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Strategic Systems Thinking: The Big Picture - ONLINE

Royal Roads University Professional and Continuing Studies
June 1 - 28, 2020
Victoria, BC
Have you ever wished you could be more strategic or been told you need to be more strategic? The reality is that you can’t act strategically if you don’t think strategically. This four-week online course offer tools to help you to think more strategically. These tools are designed to help you see the big picture and deepen your understanding of how complex organizations function.

Topics Covered:
  • Introduction to strategic thinking
  • Getting comfortable with the inevitable uncertainty of strategic thinking
  • Bolman and Deal’s four frames
  • Polarity management
  • The Cynefin framework
  • Creative intelligence
Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand what constitutes strategic thinking and recognize its importance within organizations
  • Be comfortable with the inevitable paradox and uncertainty that accompanies strategic thinking
  • Know when and how to use three strategic thinking tools: Bolman and Deal’s four frames, polarity management and the Cynefin framework
  • Recognize the importance creativity plays in strategic thinking
Learner Effort:
3-5 hours per week
Eden Jaycock
[email protected]
Event Website

Event Type: Webinar
Provincial Region: South Vancouver Island

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