Strategic Thinking

Designed to introduce participants to the concept of “critical” or unconventional thinking that is required to formulate and implement strategies

HRDF SBL-Khas claimable

2-DAY WORKSHOP | HRDF SBL CLAIMABLE

STRATEGIC THINKING

Overview
Creative, strategic thinking means to think differently and unconventionally when formulating and implementing business strategies. It implies the existence of a propensity to be engage in thinking that defies conventional practice and an ability to form a new perspective in identifying problems and seeking novel solutions.

Analytical skills are required for creative, strategic thinking. These skills include the ability to analyze information relating to issues, events and concerns on a structured three phase approach that involves planning, analyzing and drawing conclusions. These skills may be honed through practice.

This training program has been designed to introduce participants to the concept of “critical” or unconventional thinking that is required to formulate and implement strategies. It starts with the premise that everyone is a habitual, conventional thinker and then encourages the participants to expand the thinking horizon beyond conventional thinking through a series of games and activities.


Terminal Objective

On completion of the training program, the participants will be able to apply strategic thinking techniques and analyze information in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

Key course outcomes

  • Define the term strategic thinking
  • Describe the link between strategic thinking and formulating and implementing strategies
  • List key elements in the strategic thinking cycle
  • Describe keys to strategic thinking
  • Define analytical skills
  • Delegate effectively
  • Apply problem solving techniques
  • Use analytical tools
    • Interrelationship diagrams
    • Delegation
    • Prioritization

STRATEGIC THINKING COURSE SYLLABUS & OUTLINE

Topics Covered
  • Introduction to Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic thinking and peak performance
  • Elements in the strategic thinking cycle
  • Requirements for strategic thinking
  • Overview on analytical skills
    • Problem solving
    • Determining interrelationships
    • Prioritizing
    • Delegating
    • Analyzing stakeholders
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