Strategic Thinking - TWO DAY PROGRAM (St. Louis)

April 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

April 24, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


St. Louis Knight Center

Seminar Details

Jackson A. Nickerson, Frahm Family Professor of Organization & StrategyPLEASE NOTE: This is a 2-day seminar, and your registration is for both days.

What defines strategic thinking and differentiates it from other forms of analysis? What constitutes a strategic decision, and how should it be formulated? This program will teach you a methodology for thinking strategically to identify your objectives and priorities and develop an agenda for long-term success.

You will learn how to analyze assumptions, information, and frameworks to formulate strategic options for a positive outcome. Most importantly, you will practice your strategic thinking with an eye toward real-world implementation

  • Strategic thinking as a mode of inquiry with the purpose of creating and capturing value
  • Introduction to strategic thinking tools that will enhance your ability to find, frame, and formulate challenges
  • How to tell if an old way of thinking is no longer effective
  • Real-world implementation processes through case studies and applied learning

  • Apply fundamental tools and frameworks to your workplace challenges immediately
  • Identify problems and find better solutions more efficiently and effectively
  • Avoid thinking pitfalls and biases that can derail problem-solving
  • Determine when an old solution is no longer appropriate, and decide what to do about it

Earn a Concentration or your Advanced Management Certificate

This seminar qualifies for two days out of four in the Strategic Thinking Concentration. Earn a concentration by taking four seminar days in this area within two years, or complete 16 seminar days across four defined concentration areas to earn your Advanced Management Certificate.


Anjan Thakor, John E. Simon Professor of Finance, Olin Business School

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