Our training courses are designed and developed by Dr Lavoix, who has a PhD in International Politics (Lond SOAS), a MSc in International Politics of Asia (distinction – Lond SOAS) as well as a Master in Finance (ISC Paris – Valedictorian). Furthermore she has specialised in strategic foresight and early warning over the last 16 years. She is also an experienced trainer and lecturer.
The programmes are thus grounded in scientific and academic knowledge and understanding, as well as practical experience of international relations, political and geopolitical analysis and anticipation analysis and processes.
The courses will practically and step by step help you mastering the analytical and methodological skills and knowledge you need to reduce and embrace uncertainty, avoid surprise, foresee and warn about crises, dangers or threats and thus manage risks, as well as monitor them and communicate results at best to decision-makers. See below for available training courses and topics.
Do you have specific needs? Do you want a training adapted to your strategy and your aims?
After first listening to you and discussing with you, we create a specific programme in terms of length and content, which fits your activity.
Contact us for custom-designed training.
We now offer two online courses for Geopolitical Risks, Strategic Foresight and Early Warning for security issues and Crisis Anticipation:
Course 1: From Process to Creating your Analytical Model for Strategic Foresight and Warning, Early Warning, Risk Management and Scenario-building – More details and enrolment – (Course 1 already includes units on biases and their mitigation)
Course 2: Scenario building (or scenario analysis) for Political and Geopolitical Risks and Crisis – More details and enrolment.
Each course can be taken separately. However we also offer a bundle for the two courses 1 and 2. Course 1 already includes units on biases and their mitigation.
All individuals involved in analysis and more broadly thinking will benefit from our third course, Course 3: Mitigating Biases – More details and enrolment.
Online courses with live seminars
We also offer our online courses mixed with live seminars, according to a schedule to organise according to availabilities and objectives (contact us).
For example, you can plan to have your staff taking one unit of our online programme a week, followed, at the end of the week, by a one or two hours seminar, delivered by Zoom to the group. During the seminar Dr Lavoix will both answer further questions, if any, and coach you through exercices and a group project, focused on an issue of your choice defined properly during seminars. The length and number of seminars can be flexibly adapted to your need, even during the programme, on mutual agreement.
At the end of the overall programme, besides having your staff trained, including practically through coaching, you will also have a concrete output, more or less advanced according to the number of hours taken in seminars and to staff work. For course 1, you will have a model for your selected issue, and for course 2 you will have a more or less developed tree of scenarios ad well as a selected number of scenarios.
Specific lectures can also be added on demand, or suggested by the trainer.
Maximum number of trainees per seminar: 6 to 8.
Coaching, of course, is not the same as consulting. If you want full consulting and commissioned report and research, please check our corresponding pages.
Available training courses and topics
|Available Courses||Custom-designed training|
Introduction to strategic foresight and warning, risk management
Analytical model, mapping an issue, identifying indicators
|Using social network analysis software for strategic foresight and warning, risk management||✔||Course 1 and|
|Using Gephi and centrality measures to improve your model/graph and your understanding of an issue (Advanced)||✔|
|Mitigating biases||✔||Course 1|
|How to deal with a large amount of information||✔||Course 1 and |
Influence analysis (for scenarios)
|Scenario building and scenario analysis||✔||Course 2|
|Indicators for scenarios||✔||Course 2|
|Probabilising scenarios||✔||Course 2|
|Scanning and monitoring for warning||✔|
|Finding relevant information and quality of information for monitoring and scanning||✔|
|Design and process of strategic foresight and warning systems||✔|
|Delivery of warning and scenarios||✔||Course 2|
|Other according to your needs||✔|
- Reviews for our online courses
- Ecole Supérieure des Forces de Sécurité Intérieure (ESFSI), Ministry of Interior, Tunisia, EU project via Civipol;
- Pôle de Sécurité, Ministry of Interior, Tunisia, EU project via Civipol;
- SciencesPo- Paris School of International Affairs (MSc in Security Studies, selective by Dr H Lavoix – 2015-2020/21);
- Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP);
- Vesalius College, Belgium (2013-2021);
- Royal Military Academy, Belgium;
- S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore (MSc in Strategic Studies, selective by Dr H Lavoix);
- Civil Service College, Singapore.
Contact us for any training-related question, quotation, information.