Developing a Strategic Mindset

This strategic thinking course is designed to help you develop your understanding of how value is created in an organization and how to enhance your leadership effectiveness: what every business manager needs to know to maximize their strategic contribution to the organization.

Learn how to develop your total strategic mindset to give yourself and your organization a winning edge.

Top Reasons To Choose
This Program

  • Understand how value is created in an organization

  • Enhance your leadership effectiveness

  • Develop your vision map for moving forward

    • “This course clarified and created awareness that there is a difference between strategy and strategic analysis. I now understand. There is a set of rules and principles of performing strategic analysis.”

      G. Kendal-RobertsSupervisor, Legal Aid Ontario
    • “This course provided me with the tools to approach my job and my organization with the confidence to effect positive change and focus.”

      K. MakiDirector of Exposition, Informa Canada

About This Program

  • Business managers are facing very challenging times. Understanding how to plan and execute complex strategies that meet the goals of the organization is now critical for both career and business success. Enhance your strategic thinking skills training with this program from Schulich ExecEd.

    Our unique strategic mindset teaching methodology translates strategic analysis into a highly interactive program. Learn how to develop a total strategic mindset to give yourself and your organization a winning edge.

    You will learn a structured methodology for thinking that you can use as a template to align your performance to the strategic goals of the organization.

    Who Should Attend

    This seminar covers all of the major planning issues facing management today in both the private and public sector. It is recommended for any manager or executive…

    • with concerns about how strategy is effectively developed, communicated and implemented
    • facing the challenge of developing a strategic plan, business plan or functional plan
    • new to the position and wanting to align performance to the purpose of the organization
    • whose goal is to develop a stronger strategic marketing and customer focus

    What You Will Learn

    • Apply today’s most advanced strategic planning methodologies to execute new initiatives
    • Understand the total strategic mindset: the relationship between your job, the value you create and the strategic goals of your organization
    • Identify your critical success factors and barriers to everyday operating performance
    • Learn to conduct a thorough SWOT assessment
    • Identify best practices for enhancing your strategic contribution to your organization
    • Think forward – identify critical success factors for the future, both individually and organizationally
    • Understand the key fundamentals of strategic planning and thinking
    • Use strategic evaluation tools to improve your abilities in the key areas of: problem solving, communications, conflict management and decision-making
    • Learn to conduct an environmental scan to uncover strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats

Course Content Details

Additional Delivery Options

Adapt this program to your organization with these additional delivery options.


Wissam AlHussaini

Wissam AlHussaini, PhD

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Continuing Education Credits

21 PMI-PDU Strategic

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21 HRPA-CPD Hours

This program has been approved for CDP hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA). Be sure to note the program ID number on your CPD log. For more information about certification or continuing professional development, visit the HRPA website at