This workshop is ideal for managers or specialists who have a strategic role or who are looking to develop a better understanding and skills in the area of longer team planning and strategy. Essentially this is about effective change management and creating a coherent vision of the future at team, function and organisational level.
Strategy or being ‘strategic’ can by its very nature seem quite a vague concept in organisations although a term that is frequently used. The training is designed to cut through that mist and provide a clear understanding and the tools to think strategically but also to influence and implement strategy. The workshop will particularly focus on the challenges of creative strategic thinking in a politically led and fast changing organisation. This is about thinking strategically rather than strategic planning!
- A clear understanding of what strategic thinking means in your organisations and how it is used.
- Understanding the role of strategic thinking in the overall process of strategic management
- Developing strategies to work with a more strategic mindset and to influence the organisation to think and operate more strategically
- A chance to consider the use of specific strategic thinking ‘tools’
09:30 Registration & Refreshments
10:00 Welcome and Introduction
10:15 Coming to terms with the ambiguity of Strategic Thinking;
What it can mean in Practice
10:45 The difference between strategic thinking and strategic planning
11:00 Strategic approaches used in your organisation and barriers
11:40 Learning as an organisation and a ‘viral’ approach
12:00 The competencies of a strategic thinker
13:30 Creative v critical thinking
14:15 A strategic approach to change – Tools and techniques
14:45 The systems thinking approach
15:30 An inclusive approach and cultural change
15:45 Strategic personal development!