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Strategic Thinking Skills: A Competitive Advantage for Professionals

Alumni All-Access | Oct. 19, 2023 | 12 to 1 p.m. MST

Online (Zoom)

Strategic thinking is a critical skill that most organizations look for when hiring employees, regardless of the industry or field, whether you work for a non-profit or for-profit organization. Your ability to see how the bigger picture aligns with everyday actions is something every organization wants. 

There are many ways to demonstrate strategic thinking at work, such as gaining new clients, managing difficult stakeholders, entering new markets and designing and implementing innovative solutions. 

Explore strategic thinking concepts and processes, while learning why this competency is essential for an organization's success in achieving big picture goals. You will also learn a practical strategic thinking model you apply at work. 

Learn how increasing your strategic thinking tactics can be a competitive advantage.

This mini lecture gives you a taste of our popular course, BUS 657 - Strategic Thinking: Skills for Professionals, which is part of Continuing Education’s Business Acumen for Professionals micro-credential. Attend this webinar and have an opportunity to receive 40% discount on the full course registration.

About the Speaker

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MacDonald Oguike (he/him)

Director of corporate training and workforce development, University of Calgary Continuing Education

MacDonald Oguike is an award-winning leadership and organizational development expert. He has international team leadership experience from five continents, and project collaborations with people from more than 100 countries in North America, Europe, South America, Asia and Africa.  

Using his international experience, MacDonald brings practical, implementable strategies that improve leadership practices, drive business growth and organizational results and facilitate productive relationships at work.  

He has a master’s degree in educational leadership, a business analysis certificate in business administration, management and operations and is currently a doctoral student studying economics and business administration and international human resources management at the University of Vaasa in Finland.

Alumni programs are made possible through the generous support of UCalgary Alumni Association Partners TD Insurance and Manulife