Continuous Improvement and Strategic Thinking



This course will focus on the continuous improvement and strategic thinking and leadership behaviors that a high-performance organization needs for a successful long term future. This course will usher delegates in more strategic visionary leadership that focuses to deliver real value to their constituents and customers. This will enable organizations to strive to improve every aspect of the business, as delegates will understand the process of creating value and the execution to bring that value into reality.

It seems like the new mantra of today’s workplace is “we’ve got to be strategic about this.” But, while there’s a lot of lip service proclaiming the virtues of strategic thinking, there isn’t a great deal of understanding of what strategic thinking really is. And that leads to poor strategies.

Better Decisions Begin With Strong Strategic Thinking Skills

Want to be a stronger problem solver? Want to make more on-target decisions more frequently? It all starts with improving your strategic thinking skills.

At this workshop, you’ll learn how to

  • Challenge conventional thinking
  • Enhancing your own & your organization’s strategic thinking & ability to envision strategic initiatives
  • How to lead and motivate teams and businesses in diverse, turbulent and complex environments
  • Read the environment of today and anticipate the environment of tomorrow
  • Weigh risks against the potential rewards
  • Understand the drivers, strengths, and vulnerabilities of any situation or business condition
  • Articulate your strategies so everyone understands
  • Avoid costly mistakes using “what-if” thinking
  • Align strategic decisions with critical goals

It’s an incredible, intensive day of training sure to help you be a more successful decision maker from now on!

The Smart Strategy Is to Enroll Right Now! Savvy professionals Who recognize an opportunity to take their skills to a whole new level — and, this training IS that opportunity!


By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the global leading-edge thinking in strategic development
  • Identify and evaluate the options and implications faced in developing strategy
  • Apply the concepts, tools and techniques of ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic planning’
  • Understand the step-by-step process and apply a strategic toolkit for each stage
  • Map out possible directions using strategic tools to apply to their own specialist role in the alignment of strategic programmes and projects
  • Identify “real” problems and apply decision-making principles

Training Methodology

This training seminar will utilise a variety of proven highly interactive adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes facilitated group and individual exercises, case studies, role-play, videos. The instructor will also facilitate learning by encouraging the delegates to test and critically appraise a series of “strategic tools” and their practical application.

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies     as a percentage of the total tuition hours:

  • 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play
  • 30% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques
  • 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises
  • 20% Videos, Software & General Discussions
  • Pre and Post Test

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Current and potential strategic leaders at all levels of medium to large organizations
  • The professionals responsible for developing and leading strategy for organizations
  • Functional Team Leaders in the public or private sector
  • Business unit Managers and Leaders


DAY 1     

  • Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Organizational Resilience
  • How does Business Continuity provide value to an organization?
  • Definition and ingredients of organizational resilience
    - UAE NCEMA 7000-2012
    - Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013
    - ISO 22301-2012 Societal Security; Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) requirements
    - BCM Program, Policy, Strategy and Tools


  • Implementing a BCM program, and its leadership
    - The BC Policy requirements
    - The BC strategy - how and depth?
    -Contingency and standby
    -  Understanding stakeholders
    - Legislations, regulations and standards


  • Embedding Business Continuity
    - Training needs analysis, skills and competency framework
    -Why do we need a Competency Framework?
    -  Developing a Competency Framework
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
    -Types of BIA
    -  Strategic
    -  Tactical
    -  Operational
    -    Implementation methods for BIA and Risk Assessment (RA)


  • Developing and implementing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
    - Ownership and plan structure
    -Roles and responsibilities of BC Champion and Team Leaders
  • Delivering a Business Continuity Exercise
    -   Types of testing/exercising
    -    Key components for delivery of an auditable exercise

DAY 5       

  •         Maintenance of the BCMS
    - What is the function of an audit?
    -  BCM Steering Committee and Terms of Reference (ToR's)
    -   Overriding management review and continuous improvement
  • Auditable exercise
  • Testing/Exercising


  • 08:30 – 10:15 First Session
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:30 – 12:15 Second Session
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Third Session
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch


The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack :