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Strategic Thinking

Strategic thinking is critical to successful policy development and service delivery

Strategic Thinking

IPAA Victoria’s Strategic Thinking course provides a framework for approaching your day-to-day work more strategically, allowing you to utilise your time more effectively, engage in professional relationships, and implement solutions for positive change.

Strategic thinking is not only critical to successful policy development and service delivery – it is vital for a fulfilling and enjoyable public purpose sector career.

Course overview

You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of Strategic Thinking by:

  • understanding when and how to apply strategic thinking to any task that involves planning for change
  • applying to different areas of policy development, service delivery, advocacy, and stakeholder relationships.
  • leaving with a tangible enhancement to a strategic task in which they are currently involved.

Course outcomes

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

  • apply strategic thinking to any task that involves planning for change
  • use a strategic thinking framework to analyse challenges, set objectives, and identify solutions for positive change
  • evaluate success and failure in strategic thinking
  • enhance your approach to a task of your choice.

Course audience

The ideal course participant is a professional who is:

  • a public sector manager
  • part of a project team
  • looking to move into a management position
  • seeking to improve their strategic skills.

Simple, interactive, informative

— Yawinder Hunan, Department of Transport

It was valuable, far more so than I expected – and the facilitator really was exceptional, he was personable, knowledgeable and just really engaging

— Pilot program participant, Department of Transport


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Register for an upcoming session

Date & Time

Wednesday 28 August 2024
9:30 am – 1:00 pm


Date & Time

Monday 7 October 2024
9:30 am – 1:00 pm




Staff of Organisation Members

  • Platinum member: $695
  • Gold member: $811
  • Silver member: $869
  • Silver (small) member: $927

Personal Members

  • Professional member: $811
  • Concession member: $811
  • Fellow: $811

Non member: $1158

(Inc GST)

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Learn more about professional development vouchers here.

Please refer to our new booking terms and conditions.

In-house Sessions

This program can be delivered in an in-house professional development workshop to your organisation.

Have any questions regarding Strategic Thinking? Contact the IPAA Victoria team today.