To ensure a strategy is sound and produces successful outcomes, good quality decisions need to be made. Good decisions, in turn, rely on high quality strategic thinking.
If you want to change your thinking, challenge perceptions and plan actions in a collaborative and open training environment, this course is for you.
Our highly interactive Effective Strategic Thinking course de-mystifies strategic thinking; assesses the benefits of strategic analysis; teaches how to use strategic analysis and how to best implement your strategy at your organisation.
Through group discussions, evaluate your performance, address your weaknesses and gain a deeper understanding of how imaginative thinking can improve your work.
Leave the day confident in your ability to generate tangible results in your role and implement change in your organisation.
Unlocking the Power of Virtual
Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.
Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!
Please note will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.
Judy specialises in leadership development, strategic thinking, transition planning and facilitation of multi-agency and multi-professional partnerships and teams and community consultations. Her portfolio of work includes executive coaching and development for directors and people in organisations across all sectors but particularly local government and the NHS.
Judy is an accredited assessor for the Myers Brigg Type Indicator and has qualified as a Thinking Environment Consultant and Coach with Nancy Kline and a Transitions Consultant with William Bridges in the US. Judy was a non-executive director in the NHS for twelve years with two hospitals and a Primary ...
Charlotte is a trained facilitator and coach who specialises in service development, strategic thinking and managing transition for organisations and individuals. She is trained in supporting individuals and organisations using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and has wide experience of people and project management within fast-paced, commercial environments.
Her current portfolio includes support to a range of NHS organisations including: GP Practices, Mental Health Trusts, Community Services and NHS England. In addition to her support to the NHS, she supports University and Public sector organisations with leadership development including resilience, conflict management and managing through culture change. Read more
Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives
- What do you want to achieve today?
What Exactly is Strategic Thinking?
- What myths exist about ‘strategic thinking’? What is true?
- What good examples of strategy have you seen and what made them good?
- What is your strategic issue?
The Benefits of Strategic Analysis
- External environment v. internal capability
- What external factors could help or hinder?
- What possible scenarios do you need to be prepared for?
- Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
- Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
Using Strategic Analysis in Your Organisation
- What is your vision of success?
- Who are the stakeholders?
- How strong do those relationships need to be and how can you strengthen them?
- Who do you need to influence?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses?
Effective Strategic Implementation
- What is the difference between change and transition?
- What do your priorities need to be?
- Overcoming your own limiting assumptions