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Strategic thinking

Strategic thinking

Develop a successful strategy for your organization

  • Make concrete and active contributions to your organization's strategy 
  • Form a compelling vision using proper scenarios of the future  
  • Translate your ideas into concrete actions and interventions

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Type
Training
Duration
2 days (6 WEEKS)
Starting moment
Will start in October
Onderwerpen

You will learn this in Strategic thinking

In a fast-changing business environment, strategic thinking is a strong and invaluable skill to increase your chances of success. Starting from a theoretical framework, you will learn to analyse and reflect on the past and present of orga¬nizations and develop a strong vision for the future. In the training you will work on a current business case from your own organization. 

During the second day, you will conduct an external analysis to complete the final picture of the starting position. This is the basis for scenario planning, identification of uncertainties and scenario dimensions. You will learn how to develop different scenarios and to apply them to make your own business idea stronger and more future proof. From there you will sort and assess the ideas and develop a compelling vision for the future. The course will conclude with a roadmap for the future with tangible steps for action.

The following subjects are covered:  

  • Strategy management in a VUCA world
  • The organization's past
  • The organization's why and (core) values
  • The business idea
  • External analysis
  • The future, scenario planning
  • Developing a compelling and robust vision
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Design thinking and road mapping

New Heroes

During this training you will have access to the online platform New Heroes and you will work actively with assignments from the New Heroes learning journeys. You can also continue to work on your own personal strength, communication and leadership skills on your own initiative. Everything at your own pace, wherever and whenever you want.

Results

  • You analyse and reflect on your organization's strategy 
  • You assess and improve mission and value statements 
  • You assess the current situation and purpose of your organization 
  • You involve different scenarios in strategic choices
  • You develop a business idea for your organization 
  • You formulate a compelling and robust vision for the future  
  • You understand the process of planning and executing the roadmap

Strengthen your organization, fit for the future

Target audience

As a manager, consultant, or entrepreneur you see your organization in a broader context. You recognize the importance of making strategic choices for the future. But you also know that you cannot just pull that future out of a top hat. That is why you need a strong theoretical basis on which you learn to build a concrete strategy simultaneously.

Choose in-person or online

When you register, you can choose for an in-person course at one of our venues. Or, register for an online course in the 'virtual classroom'. Which do you prefer? With the 'virtual class' we guarantee the same quality and results. You can read it on www.sn.nl/opleidingen-en-trainingen/virtual-classroom-en.

Costs

This training costs a total of € 1.209,63 VAT not applied and consists of the following components:

Training course 

Your investment in this training course is € 995,00 (excluding 21% VAT). 

Are you following the training privately or through a VAT-exempt organisation (e.g. government, healthcare institution or bank)? Then we offer you the advantageous option of not paying VAT, but only a surcharge of 10% on the training and that which is inextricably linked to the training. Your investment is then € 1094,50. You can indicate this during your registration (online or by telephone). 

Course material

Your investment in course material is € 74,63 (excluding VAT). You will receive:

  • Personal licence for learning environment MijnSN
  • 6 months subscription online training New Heroes
  • Material package
  • Business Strategy (book)

The package also contains specific material used in this training course, such as hand-outs and online tests and scans. If you are already in possession of the literature or do not want to receive it through us, please indicate this in the comments field on the online registration form or when you register by telephone. 

Facility costs

You pay a total of € 140,00 (excluding VAT) for the use of the accommodation, coffee/tea and an extensive buffet lunch. If a course day is given virtually, the facility costs will be canceled.

Programme

Start and end measurement

This course improves your skills. We can guarantee that. How? Before you start your course, you take a scan. This determines your starting level and helps set the right goals. You receive a personal report. That way, you know exactly where you stand, what you want to accomplish, and how to get there. Your trainer helps you to focus and develop, in order to reach your full potential. After your training is done, you take another scan. This end measurement shows how much you’ve grown, and where you can still develop your skills further.

Course days

The total duration of the training course is 6 weeks. The training course consists of an online kick-off and 2 blocks of 1 day. Your time investment is approximately two hours of self study a week: theoretical and practical through the MijnSN learning community.

Block 1 and 2

  • 1 day from 9.30 AM till 5.00 PM

You train virtual? Then we modify the course days: a training that original takes one day, will be virtual in two days of 3,5 hours. In this way we ensure that you do not spend full days behind your screen and you stay fresh enough to absorb the information. View the schedule for your course days and times.

Participants

The maximum group size for the training course is 12 participants.

Mentor

Real learning starts with the practical application of what you have learned. You will commence several practical assignments within your own organization, selecting a mentor to supervise and stimulate your learning process - before the first meeting. The mentor could be your manager or a (senior) colleague. For more information on the mentor's role please visit www.sn.nl/mentor. After three weeks you will take your experiences in this regard to the next meeting.

Certificate

On completion of the training course and subject to attendance and active participation, Schouten & Nelissen University of Applied Sciences will award a certificate. Our certificates are highly regarded in the business community.

Incompany

Are several colleagues facing the same challenge? Then in-company is the ideal option. This course or training can be organized within your organization. Our specialized sister company Relevance will develop this customized training program in cooperation with you. Relevance will then adapt the assignments and examples to the practical situation in your organization.

Benefits of Incompany

  • Efficient - You bring the knowledge and competences of entire teams to a higher level in one go.
  • High efficiency - The specific learning objectives and wishes of your colleagues are central.
  • Assurance - We use current practical situations for optimal assurance of learning goals.
  • Always - You decide when we organize the course or training.
  • Everywhere - We organize the course or training wherever you want. Inside or outside your organization.

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STAP-budget

The Stap budget is a government subsidy of up to € 1,000 to follow an education, training or course. It is for everyone who wants to develop themselves from the age of 18 until the age of AOW. Use it as an opportunity to deepen your knowledge within your career, or to finally do that retraining you have been dreaming of for so long. 

Apply for a STAP budget? It only takes a moment!

  1. Choose your course and start date. You must start within three months of applying for the STAP budget.
  2. Register for your course with the STAP budget. Save your proof of registration. You will need this for your application to UWV.
  3. Apply for the STAP budget at UWV with your proof of registration. You will receive a reply within four weeks.
  4. Is your application approved? Start with your course!

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Strategic thinking

Develop a successful strategy for your organization

  • Make concrete and active contributions to your organization's strategy 
  • Form a compelling vision using proper scenarios of the future  
  • Translate your ideas into concrete actions and interventions

Questions or need advice?

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Wieneke Wegeling

Training advisor

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