coaching, Training & Consultancy for both individual clients and organisations to help them to think, communicate, and act more effectively, to improve their results and to empower them to meet the challenges of life and work with confidence.

Alongside our training, coaching and consultancy with individuals, groups and businesses OR Training works 'in-house' with some of Northern Ireland's most recognisable organisations in the Public, Private and Community & Voluntary Sectors.

Lynn McKeown is an OR Associate Consultant, NLP Master Practitioner and Coach.  Lynn is a highly experienced HR professional and business consultant, trainer and coach working with world leading brands such as Aer Lingus and Zoetis.  Lynn’s pioneering work with Vets and GPs in practice earned her a nomination for the UK NLP in Healthcare Award.  Lynn is a Professional member of both the Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ANLP) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)