Scenario Exploration System Workshops

Scenario Exploration System Workshops

Global issues require leaders with the ability to be drivers for positive change, to lead and inspire others to think and behave more responsibly. To achieve this, we need forward thinking leaders with a specific skills to help society take action towards a more sustainable future. Gamified curricula and training hold the potential to develop such skills in a much more engaging, impactful and effective way. 

The Scenario Exploration System (SES) is a serious gaming platform developed to facilitate the application of foresight in practice. It originally aimed at engaging EU policy makers with foresight and scenarios in a quick process. Specifically, it was designed to help participants, in less than 3 hours, to engage in systemic thinking with a long-term perspective and to explore alternative futures on a given issue.

Through an interactive and participatory process, the game enables participants to acquire and share knowledge on sustainable development and explore the interests, motivations and strategies of different societal actors. Having developed its own version, ABIS offers to interested parties the opportunity to co-design workshops and to use the SES as part of teaching modules, strategic discussions and relevant events. 


Our workshops

Over the last six years, ABIS organized and facilitated over 30 SES workshops for higher education institutions, public organizations and NGOs across 12 countries. Over 600 participants, including university students, academic faculty members, policymakers, business and civil society representatives have attended our workshops. Nowadays, to be able to organize larger scale events, make the game accessible in different geographic context or meet the demands of teaching modules, we also offer SES facilitation trainings and have trained 70 independent facilitators.

Please find below our most recent SES activities: 

  • 13 June 2023 - SES Workshop and Facilitation training at Maastricht University (NL)
  • 4 May 2023 - SES workshop for Joint Research Centre, Bioeconomy Unit in Ispra (IT)
  • 8 and 15 February 2023 - SES Workshop and Facilitation training at Liverpool Business School (UK)
  • 5 October 2022 and 13 December 2022 - SES workshops for Joint Research Centre, Bioeconomy Unit (BE)
  • 13 September 2022 - SES Workshop and Facilitation training at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)

Interested to learn more? 

  • Find out more in our SES Overview Report. Download below!
  • Participate to one of our upcoming free SES Taster Sessions. You can register here.
  • Contact our Knowledge Manager Karolina Sobczak at for any questions and to schedule a date for 2023 - 2024.

Watch a video of our SES workshop at Cranfield School of Management!  

The Scenario
Exploration System:
An overview

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