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Strategic Thinking, Analysis and Planning

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Strategic Thinking, Analysis and Planning

Mapping-out Your Best Possible Direction

Scheduled Dates

15 - 19 Jul 2024 Istanbul - Turkey $5,950
18 - 22 Nov 2024 London - UK $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

"Strategy depends upon the ability to foresee future consequences of present initiatives"

The basic requirements for strategy development includes, among other factors: 1) Extensive knowledge about the environment, market and competitors; 2) Ability to examine this knowledge as an interactive dynamic system; and 3) The imagination and logic to choose between specific alternatives.

This training course has been specifically designed to provide the necessary strategic tools and mapping capabilities to achieve high levels of strategic alignment and consistency relative to both the external and internal environment. In this way, strategy enables professionals to maximize internal efficiency while capturing the highest potential of opportunities in the external environment and gain organisational and personal success.

This training course will feature:

  • Leading-edge thinking in strategic analysis/planning
  • The choices faced in developing strategy
  • The concepts, tools and techniques of ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic planning’
  • Step-by-step processes, providing a toolkit for each stage
  • Mapping and applying strategic tools in managing their specialist roles
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the global leading-edge thinking in strategic development
  • Identify and evaluate the options and implications faced in developing strategy
  • Apply the concepts, tools and techniques of ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic planning’
  • Understand the step-by-step process and apply a strategic toolkit for each stage
  • Map out possible directions using strategic tools to apply to their own specialist role in the alignment of strategic programmes and projects
  • Identify “real” problems and apply decision making principles

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge course is suitable to a wide range of professionals who are required to make strategic decisions, and who wishes to learn how to apply strategic tools in their own job and their own career but will greatly benefit the following individuals who belong in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Industry:

  • New & Experienced Supervisors
  • Team Leaders & Line Managers
  • Projects & Process Managers
  • Senior Managers
  • Strategic Developers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven highly interactive adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes facilitated group and individual exercises, case studies, role-play, videos. The instructor will also facilitate learning by encouraging the delegates to test and critically appraise a series of “strategic tools” and their practical application.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Global Strategic Thinking, Analysis and Planning

  • Recognise how strategic thinking has developed and how it influences strategies
  • Understand the importance of vision and values
  • Distinguish between the process of formulating and implementing strategy
  • Follow the progression of strategic thinking in business
  • Anticipate where strategy may next develop
  • Articulate the conceptual framework of strategy that your organisation uses today

Day Two: Mapping Strategic Options

  • Five-Step Strategy Model
  • The Strategy Diamond
  • The Business Model Canvass
  • The Balanced Scorecard
  • Porter’s Five Forces – assessing the balance of power in a business situation
  • Diversification – reducing business risk

Day Three: Core Strategic Tools

  • SWOT, TOWS and PESTLE Analysis
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Understanding the components of success
  • The McKinsey 7 S Model
  • Predicting competitor behaviour
  • Exceeding customer expectations

Day Four: Strategic Options for Competitive Advantage

  • USP analysis
  • Ohmae’s 3C model - bringing together different aspects of Strategic Thinking
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Porter’s Generic Options
  • 5 P’s of Strategy
  • Developing Future Growth

Day Five: Strategic Problem Solving and Decision Making Tools

  • Problem solving and decision making process
  • 7 Key Steps of Strategic Decision Making
  • Framing of decisions
  • Asking the right questions
  • Assessing risks and analyzing problems
  • 6 Thinking Hats


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

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