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Leadership and Innovation

Strategic Thinking

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Strategic thinking is a process that develops unique opportunities for discovering novel, imaginative strategies through provocative dialogue that encourages the envisioning of potential futures significantly different from the present with the aim of fulfilling the mission of the organization. By considering the expected outcome, preferred outcome, and alternative outcomes in the planning stage, leaders become capable of preparing above and beyond for handling the multiplicity of possible factors. It is necessary that individuals explore numerous aspects of both the organization and the strategies employed in bringing about the preferred outcome to have maximal preparedness for the future. In this course, participants develop and maintain long-term forward thinking. They learn techniques for viewing the organization broadly while positively supporting organizational change. The course provides participants with methods for developing a clear vision for their teams and organizations. Participants gain confidence in decision-making, initiating change and innovation through critical examination of old processes, and driving innovation within their organization.

Why You Should Take This Course

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop and maintain long-term forward thinking
  • View their organization more broadly
  • Develop a clear vision for teams
  • Make judgment calls and decisions more confidently
  • Initiate change and innovation
  • Think of new ways of doing things and drive innovation
  • Positively support organizational change
  • Consider issues from multiple angles
  • Categorize numerous possible outcomes from decisions
Is there a discount available for current students?

UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Asynchronous courses are excluded from this offer.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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