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Scenario Planning: Confident decision-making in certainty & uncertainty

November 11 @ 11:00 AM2:00 PM EST

Scenario Planning: Confident decision-making in certainty & uncertainty
We’re online! This workshop will be presented online through Zoom. All registrants will receive the access link and password via email the day before the event.

Scenario planning is a critical skill for effective decision-making and planning for both better and worse times. COVID-19, society’s response to racial inequity, and a year of natural disasters has exposed organizations’ vulnerabilities and emphasized the need for nonprofit organizations to be prepared to quickly generate, evaluate, adjust, and select alternative ways of operating in crisis or in opportunity.

This program aims to equip nonprofit leaders with data, framework, and tools to mentally and operationally prepare for difficult decisions, redirection, or the unforeseen through hands-on scenario-planning exercises.

This session will feature guest panelists and will be facilitated by the Johnson Center’s Mandy Sharp Eizinger and Jeff Williams.

This workshop will cover:

  • Defining and understanding scenario planning and its role in effective management including in times of crisis
  • Applying through practice hands-on, scenario-planning exercises that demonstrate the impact of financial and programmatic shifts
  • Leveraging tried-and-true tools and peer-organization takeaways to apply to your work

Facilitators: Mandy Sharp Eizinger and Jeff Williams

Price: $149
Deadline to Register: Tuesday, November 10

This workshop will be a live, interactive experience. It will not be recorded or available to registrants after the end of the live session.
Photo: Mandy Sharp Eizinger
Mandy Sharp Eizinger, M.S. is a program manager at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Mandy brings to her role training in Gallup Strengths Coaching and a people-centered approach to developing individuals and programs to make meaningful and measurable impact. Learn more about Mandy.
Photo: Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams, M.A., M.B.A., is the director of the Community Data and Research Lab (CDRL) at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. In this role, he oversees a staff of researchers, database experts, and web developers who promote access to data and provide insights into nonprofit and philanthropic organizations and activities. He oversees the lab’s annual research agenda, supervises staff, and is a member of the Johnson Center’s leadership team. Learn more about Jeff.


November 11
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
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