Course Overview

Strategic thinking is an ability to plan for the future. It’s the capacity to prepare strategies and conjure ideas that will both cope with changing environments and consider the various challenges that lie ahead. The impact of strategic thinking should be that organizations and teams spend valuable resources on doing the right things. The teams should be able to link a strategy to the future vision of the organization, and continuously reflect on such question: are we doing the right things to make this a reality?

Now more than ever, the leaders, as well as the employees in non-supervisory levels should enhance and keep their strategic thinking competencies at par with global competetiveness to ensure the success of execution and implementation of strategic plans and goals in a complex environment.

After attending the program, leaders could enable other leaders to learn how to:

  • Clarify project’s vision and translating this into executable, sustainable plans with the teams

  • Navigate ambiguous areas towards clear decisions that lead to a shared leadership of a better integrated delivery system

  • Consolidate and galvanize their teams towards one goal

  • Hold each other accountable for results

Course Objectives

To turn the vision into reality, the organization needs a practical plan, and strategic thinking is part of this translational process. By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to –

  • Understand where the needs are coming from

  • Identify and diagnose the organization’s status using strategic planning tools

  • Use the strategic planning tools, models, framework in understanding and solving problems, as well as in translating the vision to a practical plan

  • Learn how to embrace and execute change initiatives according to the strategic plans and attempt to steer the organization towards capitalizing on change vis- à-vis strategic goals and directions

Our Approach and Methodology

Actual practice and application of tools to problems identified by the Participants/Immediate Superior of the Participants

The Coaching and Mentoring workshop participants will be asked to identify and work with actual complex issues throughout the four (4) sessions. Participants are required to bring real workplace challenges they want to discuss in the workshop, and this program is built around an engaging simulation and incorporates many other creative and engaging instructional-design elements. Throughout the workshop, participants may draw on the experience of others as they work on personalized action plans, receive constructive feedback, and learn how to successfully introduce and lead change within their team and organization.

Course Outline

  • 1

    Introduction to Strategic Thinking

    • Leadership in Times of Change

    • Mental Models

    • The Strategic Planning Models

    • Organization Diagnosis

  • 2

    Strategies for Communicating Plans and Change Initiatives

    • Planning for Change

    • Managing Resistance

    • Strategy Formulation

    • Check for Understanding

  • 3

    End of Course

    • Bonus Materials

    • For Your Further Development