Strategic thinking

The course looked at:

What strategic thinking is and why it’s so important

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Coming to terms with the ambiguity of strategic thinking;
  • What it can mean in practice
  • The difference between strategic thinking and strategic planning
  • Strategic approaches used in your organisation and barriers
  • Learning as an organisation

In the second half of the workshop, we looked at:

Different approaches to strategic thinking

  • The competencies of a strategic thinker
  • Creative v critical thinking
  • A strategic approach to change – tools and techniques
  • The systems thinking approach
  • An inclusive approach and cultural change

Course materials and outline

Course materials:

Slides Understanding Strategic Thinking

Guide & Workbook Understanding Strategic Thinking

Useful resources:

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