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LGiU Seminar: Understanding Strategic Thinking
Wed 22 March 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 GMT
The workshop is ideal for managers or specialists who have a strategic role or who are looking to develop a better understanding and skills in the area of longer team planning and strategy. Essentially this is about effective change management and creating a coherent vision of the future at team, function and organisational level.
Strategy or being ‘strategic’ can by its very nature seem quite a vague concept in organisations although a term that is frequently used. The training is designed to cut through that mist and provide a clear understanding and the tools to think strategically but also to influence and implement strategy. The workshop will particularly focus on the challenges of creative strategic thinking in a politically led and fast changing organisation. This is about thinking strategically rather than strategic planning!
- A clear understanding of what strategic thinking means in your organisations and how it is used.
- Understanding the role of strategic thinking in the overall process of strategic management
- Developing strategies to work with a more strategic mindset and to influence the organisation to think and operate more strategically
- A chance to consider the use of specific strategic thinking ‘tools’
09:30 Registration & Refreshments
10:00 Welcome and Introduction
10:15 Coming to terms with the ambiguity of Strategic Thinking;
What it can mean in Practice
10:45 The difference between strategic thinking and strategic planning
11:00 Strategic approaches used in your organisation and barriers
11:40 Learning as an organisation and a ‘viral’ approach
12:00 The competencies of a strategic thinker
13:30 Creative v critical thinking
14:15 A strategic approach to change – Tools and techniques
14:45 The systems thinking approach
15:30 An inclusive approach and cultural change
15:45 Strategic personal development!
Who Should Attend:
The workshop is intended for Managers and Elected Members looking to develop more strategic and creative responses to the challenges faced by Authorities. It is also useful for those with strategic roles in organisational change and policy making.
Keith Crampton, Wiz Training and Development Ltd
Keith is an experienced trainer, coach and facilitator specialising in Local Government but with experience in private sector organisations as well as charities. Specialising in organisational and culture change Keith has worked with Authorities of all types. His experience before forming Wiz was as a Training and Organisational Development specialist working in both Local Government and the NHS. He brings an enthusiastic and engaging approach coupled with a focus on achieving real improvements in individual and organisational performance.