Strategic Leadership Program

Develop skills in strategic leadership

The objective of this program is to build thinking, problem-solving and decision-making capability in executive leaders. By presenting a real business problem to solve, leaders work on this problem in projects, as part of a ‘hackathon’ activity, and present solutions back to the business in final presentations – with the solution moving into execution to make a real, tangible difference.

I was surprised (read ‘blown away’) by the support given by your Team. Ben is not only a great teacher and mentor but is SO supportive on a personal and emotional level also. Ben has the knack of connecting with people of vastly different personalities (within the one team), which allows them to learn in their own way and get the best out of the Program. We have seen 11 people change significantly in our time with Thinka.

Stage II

Example program

Month 1

Deep listening and clarity through empathy

Learning how to listen and hold space for others.

  • Pre-program interview
  • Program roadmap
  • Induction
  • Virtual workshop
  • Project work
  • Communities of practice

Month 2

Transparency and perspective taking

Seeing the value of different points of view.

  • Virtual workshop
  • Project work
  • Communities of practice
  • 1:1 coaching

Month 3

Ideation and adding value to strategic conversations

Diverging to think through problems.

  • In person activity: Hackathon (Part 1)
  • Project work
  • Communities of practice

Month 4

Decision-making and problem-solving

Converging to validate solutions.

  • In person activity: Hackathon (Part 2)
  • Project work
  • Communities of practice

Month 5

Influencing and negotiation skills

Pitching a case and backing it with confidence.

  • Virtual workshop
  • Project work
  • Communities of practice
  • 1:1 coaching

Month 6

Strategic foresight and communicating a vision

Presenting a vision that is future ready.

  • In person presentations
  • Debrief of presentation


Delivery Options

In Person Program

Virtual Program

Hybrid Program

Key Outcomes

1. An executive team who can craft a well-considered vision.

2. An executive team who can operationalise strategy for action.

3. An executive team who can positively influence culture and climate.

4. An executive team who can drive innovation and forward-thinking.

5. An executive team who isn’t afraid of ambiguity and can navigate it.

Possible Inclusions

1. Program roadmap

2. Induction

3. Welcome box

4. Workshops

5. Activities (e.g. Hackathon)

6. Guest speakers

7. Tools for application

8. Assets (e.g. eLearning, video)

9. Coaching

10. Participant management

Target Audience

Executive leaders

Let Thinka Help You

    Our in-person delivery option maximises opportunities for robust conversation, experiential activities and intensive group work. This is no ‘death by PowerPoint’ experience – our facilitators are skilled in presenting and leading immersive experiences that get the most out of people. Supported by multimedia, attractive takeaway pages and practical strategies for using back on the job – this in-person approach is valuable for building strong bonds and bringing people together to collaborate.
    Our virtual delivery option breathes fresh life into the online experience with its almost ‘radio show’ feel. Our expert facilitators use a combination of multimedia, questioning techniques and break out activities to target micro-skills – with a focus on application. Supported by an online platform hosting custom-built materials, participants can be assured of lively, dynamic sessions that have a distinct bias to action. Going virtual keeps program sessions succinct, sharp and focused on targeting particular skills in a dynamic way.
    A hybrid model takes the best of in-person and virtual delivery options and blends them together, so there’s a healthy mix of face to face collaboration and targeted skill building. Depending on the program themes, we work with you to decide what is better suited to getting together in a training space versus what would sit comfortably in an online setting. This flexible combination allows you and your team to get the best of both worlds.
    Executive leaders are key drivers in a business who actively design vision and strategy, so as to achieve business outcomes. They will cascade this information to middle managers, team leaders and teams, so it is important that they are able to engage in critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making to influence effectively.