SCOR Method

(Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities, Risks)


SCOR is a “futurospective” activity that helps the participants better plan their future based on the perceived strengths and challenges, as well as opportunities and risks ahead of them.


Mapping of stakeholders, policies and definition of regional priorities.


Mapping and reflection


Time frame:

2- 4 hours

This activity supports visualization activities and alignment on important strategic actions for the future. It is a variation of the SWOT analysis and has been an effective exercise to find opportunities in others’ strengths, which they hadn’t thought about before

Draw the four quadrants: Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities, Risks Introduce the first two areas:

  • Strengths: What are the positive attributes?

  • Challenges: What are the challenges or threats?

Give the participants time to write down notes for those areas. Read all strengths and challenges out loud, clarifying if needed, but not fostering discussion yet.

Introduce the other two areas:

  • Opportunities: given the strengths, what can we capitalise on and take as a lead to be successful?

  • Risks: with those challenges, what are the risks ahead of us and how to mitigate them

Give the team time to write notes for those two areas. Facilitate a group discussion.

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