training & development
PD676 - Strategic Thinking

PD676 - Strategic Thinking

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Portland, OR, USA
Apr 10, 2019 - Apr 10, 2019


Houston, TX, USA
Jun 12, 2019 - Jun 12, 2019




Length: 1 days    CEUs: 0.80    PDHs: 8.00

The ability to make sound decisions is essential for long-term personal and professional success.  Strategic thinkers are able to distinguish between causation and correlation, emotion and intellect.  They are able to apply proven methods to evaluate risk and determine the best choice for action. 

In this one-day course you will be presented with both standard tools (e.g., SWOT) and innovative approaches from game theory.  You will learn how to discern fallacious reasoning traps as well as ways to counter them.  In addition, you will practice using a powerful model to construct and deliver a winning argument.

ach attendee will receive a copy of the book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Khun.

You will learn to:
 - Recognize opportunities to influence and create strategic alliances
 - Use strategic thinking to identify key strengths and weaknesses in your work group
 - Apply strategic models that can be used immediately
 - Develop persuasive skills to sell your strategic idea
 - Describe and apply strategic and tactical thinking, paradigms, risk, and judgment in all aspects of your work
 - Use strategic thinking to add value to your organization
 - Identify one’s own thinking style and how improve individual and group functioning
 - Explain how to apply the cost/benefit of risk

Click HERE to review the course outline.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for managers, supervisors, and team leaders who need to improve their decision-making skills and enhance their strategic outlook. 

Save up to $510 by enrolling in PD685, a combo course consisting of this course (PD676) and PD475 “The Engineering Manager: Engaging Today’s Workforce.”

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD676
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Gary Dichtenberg is the president of Professional Development Associates, a training and development consulting firm, dedicated to assist organizations and individuals achieve their highest level of performance excellence. The vast majority of workshops and consulting services has occurred at companies such as MassMutual, Delta Air Lines, Lucent Technologies, and Pfizer. Gary founded Professional Development Associates in 1988 after serving as vice president of training and development for Citicorp. Prior to his work at Citicorp he served as manager of management development at Consolidated Edison where he directed a broad developmental strategy that contributed to a fundamental change in the business.

Gary's expertise in persuasion and communication skills is enhanced by his broad experience in assisting companies improve their managerial excellence. He is a member of the commercial panel of the American Arbitration Association, the Network of Organizational Development practitioners and the American Society for Training and Development. Gary holds a B.A. degree in history from Hofstra University. He holds a M.S. in organizational psychology from Columbia University and an M.S.W. from Yeshiva University.
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