with Dr. Julia Sloan
March 21, 2024, 9 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time
11 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time
12 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
$575 (US) per person

Book by Dr. Julia Sloan
Book by Dr. Julia Sloan



Being strategically competitive in today's chaotic and complex global environment requires a different way of looking at how we approach strategic thinking.

This highly experiential program uses a leading-edge methodology and unconventional, research-based content to understand the core elements of strategic thinking. Attention is focused on providing a comprehensive grounding in what strategic thinking is, a compelling grasp of why it is relevant, and original ways to improve.

This session is premised on the assumption that if we understand how we learn something, we are better prepared to teach it - through mentoring, coaching, teaching, training, and modeling.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the value of ST in today''s environment
  • Differentiate ST, SP, SI based on the different underlying cognitions required of each
  • Contrast key kinds of thinking required of ST with those of SP
  • Reflect on a three-stage process for developing ST
  • Practice identifying key content within a Critical Incident


Dr. Julia Sloan, author of the definitive book, Learning to Think Strategically, 4th ed., 2020 (Best Business Book of the Year, Financial Times), is widely recognized for her pioneering work on the application of complex cognitive theory to everyday global strategic thinking practice. Her work draws upon more than two decades of her own expatriate corporate experience in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and North America. Julia teaches at Columbia University and has lectured at some of the premier academic institutions including: MIT, Harvard University, Princeton University (US); Bejing University (China); Tokyo University, Keio University (Japan); and India Institute of Management (India). She holds a distinguished faculty appointment at the Central University of Finance and Economics (China). Awarded a Fulbright Fellow, Julia has also received a Researcher-in-Residence fellowship, Faculty Excellence Award, Outstanding Teaching Award, Ahead-of-the-Curve Teaching Award and Innovative Influencer Award. She has served on the faculty of the Brookings Institute and was named as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series at the Mohammad bin Rashid School of Government (Dubai). A resident of New York City, Dr. Sloan holds a doctorate from Columbia University, master's studies at Yale University and University of Alaska, and undergraduate studies from Kent State University. Julia is principal of Sloan International Inc., a New York-based firm specializing in strategic thinking for businesses operating in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America.
Delivery Method: (Zoom platform)
Prerequisites: Designed for Directors and VPs with at least five years of experience in a senior role.
Advanced Preparation: None
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