confronting radical uncertainties
Prepare for alternative futures
As the speed of change accelerates and more systemic novelty is generated, on what basis can decisions be made? Leading with more than 20 years’ experience with scenario planning, foresight, and innovation, Scenaric helps clients succeed with proprietary tactics and tools to confront and manage radical uncertainty in our highly fluid contemporary context.
better, more impactful conversations and insights
We develop customized processes and facilitate conversations to help people and organizations prepare for unpredictable futures and better navigate change. We work with a diversity of clients to help clarify problems, test strategies, identify new opportunities, and articulate options—all the while enhancing the organizational capacity to act with foresight and strategic intent.
We have consulted with organizations from around the world, across a wide variety of industries—from energy and high technology to legal and financial services-- and have conducted bespoke engagements and complex scenario planning for multinational companies, utilities, non-profits, laboratories, and cities.
What We Do
Bespoke engagements and projects
Creating strategic plans with Decision Makers
Conducting Rigorous and useful scenario planning
Designing Board and executive retreats
Facilitating difficult and consequential conversations
Developing purposeful stakeholder engagements
Advising on building foresight and scenario planning functions
dr. Cynthia Selin
As a social scientist and foresight expert, Dr. Cynthia Selin investigates and invents methodologies for making sense of complex change and pursues theoretical intrigues surrounding anticipation. She founded and leads Scenaric and draws in world class experts to meet your needs.
Dr. Selin is a future-oriented scholar and consultant focused on sustainability and the governance of emerging technologies. By creating new methods and concepts for confronting uncertainties, her work stimulates improved strategic capacities and foresight. With over 20 years of experience in scenario planning and strategy consulting, she and her team collaborate with clients to clarify challenges, test strategies, identify opportunities, and shape policy options.
Scenaric's offerings are grounded in scientific research with Dr. Selin's body of work including over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, edited books, and peer-reviewed special issues exploring foresight, innovation, and sustainability. A sought-after speaker and thought leader, Dr. Selin delivers keynotes and presents globally.
Dr. Selin earned a PhD in Knowledge and Management from Copenhagen Business School’s Institute for Politics, Philosophy and Management, a MA in Science and Technology Studies from Roskilde University (Denmark), and a BA in American Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz.
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