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Thinking Strategically, Acting Mindfully


In our fast-paced workplace, it is difficult to find time to reflect or strategize for the future. Yet having a vision, a plan, and strategies to implement them are critical to keeping things moving in the right direction. This course introduces a critical thinking process for developing strategy plans. Participants learn and practice various strategy planning models. The key to any successful strategy lies in its implementation. Using mental imagery and other mindfulness techniques, you will learn to create focused, caring and inclusive methods of implementation in ways that gain buy-in from stakeholders.

The course meets the requirements of Government Code 19995.4(c) of 20-hours of continuing professional education biennially for all levels of supervisors in state service.

Team leads, supervisors, department heads, managers, top leaders

• Articulate the differences between goals, strategies, objectives, and action plans

• Learn and practice critical thinking skills designed to elicit thinking required to create strategies

• Discover multiple methods for developing strategies, including balancing various points of view affected by the strategy

• Understand the importance of perspective in both strategy planning and successfully communicating plans to others

• Recognize the value and benefit of mindfulness in today’s workplace• Learn and practice six mindfulness techniques

• Create a specific strategy plan for your organization