Strategic Thinking

Strategic thinking is an essential core skill for Senior Managers and Executives, as establishing a culture of innovation and developing positive future outcomes requires those overseeing or accountable to projects or Departments to think strategically and anticipate change. As recent times have shown us there is a need to be able to potentially look to diversify and be proactive in our thinking.

This course is designed to offer delegates the chance to explore the concept of strategic thinking and practise using the different tools that would enable them to think strategically in the face of an ever-evolving workplace.

This course is from our Leadership & Management series. At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisation, ensuring that each participant gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.

Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes


Key Training Features:

  • Be able to define what strategic thinking is
  • Have the opportunity to use a number of tools and techniques to assist in strategic thinking
  • Understand the need to be creative in your thinking
  • Explore and use a model of strategic thinking
  • Introduce the Ansoff Matrix and how this can assist in strategic thinking

Who Can Attend:

This course is suitable for any Managers, Senior Managers and Executives who need to think strategically at policy, operational, or at an organisational level.

Learning Outcomes:

Delegates will gain the knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake strategic thinking for their workplace. This participative and thought-provoking programme will enable those required, or are being asked to have the capacity to undertake Strategic thinking in a more focused and dynamic way.




10:00 - 16:00


£625 + VAT


Civil Service College, Westminster, London


Face to Face 5 September 2024 Book8

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Lead Trainer

Ann Hall

Ann Hall

Ann is currently a trainer and Executive Coach. Ann's previous roles include Director of Studies at RIPA International and Senior Learning and Development Consultant at The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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Ann Hall

Ann Hall

Ann is currently a trainer at Civil Service College. Ann previously worked at RIPA International as Director of Studies. In this role she was responsible for the design and delivery of all HR, management, and leadership programmes for Senior Overseas Government officials attending London based training. Additionally, Ann has designed and delivered bespoke in country training programmes in a variety of countries including Qatar, Bahrain, Dominica, Botswana, Thailand, Libya, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Uganda Zambia and the Falkland Islands.

Ann also undertakes Executive Coaching /360 feedback and has worked extensively with many Senior Civil Servants in this capacity.

Prior to joining RIPA International, Ann served as Senior Learning and Development Consultant at The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. In this role she designed and delivered a range of bespoke HR / Leadership courses as well as directing the NVQ Level 4 Management programme for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Additionally, she organised conferences for top managers and carried out workplace mediation.

 Ann has worked to provide exceptional training in both the private and public sector for over two decades. She possesses extensive experience in delivering domestic and overseas training on a variety of topics such as leadership, performance management, mediation in the workplace, train the trainer, developing a competency framework, and coaching programmes. She is a qualified and experienced OCN Law Society Mediator and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Coach. Additionally, Ann is a member of the Association of Coaching and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute.  

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