Strategic Thinking

As our economic, political, and social environments get ever more complex, there’s often no right answer to a problem. Rather, we rely on a set of principles or framework that allow decisions to be made without knowing exactly what may come next.

Navigating this has become both a science and an art, requiring a mix of thought, perception, and judgement. This programme showcases a range of strategic models and approaches that allow both objective information and subjective perceptions to be blended, grounded in real world case studies and examples.

It also explores our thought processes, and how bias and our emotions impact upon rational processes, and how group dynamics affect outcomes.


About the course
Course content

  • Introduction to strategy
  • Strategic models
  • Understanding the operating environment
  • VUCA and wicked problems
  • Understanding your customers
  • Organisational design
  • Working with partners
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Organisational culture
  • Structuring decisions
  • Target Operating Models
  • Decisions and uncertainty
  • Rationality and unconscious bias
  • Strategic implementation

Duration of course

Bitesize, half day, full day or two programmes are available. Two-day programmes allow enough time to ground the learning with your organisation.

Why Capital Academy

All programmes delivered by the Capital Academy are designed to add value to people, teams, and organisations, and can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Our trainers offer expert industry knowledge and learning support, to help you develop your own understanding and skills. They will remain available to you after the delivery of the training, as a friendly face who can deal with any follow up queries. Ongoing support is also available via our consultancy firm, Capital People, or via our law firm, Capital Law.