From January 25 to 26, we’ll be hosting our popular two-day workshop on Strategic Innovation through Critical Thinking. This seminar is for business leaders, CEOs who want to re-evaluate their corporate strategy and enhance their thinking processes to achieve better results in business.

People and businesses aim to be the best in what they do. No matter the type of industry you run or associate yourself with, you always want to have the upper hand. The question is how do you get to the top? Strategic innovation will help you achieve competitive advantage against your rivals. In today’s globally competitive environment, it is imperative to constantly adapt to change to remain on top of the market. This two-day course is designed to help you re-define your business models and strategies by means of critical thinking.

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Participants will understand strategic innovation and its importance to business, the processes and dimensions of strategic innovation, identify the values that support your company, and be able to complete meaningful SWOT analyses. We will also go over tools and techniques to create a strategic plan that directs the organization from the executive to the front line.

This course will teach you how to implement, evaluate, and review a strategic plan, identify how related tools (strategy map and balanced scorecard) can help develop a strategic plan, define critical and non-critical thinking, incorporate critical thinking to strategic innovation, and redefine the business, market, product, and business models.

Course Outline

  • What is strategic innovation and why is it important?
  • The content of strategic innovation
  • Understanding critical thinking
  • Where do other types of thinking fit in? (including whole-brain and left and right brain)
  • The critical thinking process
  • Where are we now?
  • Performing a SWOT Analysis
  • Setting goals
  • Assigning roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities
  • The full picture
  • Gathering support
  • Making the change
  • How does it look?
  • Getting there
  • Mocking up the process

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An investment of P8,500 plus VAT includes instruction by an expert facilitator, small group workshops that provide “active learning” which is known to be the most effective method for adult learners, snacks and lunch, a specialized student manual, and a personalized certificate of participation.

About the Facilitator

Jean Pierre Tolentino is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics at the University of the Philippines Diliman and M.A. in Business Administration in De La Salle University, Manila in 1978. He received a certificate in Strategic Planning from Fukushima University, Japan. He started as a staff assistant at Economic Development Foundation and rose to full consultant because of a five (5) level promotion in three (3) years. In 1978, he was the Sr. Manager at CPJ Corporation and VP of Olympia International Philippines in 1980. Mr. Pierre became an Asia-Pacific Consultant for the Belgian Government in 1987 and in 2010 he founded Fil. Resource Consultants Inc. with 6 other consultants.

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