Scenario design home: February 2018

 
Hi, scenario designers! You’re now registered for your course.

This page centralizes all links to our sessions, homework assignments, and support materials. It’s your go-to page for all course materials.

What to do

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First, please see this quick overview of what we’ll be doing.

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Then follow the table below as we work through the materials. The links for each module’s handout, meeting room, and homework will appear shortly before that module’s session.

You’ve got prework, and it can take awhile! Please see the table below for links to the materials you need to prepare before our first session.

WHEN

FOCUS

WHAT TO DO

NOW

Goal, actions Download the Zoom app to make sure you can do it. If necessary, get permission from your IT department.
Download the book (12 Mb PDF).
Get your new and improved job aids.
Do the prework.

WEEK 1

Analysis; what are scenarios good for? On the day of the live session:
1. Download the handout.
2. Join the session by clicking the link that will appear below.
TUESDAY
Feb. 6
London: 3-4:30 PM
New York: 10-11:30 AM
Delhi: 8:30-10:00 PM

Join the session

WEDNESDAY
Feb. 7
New York: 1-2:30 PM
Vancouver: 10-11:30 AM

Join the session

Do the homework.

WEEK 2

Decision points, options, and feedback On the day of the live session:
1. Download the handout.
2. Join the session by clicking the link that will appear below.
TUESDAY
Feb. 13
London: 3-4:30 PM
New York: 10-11:30 AM
Delhi: 8:30-10:00 PM

Join the session

WEDNESDAY
Feb. 14
New York: 1-2:30 PM
Vancouver: 10-11:30 AM

Join the session

Do the homework.

WEEK 3

Activities in more depth; branching On the day of the live session:
1. Download the handout.
2. Join the session by clicking the link that will appear below.
TUESDAY
Feb. 20
London: 3-4:30 PM
New York: 10-11:30 AM
Delhi: 8:30-10:00 PM

Join the session

WEDNESDAY
Feb. 21
New York: 1-2:30 PM
Vancouver: 10-11:30 AM

Join the session

Do the homework.

WEEK 4

Media, evaluation On the day of the live session:
1. Download the handout.
2. Join the session by clicking the link that will appear below.
TUESDAY
Feb. 27
London: 3-4:30 PM
New York: 10-11:30 AM
Delhi: 8:30-10:00 PM

Join the session

WEDNESDAY
Feb. 28
New York: 1-2:30 PM
Vancouver: 10-11:30 AM

Join the session

Recordings

All sessions are recorded, and all recordings will appear on this page. Each recording will be posted about 24 hours after the session.

Which session?

Please attend the session you originally registered for. However, if you have serious issues one week, such as illness or another meeting scheduled for the same time, it’s okay to attend another session that week. If you haven’t done your homework, please attend your session anyway; you’ll have plenty of time to catch up before the next session.

World Time Buddy will convert the time for you.

Zoom

We’ll use Zoom for our web conferencing.

To join the session

You don’t need to join Zoom or pay anything to them. If you have a Zoom account, there’s no need for you to log in. Just follow the link that will appear in the table above before the session.

1. Click the “Join the session” link in the table above.

Zoom icon2. If necessary, download the app. The first time you join a Zoom session, Zoom will download a small application to your computer. Follow the instructions on the screen to run the installer. The application should then open on its own and connect you to the meeting.

If you’d like to download the app before trying to join a meeting, you can download it here.

3. When asked for your name, enter your first name and last initial. This determines how your name will appear in the chat.

4. Connect your audio.

Choose one way to connect your audio: computer audio or phone call.

Screenshot showing how to connect audio

“Computer Audio” transmits audio over the internet. The sound will come from your computer speakers or headphones. This works well for many people and has no charge. Click “Test Computer Mic & Speakers” to test your audio. You’ll see the following screen. Make sure you’ve selected the right speakers or headphones.

Test your speakers

There’s no need to test your mic.

The “Phone Call” tab will give you a phone number to use. The call will have standard phone charges. Click the country drop-down to see if there’s a local number for you.

Get the phone number

Click the flag to get a phone number in your country.

5. Once you enter the meeting room, you can control how the screen appears. I like to use the following layout.

 
Zoom window

Zoom toolbar

 

Zoom help

Never used Zoom before? The Zoom FAQ covers everything you need to know.

Is your corporate firewall causing issues? Try these solutions.

Handouts

Each session has handouts that include the key slides as well as detailed notes. Each handout’s link will appear in the table above on the day of the session. You might need to right-click the link. If the file downloads as XML gibberish, here’s the quick solution.

Homework

You have prework to do before the first session, and you’ll have homework to complete between sessions. I’m happy to provide email support for your homework, so if you have any questions or want feedback, send me an email. We’ll also discuss our homework as a group at the beginning of each live session.

The first three modules have interactive homework help. The link to the help will be activated in the table above on the day of the session.

LinkedIn group

We’re using a private group on LinkedIn to discuss scenario design during and after the course. The members are current or past participants in my scenario design courses or workshops. At the start of the course, I’ll send a group invitation to the address you used when you registered for this site. If that’s not your LinkedIn address, please log into LinkedIn as normal, go to the group page, and ask to join.

Recommended texts

The following books are recommended but not required.

 

 

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