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Leading with Strategic Intelligence
This course is part of the Australian Institute of Management's CPM portfolio and is designed specifically for federal government employees.
Leading with Strategic Intelligence: mastering strategic thinking and action' is a three-day program designed for executive levels 1 & 2 (and equivalents).
The program is built around the concept of Strategic Intelligence (SI) and argues that strategic thinking and behaviour play a far greater role in our individual success and effectiveness, whether in the workplace or at home, than is commonly acknowledged. Strategic Intelligence is also more than simply high order strategic thinking. It also includes communicating and 'selling' the strategy and ensuring that it is successfully implemented.
The capacity to think, plan and act strategically is a core capability for public sector managers. Often this is an area that public-sector managers seeking advancement find they need to develop. The challenge is to gain the ability to move from the specifics of day to day public service operational service delivery and policy work to the much bigger picture overview required in the strategic dimension of our work. This wider ability to think, communicate and implement strategy is what we term Strategic Intelligence.
The program includes a 360˚ feedback Strategic Intelligence Profile (SIP) based on CPM's Strategic Intelligence Capability Framework (SICF).
Who should attend
The program is designed for EL1 and EL2 public sector managers wishing both to strengthen their strategic thinking abilities and to develop more strategic behaviours in the workplace. The program is designed for participants drawn from a wide range of departments and agencies, this provides an environment of rich discussions and an effective setting for networking.
At the end of the program, participants will be able to
- Demonstrate skills to help defining strategy and strategic thinking
- Understand the current strategic operating environment
- Have the ability to demonstrate nous, common sense and political awareness
- Understand how to effectively use traditional strategic planning tools, such as scenario planning, SWOT analysis, etc
- Understand mobility and career strategies to help develop strategic capabilities
The public version of this program is run as a residential, ensuring that learning is undertaken away from the workplace. It is also offered in-house for organisations with a number of interested individuals, please call us to discuss suitable delivery solutions.
In the public version, the residential experience achieves positive outcomes by both providing opportunities to be immersed in learning and to develop relationships and providing a new space and context where participants were equal and existing barriers and hierarchies are broken down.
The principal venue used by CPM for its residential courses is The Briars which allows sole occupancy for CPM courses, so participants can get to know each other and interact within a private setting. Transportation to and from the venue is provided from Canberra by a chartered transport service.
The Briars is near Bowral in the NSW Southern Highlands, midway between Canberra and Sydney, some 15 minutes’ drive from the Hume Highway. More information on the venue is available here.
360° feedback is a process whereby leaders and staff members can receive confidential, anonymous feedback from the people they work with.
The power of 360° feedback as a means of self-awareness stems from its fairness and believability. Feedback from multiple perspectives, and from credible work associates, is powerful in motivating behavioural change. It enables clear and quantified feedback on strengths and areas needing development. Measurement through feedback also allows continuous learning.
At the personal level 360° feedback provides individuals with a means of taking stock of how others think they are performing at work, compared with how they themselves think they are performing. 360° feedback is important in that it emphasises self-responsibility and encourages self-development. The presentation of the feedback information makes drawing up personal development plans much easier.
Your organisation will be invoiced for the GST inclusive fee of $4,100.
This includes meals, accommodation and return bus transport between Canberra and the program venue. Cancellations or deferrals after the closing date will attract a cancellation fee of $700, alternatively substitutes can be accepted up until 14 days before the course begins.
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