Training for Strategic Thinking Skills


railroadWe face incredible pressures in the workplace today: Deliver immediate results; do more with less; manage an ever-increasing workload.

In today’s demanding and ever-changing corporate environment, the short term takes precedence over the possibility of meaningful and profitable future growth.

CMOE (Center for Management & Organization Effectiveness) provides training and customized strategic thinking workshops and learning events that can improve the strategic thinking skills of your employees, enabling every member of your organization to think, act, and plan more strategically.

What are strategic skills?

Strategic thinking requires the ability to see and truly understand your work environment. It requires you to be objective, to have the ability to separate yourself from the maelstrom of daily events and see the bigger picture.

Learning specifically designed for you

One training or learning model will not fit the needs of all.  As a comprehensive learning and performance partner, CMOE provides customized strategic thinking experiences to our customers and assists them in addressing the following:

  • Navigating organizational challenges
  • Defining strategic thinking skills and competency needs
  • Linking strategic thinking skills to the overall corporate strategy
  • Ensuring transfer of learning
  • Sustainability initiatives leading to long=term, bottom line results

We don’t make our clients fit into a pre-crafted box; our clients help design the box.

How do you develop strategic thinking skills?

We have designed and conducted hundreds of customized learning interventions for businesses across all types of industries. We continuously conduct research and enhance our customized strategic thinking programs so that they reflect the most current thinking on organization effectiveness, training, and development. Our renowned learning designs, as well as our customized curriculums, emphasize practical skill development and are transferable to the workplace.  This is applied knowledge that gets results.

How does strategic thinking help my company?

Long-term growth and stability are often sacrificed in order to satisfy immediate demands, achieve short-term results, or put out fast-moving fires. But, successful organizations don’t accidentally become that way. They achieve success by developing adaptable, flexible plans for the future. Being strategic means having the courage to think deeply about what you want to do, and what you want to achieve.

Those who participate in our customized, strategic-thinking learning events capitalize on these abilities:

  • Creativity
  • Intuition
  • Planning

Strategy looking forward

Strategic thinking will help you attain a competitive advantage

Strategic people think and act prior to being forced or put in a position where reaction is the only option. Organizational members are now expected, even required, to make important decisions—to be a manager. Managers must think strategically to experience continued success. Unless we change and develop a new way of thinking, our success will stagnate. A customized strategic thinking workshop can give your team the courage and ability to do just that, becoming more effective and successful as individuals, and as contributors to the health of the organization.

Experience you can rely on
CMOE has nearly three decades of experience improving the skills of both individual leaders and team members working within organizations. We can develop a customized workshop framework for each client. Through our continued research and development, all of our customized strategic thinking programs remain timely and relevant to the changing business world.

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“Strategic thinking at any level means being an active agent in the way the future unfolds and not sitting back until the future hits you between the eyes.”

~ Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D.

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it, and luck is merely the residue of preparation. Good fortune and unexpected opportunities are always appreciated gifts; but sustained, long-term success has to be cultivated and developed.”

~ Ahead of the Curve: A Guide to Applied Strategic Thinking

“Leaders who have a vision, fundamental strategy skills, and a viable strategy have a golden opportunity to mine new ideas, leverage the thinking and imagination of their team members, and implement solutions to long-term problems. In order for it all to work, it takes a willingness to motivate and teach others how to think and operate more strategically, a clear direction, and framework to guide your efforts, and theirs.”

~ Strategy is Everyone’s Job: A Guide to Strategic Leadership

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Delivery Options

In order to meet the specific needs of each client we partner with and make the most of the learning and development investment, CMOE offers programs in the following formats and lengths:

Instructor-led training (delivered onsite by a CMOE subject matter expert/facilitator)
Digital learning program (self-paced or live)
Blended and layered solution (combining instructor-led training and digital learning)
Train the trainer services (certifying internal trainers in CMOE's world-class programs)
Curriculum integration (deliver the topic in conjunction with another topic or event or build it into a development curriculum)
4-16 hours (8 hours preferred) for instructor-led variable for digital learning

Contact a CMOE Client Services Specialist to discuss a targeted solution that is right for your organization.