Richard A. Swanson is professor emeritus of organization learning, policy, and development at the University of Minnesota. From 2006 to 2009, he served as the Distinguished Research Professor of Human Resource Development and the Lindsey Chair in the College of Business and Technology at the University of Texas-Tyler.

Thomas J. Chermack is Associate Professor of Organizational Learning, Performance and Change and Director of the Scenario Planning Institute at Colorado State University. He has studied and practiced scenario planning for over 15 years and is the author of “Scenario Planning in Organizations” and “Theory Building in Applied Disciplines” published by Berrett-Koehler.