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Saudi Strategy Week
29 September - 03 October 2024
Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel & Convention

Certificate In Strategic Thinking & Planning

Empower your strategy journey: Immerse in practical thinking, explore diverse models, gain confidence implementing frameworks, linking vision to operations for organisational success

What's in Store


  • Overview: Strategic Thinking v Strategic Planning
  • A Model for Strategic Thinking & Planning

Strategic Thinking

  • Industry Analysis 
  • Organisation Analysis:  
    • Mission & Vision 
    • Resources & Capabilities 
    • Systems & Structures

Strategic Planning

  • Sustained Competitive Advantage 
  • Competitor Analysis 
  • Growth Strategies: 
    • Internationalisation 
    • Diversification 
    • Organic v Acquisition

Strategic Implementation

  • Single v Double Loop learning 
  • Measuring Strategy: Budgeting & Forecasting 
  • Variance Analysis & Root Cause Analysis 
  • Capital Budgeting & Building the Business Case 
Ted Wainman

Led by David White

David White focuses on management training and development. His varied background gives him much practical experience on which to base his lively and highly experiential training. For JPMorgan he developed a ground-breaking global in-company MBA programme. He has run programmes in countries throughout the world. David is a lively and inspiring trainer and draws on his extensive background and experience to ensure courses are relevant and insightful.

Benefits of Attending

Deepen your understanding of strategic thinking principles, empowering effective leadership and direction-setting. 

Learn to seamlessly translate strategic intentions into operational plans, fostering tangible progress within your organisation. 

Identify the need for flexibility in strategic plans, acquiring the skills to respond effectively to external circumstances, steering clear of strategic rigidity pitfalls. 

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed for Executives, Senior Managers, Business Unit Leaders, Regional Heads, those working in Strategic Planning departments and anyone else who wants to gain a fundamental understanding of frameworks and tools for shaping their strategic thinking.

It will also benefit those individuals who are familiar with the concepts but would like an intensive refresher workshop on the latest thinking.