Developing a Strategic Mindset

Train your mind to be more strategic and start making a difference in your organization!

Developing the strategic thinking competency is critical for both your business and leadership success in today’s workplace. This course will equip you with a framework as well as tips and techniques that can be applied to your daily workplace reality. As a result of attending, you will leave as a stronger and more confident strategic thinker.

How You Will Benefit

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  • Understand the importance of thinking and leading strategically in your daily work
  • Recognize how strategy lives within an organization
  • Identify your strategic thinking strengths and areas for improvement
  • Understand the four steps required to think strategically and learn to embed the 4-step framework into your daily work life
  • Apply best practices to stop and reflect on the big picture before acting
  • Articulate clearly the link between your business challenge and the overall strategy
  • Use best practice techniques for thinking through a problem before acting
  • Learn how to innovatively reframe when brainstorming
  • Recognize actions you can take to strategically plan for your implementation
  • Apply what you have learned to scenarios and/or your real-life situation
  • Develop awareness of the skills required to think strategically in the workplace
  • Strengthen your ability to explain how your decisions and actions align with your organization’s strategy
  • Expand your toolbox of ways to creatively brainstorm solutions 
  • Recognize how to lead people more strategically
  • Increase your competitiveness in the workplace

Course Features

  • Self-assessment providing insights into your strategic thinking strengths and areas for improvement
  • Discussion touch-points to maximize the sharing of knowledge among participants
  • Group activities applying creative brainstorming techniques
  • Role play activities to reinforce techniques and behaviours in a safe environment where feedback and coaching are provided

Who Should Attend

Business professionals seeking to develop the skills to prepare them for more strategic roles.

This course is part of a Learning Path for people looking to improve strategic thinking and planning capabilities. Learn more about learning paths.


$2,345 Non Member Fee
$2,095 Member Fee

Do you need a different date or location? We offer Courses On Request.

$2,345 Non Member Fee
$2,095 Member Fee

Do you need a different date or location? We offer Courses On Request.

When colleagues learn together, everyone benefits!

Explore our onsite training options or to inquire about scheduling this course for your team, click here.



This course supports the following Organizational Impact Areas:

  • Strategic Alignment Impact Area - aligning priorities, decision-making and change adoption
  • Project Management Impact Area - adopting flexible approaches to project-based work
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Course Reviews

  • Rima E., Tax and Pension Specialist Feb 22, 2024

  • Kiera B., Executive Assistant Feb 22, 2024

    Kevin was a great facilitator and kept everyone on track, engaged and presented the material in an interesting way.

  • Past Participant, Senior Director Feb 22, 2024

    Well presented / good size in terms of their being 10 participants / length worked well for content.

  • Past Participant, Policy and Business Process Specialist Feb 22, 2024

    Some great nuggets of information all nicely laid out in a sequence to follow for a strategic mindset. Two days well spent in my opinion. Kevin did a great job instructing and offering support.

  • Chris T., West QCI Group Leader Jan 9, 2024

    I found the course content was laid out well. Candida was a great facilitator. With the smaller team we were able to work as a group throughout the course which made for good discussion and working through scenarios to help build a strategic mindset for

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