Course Outline

Introduction to Strategic Thinking

Key Business Areas that Managers Must Master

  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Finance
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Culture and innovation


  • Self-assessment exercise
  • The collaboration mindset


  • Identifying the company's strategic and operational alignment
  • The role of the manager in strategy and operations


  • Understanding the numbers
  • Finance's role in extending the company's influence, competitiveness and survival


  • Communicating across functions, departments, regions and language
  • Presentation skills


  • Identifying and responding to demand and market shifts
  • How technology changes the game

Culture and Innovation

  • An organization's personality
  • A growth and learning mindset

Strategic Decision Making

  • Anticipating problems
  • Obtaining and interpreting information
  • Placing challenges and opportunities within strategic context
  • Discussion, decision and feedback

Professional Development

  • Mentorship and ongoing training
  • Seeing the future and using it to your advantage

Summary and Conclusion


  • An understanding of business.
  • Desire to learn and improve strategic thinking skills.


  • Junior to mid-level managers
  • This course is geared towards business development and strategy teams
 21 Hours

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