Strategic Thinking

Build your strategic thinking capabilities to plan for the future.

  • Expand your mindset and acquire practical strategic management skills.
  • Foster ideas in a changing environment.
  • Consider and plan for challenges that lie ahead.
  • What is covered in the course?

    • Understand the meaning and impact of strategic thinking and evaluate your own and your team’s strategic thinking attributes.
    • Evaluate and apply a range of strategic management models and processes.
    • Apply a structured framework for strategic analysis using key strategic tools and techniques.
    • Argue in support of existing practices or for adoption of recommendations for improvement.
    • Justify and support your arguments with appropriate and rigorous analysis.
    • Effectively engage stakeholders and deal with organizational change.
    • Recognise and mitigate irrational influences on strategic decisions.
  • Should I attend?

    This course is suitable for leaders, managers and professionals who want to develop their strategic thinkings skills to see or develop the big picture.

  • How will I benefit?

    You will gain:

    • enhanced strategic analysis and decision making skills
    • strategies to engage and influence stakeholders
    • a range of tools and methods to analyse and present your ideas
    • an appreciation of how to align your ideas to the organisation's goals.
  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Your organisation will gain:

    • higher quality of strategic business decisions
    • better alignment of organizational strategies and allocation of limited resources
    • enhanced strategic thinking capability and pertinent insights into business issues
    • actionable recommendations to solve a specific business problem.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • Gain credit into the Professional Management Program by completing this course and its assessment
    • The course offers pathways into the Adelaide MBA as part of the Professional Management Program
    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning = 1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.
Alina is an amazing presenter. She is engaging and has a huge variety of examples to explain the theoretical information she is teaching. She provides practical learning opportunities and always has multiple different ways of explaining things. She is a very emotive and engaging presenter making it easy to learn from her.past participant

Enter our online learning space

Your course will be delivered via our virtual learning platform and includes the following:

  • access to online course materials and activities 1 week prior to live virtual learning session
  • online support and interaction with your facilitator and course coordinator
  • live virtual learning sessions with your facilitator
  • further self-learning resources to embed your learning
  • post course evaluation.

You will need:

  • computer or tablet
  • web browser Chrome or Firefox to view your course online
  • webcam, headphones and microphone
  • internet connection (broadband or 4G minimum)
  • notepaper and pen
  • a willingness to participate and engage with the instructor and other course participants
  • if your first language is not English, you must be equipped to demonstrate English Language Proficiency throughout your short course enrolment at a minimum IELTS Level 6.5 in all bands in line with the University of Adelaide’s Minimum English Language Requirements.

Available course dates:

No dates for this course are currently being offered. Please register your interest for future dates by emailing