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Foundations of O.R: O.R. & Strategy

  Ref. 549  
  Frances O'Brien
  6 September 2018, Birmingham
  £575 + VAT Members
  £625 + VAT Non-members


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Foundations of O.R. Courses     

The purpose of the series of ‘Foundations of O.R.’ courses is to help practitioners to understand the role of Operational Research in management; understand the requirements for successful Operational Research interventions; have knowledge of a range of Operational Research techniques; be able to identify the suitability of a technique for a problem situation and be able to apply those techniques.

Civil Servants / Members of the Government O.R. Service need to book these courses through the Civil Service Learning portal. (Go to

Foundations of O.R: O.R. & Strategy

The purpose of this day is to develop an understanding of the key activities within the strategic development process and how frameworks, methods and models can be used to support these activities.  The day will be taught with a combination of lectures covering the strategy process and the range of methods used to support it, followed by short introductions and hand-on sessions applying one particular method: scenario planning.

 The objectives for the day are to:

  • To develop a framework for the strategic development process
  • To develop an understanding of the methods and models available and their role in supporting the strategic development process
  • To develop skills in applying one of the methods to supporting the strategic development process: scenario planning

 The topics covered during the day are:

  • The strategic development process
  • Tools for supporting the strategy process
  • Different roles played by OR practitioners in supporting the strategy process
  • An introduction to scenario planning

If you are interested in further information, have any requirements (e.g. an alternative course date), or have difficulty booking a course online then please contact Jennie Phelps. It is recommended that courses are booked online. If this is not possible, then please print off, fill and fax or post the Training Course Booking Form.

Jennie Phelps   Address:  The OR Society, Seymour House, 12 Edward Street, Birmingham, B1 2RX, UK
  Tel: +44 (0)121 233 9300
  Fax: +44 (0)121 233 0321