Developing a Strategic Mindset

  • Strategy & Analysis
  • Course Code: 92242

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.

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How You Will Benefit

  • 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.



$2,095 Member Fee
$2,345 Non Member Fee
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187 Reviews 4 Star

Course Reviews

  • Past Participant, IESO Jul 15, 2019

  • Past Participant, TJX Canada Nov 18, 2019

    I felt at times the case studies at the beginning of the sections were difficult to work on without more information about the section. it would be beneficial to do them at the end of the section. Mikhail was an extremely knowledgeable facilitator and provided great stories and examples. At times I felt the content could have moved along faster and the breaks felt quite long at times. It provides a consistent approach to how to think and consider future possibilities then bring them into real world application.

  • Me'shel Gulliver Belanger, Public Services and Procurement Canada Jan 13, 2020

    I think this course was very good, and could be marketed for senior advisors or new middle management professionals.Very well spoken, articulate, and brought meaningful anecdotes to each situations the class was faced with. I liked that he had a variety of private sector experience to compliment his work with The Bank of Canada. This is better suited for aspiring managers or Directors.

  • David Neal, Koppert Canada Ltd. Nov 18, 2019

    Much better than expected, provided real world tools. It has given me a framework to use tools within a process to provide potential solutions for evaluation. Very good, moved things along at a good pace. Did not over instruct. Allowed us to discover. Provides tools and structure to allow you to think

  • Markus Kopper, Haver & Boecker Rocky Mountains Feb 25, 2020

    Pleasant and professional. Good class size. Refreshing

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