Strategic Thinking Training

Including Scenario Planning and Change Management

Strategic Thinking Training
This Strategic Thinking Training is offered throughout South Africa as
in-house, public and online training

Strategic Thinking Training​

– Including Scenario Planning and Change Management –

This Strategic Thinking Training is suitable for:
Managers and Management Teams

Course Duration: 2 days

NQF Level: 5

Course Objective:

Through this Strategic Thinking Training, delegates will be equipped with methodologies, tools and templates for strategic thinking and change management, enabling them to:
  • Learn from their past – by converting hindsight to foresight
  • Develop and focus on foresight – by identifying probabilities, possibilities and potential wildcards in the future for their companies
  • Identify scenarios that are “plausible” and “preferable” for their future
  • Implement effective change management programmes – to ensure the organisation and employees can navigate through the “transitions of change”
  • Focus on building effective implementation and follow up processes

Course content and outcomes:

Through this Strategic Thinking training – including Scenario Planning training and Change Management training, delegates will learn:

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  • Organisational Performance Analysis: Where does our performance go?
  • The 5 Step Model for Scenario Planning & Strategic Implementation
    • Converting hindsight to foresight
      • Learning from our past: What could we have done better?
    • Developing and focusing on foresight
      • Identifying probabilities, possibilities and potential wildcards in the future
    • Implementing scenario planning
      • Identifying “plausible & preferable” scenarios that you could / should pursue
    • From scenarios to strategic planning
      • Agreeing on appropriate scenarios & strategies to address future opportunities and threats
    • Focusing on strategic implementation
Change Management – for the implementation of scenario planning and strategic thinking
  • Understand why people resist change
  • The change curve, and its effect on individual and team performance
  • Understand the principles of how best to manage the transitions through change
  • Management misconceptions about how to handle change
  • Types of loss employees experience during periods of major changes
  • The phases of transition through change
  • Essential principles leaders should apply for change management
  • How to ensure trust in the process of implementing change?
    • The speed of trust – and how it affects individuals’ willingness to embrace strategic change
    • The Caring Model of Trust
  • The 6 Phases Model for Effective Change Management
    • Analysis of the envisioned change: SWOT
    • Motivating change
    • Creating the vision of change
    • Developing political support, and ensuring the effectiveness of the change sponsor and change agents
    • Managing the transition of change
    • Sustaining momentum
  • Reflecting on other change management models: Kotter, McKinsey 7-S, ADKAR, Kubler-Ross

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