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ANU Crawford School of Public Policy

Strategic planning

Two-day short course


7th November 2016
8th November 2016


ANU Crawford School of Public Policy



Effective strategic thinking and planning requires you to take a big picture approach and look beyond the traditional internal boundaries. In this course you will learn how to use strategic thinking during the development of outcomes, goals and objectives.

Course overview

Effective strategic thinking and planning requires you to take a big picture approach and look beyond the traditional internal boundaries. Incorporating strategic thinking during all those stages, you ensure there is inbuilt flexibility to allow you to quickly and successfully adapt to changing circumstances.

Strategic thinking and planning often takes place in separate silos in public sector and corporate organisations, which restricts the opportunity to see issues that will impact your projects and plans. During this course, you will take a step back from the day-to-day management and use a systems thinking approach to support strategy and planning. Working in small groups, you will be presented with models on strategic thinking and use them to explore how strategic thinking and planning is conducted in your organisation and how it can be enhanced.

You will then be shown how to develop and use systems maps of your external operating landscape to develop narratives that deepen your strategic thinking and enhance your capacity to develop a strategic approach for your business unit. This process will include modelling for potential issues that could test the robustness of your plans. By the end of the course, you will have integrated these approaches into strategic planning processes with the flexibility and adaptability to deal with future challenges.

Course convenor

Mr Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie has over 26 years’ experience in delivering solutions toward maximising personal and organisational success and effectiveness. He is a consultant, executive coach and much sought after trainer who has extensive experience in strengths based leadership, change management, positive psychology, employee engagement, resilience and organisational transformation. Andrew also works with organisations in taking a more proactive approach to a range of often difficult and complex workplace issues including negative team dynamics, organisational health, performance management and conflict resolution. His work in leader and organizational development has seen him partner with Monash University and now the Australian National University in the development and delivery of leading edge programs in Authentic Leadership, cultural change, strategic thinking and people management solutions, which have received both national and international interest and praise. His involvement in ongoing research and development in the field of leadership effectiveness and best practice brings the most contemporary thought leadership and applied evidenced based approach to his work in helping organisations build great managers and great leaders. With his strong grounding in positive psychology, appreciative inquiry and active learning, Andrew is able to bring a unique approach to identifying ways that both leaders and organisations can transform how they manage their people toward achieving increased resilience, engagement, wellbeing and performance.

Course dates:
9.30am–4.30pm 7 November 2016
9.30am–4.30pm 8 November 2016
Venue: Crawford School, ANU
Enrol: T 02 6125 2154 E
Cost: $2,200 GST incl; Group discounts applicable

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