Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking

This program addresses approaches to strategic thinking and decision making in conditions of uncertainty, and how strategists can achieve alignment between their values, organisational culture and strategy.

The focus is on the strategist - and the tasks, challenges and skills required to provide strategic leadership in times of uncertainty and change.

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Date Time Location Enrol
14 - 15 May 2019All dayNorth Ryde CampusRegister

Cost: A$3,850.00

MGSM Wallet points: 6

Who is it for?

This program is designed for:

  • Business leaders who have responsibility for setting strategy in
    their organisation, business unit or team
  • Managers who seek to sharpen their skills in strategic thinking and
    decision making - particularly in conditions of uncertainty
  • Strategic planners and consultants who operate in this space
  • Managers who have moved from their functional roles into a more
    senior management role where they are required to plan ahead.

Benefits and outcomes

Participants will learn to:

  • Enhance the quality of their strategic thinking and decision making
  • Optimise the performance of their brain in strategy and decision
  • Understand the effect that uncertainty and risk has on thinking and
    decision making
  • Use scenario thinking and strategic alignment to improve their
    strategic skills.


Dr Norman Chorn is a strategy and Organisational Development practitioner who works in Australia, UK, New Zealand and South Africa.

His work embraces the research and insights from neuroscience and addresses:

  • Strategy in highly uncertain environments, using various approaches such as scenario planning and neuro-strategy
  • Organisation development – designing and developing innovative organisation
  • Growth and corporate resilience – achieving growth and adaptation.

Norman has published widely in his field and has contributed to a range of journals and international conferences. His recent book, Strategic Alignment, has received acclaim in the management and business press and the 2nd edition has just been published.

He holds visiting and associate appointments with a number of leading Graduate Schools of Management, including Macquarie University (Australia), the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and
Otago Graduate School of Business (NZ).

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