In a fast-changing business environment, strategic thinking is a strong and invaluable skill to increase your chances of success. Starting from a strong theoretical framework encompassing leading international views on strategic thinking, you will learn to reflect on the past and current of your organization and develop a strong and compelling vision for the future.

The training Strategic Thinking will provide you with the latest insights on Strategic Management and improve your skills to have strategic conversations, create a supporting base for their ideas and ensure successful implementation.

After this course participants will learn to:
· Think in multiple scenarios. Look for game-changing information.
· Reframe problems to get to the bottom of things,
· Understand what drives other people.
· Organize open dialogues, build trust.
· Give honest feedback.
· Shift course quickly if you realize you’re off track.

Pre-course preparation
· Define a strategic question for your organisation. Gather all the information you will need to address this issue.
· In consultation with your manager, identify 2-3 development goals relating to your strategic thinking skills.

Half day outline:
Schools of thinking
· Theoretical framework of schools and models relating to strategic thinking
o The past of the organization
o The present: mission and values
o The business idea
· External Analysis

The future
· Scenario planning and the strategic questions
· Scenario planning: Identification of uncertainties, driving forces, planning and dimensions
· Building scenarios: Develop scenarios and options

Developing a Compelling vision for the future
· Creative techniques
· The roadmap
o Back casting on vision and planning for success


8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
8:45 AM - 11 AM
Session Starts
11 AM - 11:15 AM
Tea Break
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Session Ends


Member Ticket
Member Price RMB 360
Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 550
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 1,000

Registration Policy

  • Member Rate: AmCham Shanghai card holding members ONLY
    Employee Rate: Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies
    Non-Member Rate: Non-Members
  • All individual registrations shall be made online 24 hours before the session.
  • All group package registrations shall be provided by companies 30 days before the first session.
  • 25 seats are available for each training, first-come, first-served.
Payment Policy
  • All the individual payments shall be made online 24 hours before the session.
  • All the group package payments shall be made 30 days before the first session.
Walk-in and Cancellation Policy
  • The session requires confirmation of attendance in advance. If you attend this session without prior registration, you will be charged RMB 50 ‘walk-in’ fee as member, RMB 100 as employee and RMB 200 as non-member.
  • Cancellation is only accepted before 48 hours with full refund; after 48 hours, no refund. Please notify Tina Zhang at 0512 6296 0131 or email tina.zhang@amcham-shanghai.org.
  • To ensure that you have a seat, please come to the session on time. Open seats will be released to other guests after the session starts.
Group Package (Companies which book 10 seats or more at a time are counted as group package)
  • Attendees information shall be provided 30 days before the first session, including: last name, first name, job title, email and phone number.
  • Payment shall be made 30 days before the first session.
  • Reward: Book 10 seats, get 1 reward seat for free; up to 4 reward seats will be provided with 30 booked seats.
  • All the seats shall be used before December 31st, 2018, unused seat(s) will expire on January 1st, 2019 without refund.
  • If the employee can’t attend the session and doesn’t notify AmCham staff 24 hours in advance, the seat will be counted as used.