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Strategic thinking

Drive your strategic agenda with the right tools in today’s competitive business environment

20 March 2019 - 21 March 2019, 8:30AM - 4:00PM, GST Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Course overview

This two-day course is designed to help leaders and managers think strategically, develop strategic insight, create strategic vision and define business strategies. It is structured as a highly practical workshop, with several short case studies illustrating some of the ideas and concepts.

It encourages participants to discuss their own business area and the very real challenges they face and equips them with much greater understanding of the process and a range of tools and techniques they can apply at work.

Who should attend

— Aspiring leaders, executives and managers who have a key role in developing a business
strategy; professionals in support functions who need to work alongside the business

— Junior and mid-level managers

—Technical experts who are expected to support or contribute to the strategy development of their organization.


Participants who attend all sessions will be awarded a KPMG certificate of attendance.

Course fees*

Early bird offer (before 20 February 2019) - US$1,695

Participant fee - US$1,895

*Please note that the fee quoted is exclusive of VAT and the fee for the course shall be increased by the quantum of VAT, as applicable under the law.


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Day one Day two

The attributes of a strategic thinker

— Challenging conventional thinking

— The importance of big picture thinking

— What are the biases affecting your
perceptions and the way you think

— What’s your vision? Seeing possibilities
beyond the present

— Reading the environment of today and
anticipating the environment of tomorrow

— Building adaptability and flexibility into your

— The differences between strategic, creative,
and critical thinking — and why all three are important





Strategic thinking tools:

— Gaining a working understanding of strategy
and tactics/operations

— How to think more strategically, while acting

— Choices must be made: establishing priorities
and focusing on goals

— SWOT analysis: An all time efficient tool

— Questioning strategies: the best answers
come from effective questions

— Aligning risk-taking with vision, mission and

— Articulating your strategies: communicating to
achieve buy-in

— Case studies and practice in a business context