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Strategic Systems Thinking: The Big Picture - SYNCHRONOUS

Have you ever wished you could be more strategic or been told you need to be more strategic? The reality is that you can’t act strategically if you don’t think strategically. This hands-on course offer tools to help you to think more strategically. These tools are designed to help you see the big picture and deepen your understanding of how complex organizations function.
Facilitator: Dave Whittington
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to strategic thinking
  • Getting comfortable with the inevitable uncertainty of strategic thinking
  • Bolman and Deal’s four frames
  • Polarity management
  • The Cynefin framework
  • Creative intelligence

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand what constitutes strategic thinking and recognize its importance within organizations
  • Be comfortable with the inevitable paradox and uncertainty that accompanies strategic thinking
  • Know when and how to use three strategic thinking tools: Bolman and Deal’s four frames, polarity management and the Cynefin framework
  • Recognize the importance creativity plays in strategic thinking

This course can be taken on its own or as part of the Management & Leadership Skills Certificate.