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From Operational Manager To Strategic Thinker

SIM Professional Development (SIM PD) is the leading provider for adult learning, training and development for corporate and career development. We provide a wide range of quality executive programmes, corporate training, seminar and workshops in areas of soft skills training, leadership training, sales training, management training, personal effectiveness & productivity, project management training, strategy execution and forumation.

from operational manager to strategic thinker


Managers need to balance their roles between operational management and strategic thinking. As organisations flatten with changing roles, strategic thinking is no longer the responsibility of only senior management. All managers down the line are required to think strategically within the context of their organisation's business.

Benefits to You

Business Outcomes

Participants will develop a strategic mindset so as to add value to their organisations from within their own work units as well as in their interactions with other units. Developing a strategic mindset also prepares participants for higher levels of responsibility over time.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the difference between operational management and strategic thinking
  • Understand what is strategy and how strategic thinking can add value to your organisation
  • Learn a structured, four-step approach to strategic thinking
  • Apply this approach to different types of organisations - commercial and non-commercial - and to different levels within an organisation - corporate, business unit and functional level
  • Understand the challenges and key requirements of successful strategy execution
Programme Outline
  • What is Strategy and Strategic Thinking?
  • A structured framework for strategic thinking
  • Formulating Strategic Questions
  • Answering the Strategic Questions
  • Some Analysis Tools to Help Answer Questions
  • Mission and Vision
  • Strategic Thinking at the Functional Level
  • Strategy Execution and key requirements for success

Duration and Time
Duration: 14 hours (2 days)
Dates: September 2 & 3, 2019
           November 4 & 5, 2019

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Programme Fees
Full Course Fee: $1,027.20 SIM members / $1,284.00 Non-members

For Employer Sponsored Participants
SIM Member: $999.20/ Non-Member: $1,256.00

SkillsFuture Credit is applicable for Singapore Citizens aged 25 years old and above only

Inclusive of 7% GST (GST is based on Full Course Fee)
*Terms and conditions apply

Who Must Attend

(Level 2) Supervisor, Executive, & Emerging Managers
(Level 3) New Managers
(Level 4) Managers

Programme Leader

Alfred Chan is Executive Director in a leadership andmanagement development company that represents the American ManagementAssociation in Singapore and several other countries in the region. He has beenin management consulting for over 20 years, with Arthur D. Little, AndersenConsulting (now Accenture), Arthur Andersen and KPMG, in the last two firms asa Partner and a Director respectively. Prior to management consulting, he wasin investment banking with Morgan Guaranty Trust and DBS Bank.  Mr Chanhas an MBA (Finance Major) from Columbia Business School in New York and a degreein electrical engineering from the University of Melbourne, earned under aColombo Plan Scholarship.

CategorySIM Member Fee  (S$)Non-member Fee  (S$)
  Total Fee (S$)   Total Fee (S$) 
Fee/Pax (S$)GST (S$) including GSTFee/Pax (S$)GST (S$) including GST
Normal Fees960.0067.201027.20          1,200.0084.001284.00
- terms & conditions applies; please call to enquire.
Early Bird Fees closing date for the programme :    
Prog Scheduled DateRegister & Pay by
September 2 & 3, 201929/07/2019
November 4 & 5, 201916/09/2019

Enquiries : Grace Tan - 62489414 | 62466746,

Foreign participants sponsored by their companies, GST is not applicable. If payment is made by a Singapore-registered company, GST will apply.

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