Strategic Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

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31st Aug 2022



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According to the 2020 workskills report auspiced by the University of Phoenix of the ten key skills needed to be effective in the future workforce include:

  • Sense making
  • Novel and adaptive thinking
  • Computational thinking

Strategic thinking and creative problem-solving skills are essential to be an effective leader in the current, ever changing and future workplace. To ensure you, your team and your organisational maintain a competitive edge, you need to evaluate and prioritise the work in alignment with strategic goals. This masterclass will introduce you to the thought processes, frameworks and tools needed to engage others in strategic thinking.

Change is the new normal which requires new ways of working that are cost effective, resourceful and productive. This calls for creative problem-solving skills. This masterclass will provide you with a range of versatile and effective techniques to enhance your creative problem-solving skills.

The strategic thinking and creative problem-solving masterclass is a blend of facilitator led and experiential learning.

Learning Objectives

  • To develop skills in evaluating opportunities and threats in your competitive environment
  • To enhance the skills of diagnosing and managing the strengths and weaknesses within your organisation
  • To learn creative thinking techniques that develop new ideas
  • To explore new strategies and provide different options for strategic thinking and creative problem solving
  • To be able to adapt, and adopt, the tools of the strategic process, to different situations
  • To understand the importance of analysing thoroughly before final planning, including recognising the importance of dealing with the cause of a problem, rather than just dealing with the effect of a problem
  • To learn how to effectively lead and communicate a strategic planning effort
  • To identify ways to motivate your staff to efficiently and effectively implement a strategic plan

Featuring Our Speakers







Sally Foley-Lewis

Productivity & Self Leadership and Middle Management Expert

People & Productivity™


Sally Foley-Lewis inspires and skills managers be high performing, purposeful and productive. Obsessed with leadership and professional development that ensures people reach their potential. Sally’s presentations and programs positively impact your confidence, leadership and results.

  • 2021 USQ Outstanding Alumnus of the Year – Business and Enterprise
  • 2021 A.I. Influential Businesswoman – Winner – Most Inspirational Leadership Development Specialist (Australia)
  • 2021 ROAR Success Awards – Silver Leadership Award
  • 2020 Gold Stevie Award – Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services
  • 2020 Bronze Stevie Award – Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Consumer Services
  • 2020 Breakthrough Speaker of the Year by Professional Speakers Australia
  • 2019 finalist for Australian Learning Professional of the Year
  • 2019 Australian Champion Sole Trader winner – Australian Small Business Champion Awards
  • One of the 25 LinkedIn Top Voices for Australia for 2018 for her thought leadership.

She is a global professional speaker, and has authored multiple books. The drive to support and skill managers comes from her own CEO and senior leadership experiences. Sally delivers presentations, keynote speeches, workshops and coaching – live online and face-to-face – to skill managers, boost productivity and self-leadership.

Blending 20+ years of working with a diverse range of people and industries, in Germany, the Middle East, Asia and across Australia Sally has extensive qualifications, a wicked sense of humour and an ability to inspire and make people feel at ease. Sally’s your first choice for mastering skills, facilitating action and achieving results.

Who should attend?

Managers, supervisors, and staff responsible for the development of new ideas and systems, and those involved in or contribute to setting strategy, problem solving, and making and implementing key decisions. This is an essential course for those who believe that change, and new improved ways of working, are the best way forward for the success of organisations.