Workshop - The Fundamentals of Wargaming
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Workshop - The Fundamentals of Wargaming

When: Dec. 5, 2019
8:30am - 5:00pm
Where: Marriott Irvine
18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, California  92612
United States
Contact: Michelle Winter

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In a competitive world that is global and increasingly getting more and more challenging, developing and implementing a plan or strategy without understanding all the external market dynamics is like driving a car while looking in the rearview mirror. Yet, so many companies look at external dynamics as an afterthought and factor them in after decisions are made, essentially “driving blind” and hoping their strategies work. War games are a tool to help business leaders think through their strategy formulation and likely external moves of key stakeholders in a controlled environment. They enable key business decisions to be made in a more systematic and informed manner by role playing the key players’ reactions in the marketplace, to really understand their intentions and where are the real opportunities in the marketplace. It will extensively use practical case examples and group exercises. This interactive workshop will develop your understanding of the concepts of war games, the process, and the different types of games. You will also examine how to plan, execute and deliver a war game.


Key Take Aways
  • The fundamentals of war games and how they are used in business to solve problems
  • A blueprint to create a war game: Successful ways to determine its focus, identify participants and key stakeholders, prepare briefing documents, and plan out the logistics
  • Techniques to conduct a war game: Defining the role of the facilitator, schedule of events, and how to follow up post-war game

Participants at a recent iteration of this workshop rated it a 4.8 out of 5. They also shared some of the most critical take-aways, tools, and strategies that they received:

  • Analytic frameworks to use to focus a strategic discussion
  • The flaw of "War Games", and new tools
  • Examples of important prep work to do
  • Tools and models for conducting a war game
  • Going through the process step by step




About our Facilitator

Arjan Singh - Lecturer, Strategy, UCI

Arjan Singh plans, designs and facilitates competitive war games / competitive & strategy simulation workshops - since 2013 he has led 97 war games / workshops globally.   Arjan Singh has a unique 360-degree view on the world of strategy and competitive intelligence where he has educated many people in an academic setting, consulted to major companies around the world and worked industry side as a practitioner. He has built and run CI departments in several industries. His CI teams have delivered over $1.7 billion in documented revenue impact. Arjan Singh is a lecturer of Strategy at the University of California, Irvine where he teaches strategy and competitive intelligence to the MBA program. 



The registration fee is $895.00.
Registration fees include all materials and testing fees and one-year membership to SCIP. For information about group rates of 3 or more, please contact Michelle Winter at
By registering, you agree to adhere to our antitrust policy and code of ethics


We are capping registration at this session, and we expect to reach capacity soon. The $895 registration fee includes all materials and testing fees as well as a one-year membership to SCIP. While we do not hold hotel blocks for this venue, you can receive a discount on hotel stays when using HotelStorm (apply the password SCIP to view rates.) For information about group rates of 3 or more, please contact Michelle Winter at mwinter@scip.orgPayment in full is required immediately upon registration and is non-refundable. If, for any reason, you are unable to attend the event for which you are registered, and notify SCIP in writing more than 3 weeks prior to the event start date, a one-time credit will be issued for use toward registration at any other event. The credit must be used within 90 days of the original registration date and can be applied to any event scheduled up to one calendar year from the event for which you originally registered. Credits may not be transferred more than once, and all unused credit(s) will be forfeited after 90 days. Cancellation within 21 days prior to the event will incur a one time fee of $500. The remaining balance can be applied to any event up to one calendar year from the event for which you originally registered. Notification must be received by SCIP in writing. If you do not attend the event and fail to notify SCIP prior to the event, no credit will be issued. Every effort is made to ensure that the speakers noted in this brochure are present, but changes beyond SCIP's control may occur.

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