A three or five day certificate program covering

  • Complexity and Analytics
  • Risk and Opportunity
  • Implications for Strategy

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Understand and plan for risk and opportunity in a complex world. Learn to anticipate and prepare for the unknown.


This seminar is for anyone who wants to understand risk, opportunity and strategy in the real world, especially key decision makers and those who advise them: executives, senior managers, government policy makers, public administrators, management consultants, organizational development professionals and business educators.

Detailed Objectives:

Monday and Tuesday
April 23-24, 2018

Complexity and Analytics: Using complexity and data science to develop strategic insights

  • How to use analytics as a tool for insight and strategic direction
  • Identify emergent patterns that indicate shifts in markets and the environment
  • Learn how to to identify what is important in data by learning the right questions to ask
  • Create powerful tools for handling risks and coping with uncertainty
  • Use your own and public data to identify critical events and transitions

Wednesday and Thursday
April 25-26, 2018

Risk and Complexity: Identify risk in complex environments

  • Gain advantage from uncertainty, volatility and disorder
  • Learn what complexity really is and how to turn it from a menace to a benefit
  • Recognize conditions of hidden and cascading risks
  • Learn to distinguish fragile from antifragile
  • Harness the power of self-organization to be naturally antifragile
  • See the big picture

April 27, 2018

What Have We Learned?

  • What can we say today about the rapidly changing world we live in?
  • What does global integration and disorder mean for the future?
  • How can business thrive in this context?
  • How can we set up strategies that achieve objectives?
  • What can be known about the impact of government decisions on markets and society?
  • What can be expected in global risks, cascading crises, and the "new normal?"

Important Dates:

April 2: Early Registration Deadline
April 16: Registration Deadline
April 23-27: Program




Phone: 617-547-4100 | Fax: 617-661-7711 | Email: office at necsi.edu

277 Broadway Cambridge, MA USA