Melbourne Business School Short Courses Developing Strategic Thinking and Action

Developing Strategic Thinking and Action

Gain the practical tools to shape and implement strategy that drives competitive advantage for your organisation.

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Embark on an immersive journey that will help you develop a winning business model.

Embark on an immersive journey that will help you develop a winning business model.

Our Developing Strategic Thinking and Action course is designed for senior managers who need to formulate, communicate and execute strategy that drives business growth.

You will have the opportunity to delve into your own strategic challenge, receive mentoring and one-on-one feedback, and collaborate with individuals from a variety of commercial and public industries – enriching your learning experience as well as your network.

Who Should Attend?

General managers and senior executives

  • Leading the business
  • Responsible for shaping and developing business strategy
  • Managers with strategic responsibility, or who are transitioning into roles with strategic responsibility

Key Takeaways

Forge and execute advanced strategies

  • Discover tactics to deliver successful strategies
  • Challenge strategic assumptions
  • Assess strategic fit

Develop your power to influence

  • Communicate your strategy effectively
  • Understand and leverage your networks
  • Become a strategy expert

Leverage your competitive advantages

  • Analyse your competitive environment
  • Shape your ecosystem
  • Analyse trends and growth opportunities

Topics Covered

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Strategic thinking and communication

Learn to make structured and informed searches to clarify your strategic challenge and develop innovative solutions that take your business forward
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Developing winning strategies

Develop sustainable strategies that leverage your unique advantages and build a complete ecosystem for driving results
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Implementing and evaluating strategy

Acquire the skills needed to assess strategies, sell your solutions to others and manage stakeholders through the implementation process
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Strategies for ongoing learning

Ensure you are always set for future thinking through ongoing knowledge building, reflection and planning

Success Story

It gave me a set of tools and frameworks to help reframe how to approach strategic thinking to ensure myself and my team are focusing on the right things.

Senior Marketing Manager, SEEK


Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee


Formerly of London Business School, Brandon specialises in strategy, entrepreneurship, organisation theory and innovation, and teaches on our MBA program as well as several short courses. He has consulted to IBM, KPMG, Energy Australia and many other organisations.

Brandon's research focuses on the emergence of new markets and the creation and exploitation of new business opportunities. His work has been published in world-class journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science.

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