About the workshop

Business managers and leaders operate in a dynamic environment marked by significant uncertainty, complexity, and evolving customer needs. Navigating this landscape tests workforce skills and organizational capacity, emphasizing the importance of understanding how to plan and execute complex strategies to achieve organizational goals for both career and business success.

Strategic thinking plays a pivotal role in bringing the big picture into focus for leaders. It enables them to discern connections between various causes, stakeholders, and interdependencies inherent in the complex challenges they encounter. Recognizing critical trends and patterns in internal and external environments is a key responsibility for leaders, influencing the future trajectory of their organizations.

Designed for senior leaders and managers, this course aims to enhance existing skills, equipping participants to address challenges at a strategic level. The tools applied in the course facilitate improved strategic insight, enabling individuals to tackle everyday business challenges and devise breakthrough solutions for the most formidable organizational issues.

Strategic Thinking & Advanced Problem Solving Workshop

Definition: Understanding the problem

- Reaching agreement on the problem: Defining key variables, known causes, structure, scope, stakeholder impact, interdependencies and constraints 

- Evaluating problem impacts

- Developing solution criteria and the problem solving approach


Analysis: Identifying and evaluating possible solutions

- Generating and evaluate solutions based on feasibility, impact and risk

- Taking stock of required skills, knowledge and resources to resolve the problem or realise the opportunity

- Leadership, management, planning and team deployment considerations 


 Implementation: from strategy to results

- Testing solutions: prototypes, pilots, simulations

- Adopting a systematic approach to solution implementation

- Building engagement and embedding change 


Overcoming roadblocks to strategic thinking and problem solving

- Cognitive biases, ideological paradigms and group-based

- The inherently challenging nature of ‘wicked problems’ 

- Cultivating your skills and maintaining your edge as a strategic thinker and problem solver


Strategic thinking and problem solving

- How the current context is shaping organisations

- The role of strategic thinking in senior leadership

- Responding to emerging challenges

Enhancing your decision-making

- Cognitive principles, and tools essential for effectiveness

- Addressing common limitations and challenges

- Utilise models, tools and tactics to enhance overall capabilities

Advanced problem solving for senior leaders

- How to objectively collect and evaluate evidence

- Exploring reason-based approaches to tackle complex solving

- Applying rational and creative problem solving tools and techniques


Leading and influencing others on key issues

- Effectively engaging stakeholders to understand the problem and identifying potential solutions

- Integrating multi-stakeholder perspectives and facilitating shared understanding

- Resolving conflict and disagreement in group problem solving

Tailor Your Training Experience

To make sure you get the learning solution that’s right for you, we offer different levels of tailoring to suit your needs. Choose from three levels of customisation:

1.Off the Shelf

Love what you see? Great! Choose this option to take one of our most popular courses and bring it in-house for your team. Includes a pre-course consult session with our facilitator to make sure we hit the mark, and deliver the right learning experience for you.


Make sure you get the most from the course you choose, by tailoring the content to get the right fit for you. Speak to our team, who will work with you to pick and mix from a curated bank of training modules to help customise your learning experience.


Not on the list? Let us know what you’re looking for and we will find the right solution. Our team of learning specialists will work with you to develop a unique training course for your business. Through an in-depth consultation process, we will work with you to profile your learning needs and build a bespoke program from the ground up.

Speak with one of our team today to find which option is right for you.

Who Will Attend

Senior managers who need to execute strategy that drives business growth, including:
- Responsible for shaping and developing business strategy
- Middle to senior managers with strategic responsibility or are transitioning into these roles
- Those looking to further enhance their leadership acumen

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