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14 Oct - 18 Oct 2024 London - UK $ 5,950 Register Now
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About the Course

The Certificate in Strategic Thinking training course is a pivotal programme designed to address the evolving demands of the contemporary business landscape, emphasizing the critical role of strategic thinking in organisational success. In an era characterised by rapid change, global competition, and technological advancements, the ability to think strategically is a key competency for leaders and professionals alike. It is strategically crafted to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the core components of strategic thinking.  

This programme will take you step-by-step through a systematic approach for trend spotting, enabling you to adeptly navigate uncertainties and capitalise on emerging opportunities. It strongly emphasizes goal setting and alignment, ensuring that delegates acquire the skills to craft goals that resonate with the overarching vision of their organisations. Decision-making within a strategic context is a focal point, equipping them with the skills to make informed decisions that contribute to their organisations' long-term success and sustainability.  

Furthermore, it is an indispensable investment for professionals aspiring to enhance their strategic thinking capabilities. Individuals gain a comprehensive toolkit for navigating today's business landscape and position themselves as catalysts for innovation and drivers of long-term organisational success. In an era where adaptability and foresight are paramount, it stands as a cornerstone for professionals seeking to enhance their strategic thinking capabilities and contribute meaningfully to the future success of their organisations.

Core Objectives

The delegates will achieve the following objectives:

  • Develop the ability to think beyond day-to-day tasks and adopt a forward-looking, strategic mindset
  • Know how to establish a clear, achievable, and compelling vision
  • Understand how to recognise industry trends and seize opportunities for growth
  • Improve decision-making by understanding how to balance short-term needs with long-term goals
  • Understand the implementation with consideration of the impact on stakeholders
Training Approach

This training course will utilise various proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented, including speaker input, facilitated discussion, problem-solving exercises, videos, and case study analysis, all emphasizing the delegate's involvement.

The Attendees

This training course is designed for professionals, executives, and managers who aim to expand their strategic decision skills.

Likewise, it will be valuable to the professionals but not limited to the following:

  • Managers and Executives
  • Entrepreneurs and Business Owners
  • Leadership and Senior Team Members
  • Project Managers
  • Professionals in Transition
Daily Discussion

DAY ONE: UNDERSTANDING STRATEGIC THINKING

  • Definition and Importance of Strategic Thinking
  • Differentiating between Strategic Thinking and Operational Thinking
  • Understanding Components of a Successful Strategy
  • Innovation and Creativity in Strategic Thinking
  • Importance of Vision, Mission, Values, and Objectives

DAY TWO: FORMULATION OF STRATEGY

  • Scanning External Environment for Opportunities Identification
  • Recognition of Industry Trends
  • Evaluation of Organisational Resources and Capabilities
  • Resource-based View and Dynamic Capabilities Approaches to Strategy
  • Forecasting Future Development
  • Mitigating Risks Through Scenario Analysis

DAY THREE: GOAL SETTING AND ALIGNMENT

  • Setting SMART GOALS: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound
  • Aligning Goals with Vision and Missing
  • Developing and Measuring Key Performance Indicators
  • Development of Strategy Map
  • Balanced Scorecard as Alternative to the Strategy Map

DAY FOUR: DECISION-MAKING IN STRATEGIC CONTEXT

  • Rational Decision-making Model
  • Behavioral Aspects in Decision-making
  • Balancing Short-term vs Long-term Considerations
  • Analysing the Impact on Stakeholders
  • Decision Support Tools, including Cost-benefit Analysis

DAY FIVE: IMPLEMENTING AND EVALUATING STRATEGY

  • Action Planning and Execution
  • Change Management in Strategic Initiatives
  • Leadership in Strategic Thinking
  • Building a Strategic Thinking Culture in Organisations
  • Presenting Strategic Thinking Projects
Course Enquiry
  • Durations 5 Days
  • Language English

A XCalibre Professional Development Certification will be given to the delegates upon successful completion of this training course.