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Strategic thinking

Strategic thinking

Develop a successful strategy for your organization

  • Make concrete and active contributions to your organization's strategy 
  • Form a compelling vision using proper scenarios of the future  
  • Translate your ideas into concrete actions and interventions

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2 days (6 weeks)
Starting moment
Will start in June

You will learn this in Strategic thinking

In a fast-changing business environment, strategic thinking is a strong and invaluable skill to increase your chances of success. Starting from a theoretical framework, you will learn to analyse and reflect on the past and present of orga¬nizations and develop a strong vision for the future. In the training you will work on a current business case from your own organization. 

During the second day, you will conduct an external analysis to complete the final picture of the starting position. This is the basis for scenario planning, identification of uncertainties and scenario dimensions. You will learn how to develop different scenarios and to apply them to make your own business idea stronger and more future proof. From there you will sort and assess the ideas and develop a compelling vision for the future. The course will conclude with a roadmap for the future with tangible steps for action.

The following subjects are covered:  

  • Strategy management in a VUCA world
  • The organization's past
  • The organization's why and (core) values
  • The business idea
  • External analysis
  • The future, scenario planning
  • Developing a compelling and robust vision
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Design thinking and road mapping


  • You analyse and reflect on your organization's strategy 
  • You assess and improve mission and value statements 
  • You assess the current situation and purpose of your organization 
  • You involve different scenarios in strategic choices
  • You develop a business idea for your organization 
  • You formulate a compelling and robust vision for the future  
  • You understand the process of planning and executing the roadmap

Strengthen your organization, fit for the future

Target audience

As a manager, consultant, or entrepreneur you see your organization in a broader context. You recognize the importance of making strategic choices for the future. But you also know that you cannot just pull that future out of a top hat. That is why you need a strong theoretical basis on which you learn to build a concrete strategy simultaneously.

Choose in-person or online

When you register, you can choose for an in-person course at one of our venues. Or, register for an online course in the 'virtual classroom'. Which do you prefer? With the 'virtual class' we guarantee the same quality and results. You can read it on www.suas.nl/opleidingen-en-trainingen/virtual-classroom-en.


The total price contains the following components:

Training course 

The price of this course is € 1.295,00 (excl. 21% VAT). 

Do you pay the invoice yourself? Then you automatically get a beneficial advantage. Instead of a 21% VAT charge, you only receive a 10% fee. Your course price will then be € 1.424,50.

Course material

The price for the course materials is € 81,92 (excl. VAT). You will receive:

  • Personal licence for learning environment MijnSN
  • Succeskit SUAS NL
  • Business Strategy (book)

Facility costs

The price for the use of the accommodation, coffee/tea and an extensive lunch buffet is € 160,00 (excl. VAT). You obviously do not pay any facility costs if you choose the online course in the 'virtual class'.


Start and end measurement

This course improves your skills. We can guarantee that. How? Before you start your course, you take a scan. This determines your starting level and helps set the right goals. You receive a personal report. That way, you know exactly where you stand, what you want to accomplish, and how to get there. Your trainer helps you to focus and develop, in order to reach your full potential. After your training is done, you take another scan. This end measurement shows how much you’ve grown, and where you can still develop your skills further.

Course days

The total duration of the training course is 6 weeks. The training course consists of an online kick-off and 2 blocks of 1 day. Your time investment is approximately two hours of self study a week: theoretical and practical through the MijnSN learning community.

Block 1 and 2

  • 1 day from 9.30 AM till 5.00 PM

You train virtual? Then we modify the course days: a training that original takes one day, will be virtual in two days of 3,5 hours. In this way we ensure that you do not spend full days behind your screen and you stay fresh enough to absorb the information. View the schedule for your course days and times.


The maximum group size for the training course is 12 participants.


Real learning starts with the practical application of what you have learned. You will commence several practical assignments within your own organization, selecting a mentor to supervise and stimulate your learning process - before the first meeting. The mentor could be your manager or a (senior) colleague. For more information on the mentor's role please visit www.suas.nl/mentor. After three weeks you will take your experiences in this regard to the next meeting.


On completion of the training course and subject to attendance and active participation, SUAS will award a certificate. Our certificates are highly regarded in the business community.


Are several colleagues facing the same challenge? Then in-company is the ideal option. This course or training can be organized within your organization. Our specialized sister company Relevance will develop this customized training program in cooperation with you. Relevance will then adapt the assignments and examples to the practical situation in your organization.

Benefits of Incompany

  • Efficient - You bring the knowledge and competences of entire teams to a higher level in one go.
  • High efficiency - The specific learning objectives and wishes of your colleagues are central.
  • Assurance - We use current practical situations for optimal assurance of learning goals.
  • Always - You decide when we organize the course or training.
  • Everywhere - We organize the course or training wherever you want. Inside or outside your organization.

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Strategic thinking

Develop a successful strategy for your organization

  • Make concrete and active contributions to your organization's strategy 
  • Form a compelling vision using proper scenarios of the future  
  • Translate your ideas into concrete actions and interventions

Questions or need advice?

Click on the links below to get in touch

Wieneke Wegeling

Training advisor


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