The 3-day “Systems and strategic thinking” course offered by Cognadev aims to sensitise delegates to the requirements of dynamic environments and provide the metacognitive tools necessary for systems thinking.

Dealing with Holistic and Dynamic Information


3 days


Workshop and Manual

The systems and strategic thinking course focusses on

  • An introduction to the nature and characteristics of systems and strategic thinking
  • The theoretical background of systems thinking
  • The application of systems principles via strategic thinking

Results aimed for

  • Appreciate the complex nature of integrated, dynamic systems
  • Deal with both detail complexity and dynamic complexity (i.e. focus on variables involved vs. system dynamics)
  • Show greater awareness of own thinking processes as well as the ability to evaluate and adjust such processes to meet the demands of a complex situation
  • Utilise the principles of systems functioning to enhance strategic thinking