Course Name

Strategic Systems Thinking: Creating Competitive Advantage


November 05, 2020 - November 10, 2020

Schedule via Zoom:

November 5, 6, 9, & 10  
Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Regular Rate:

Php 11,000

Early Eagle Rate:

Php 10,000

Valid Until:

October 22, 2020

Strategic Systems Thinking: Creating Competitive Advantage


Strategic Systems Thinking is a training workshop that aims to develop participants’ skills in strategic thinking and in applying systems thinking to strategies. These skills include:  

  • Anticipating future trends in the industry and their impact on the company
  • Broadening perspective beyond the participant’s current functional silo, to encompass the industry, the economy, global trends
  • Practicing a disciplined thought process to construct a strategic view, as opposed to just an operational view
  • Crafting competitive and breakthrough strategies, beyond their “business as usual” plans
  • Applying systems thinking to company strategies
Who should attend

The course is appropriate for managers and supervisors who are involved in developing and/or implementing corporate and functional strategies.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to perform the following, practicing on a target company, based on a two- to three-year planning horizon:

1. Determine growth objectives for the company over the medium term;

2. Identify environmental threats to and opportunities for the company; 

3. Analyze the company’s capabilities vs. key competitors; 

4. Formulate company strategies based on items 1 to 3; and

5. Apply systems thinking to company strategies.

  • Strategic thinking skills: Assessment and identification of gaps in strategic thinking skills

  • Strategic terms:  A common language on the key terms to be used in the course

The five-step process for applying strategic systems thinking

  1. Business growth and the growth matrix: different ways to forecast growth from short-term to medium-term

  2. Environmental analysis: Identifying threats and opportunities in the external environment, that would impact business objectives 

  3. Internal analysis: The value chain and how to use it to identify competitive advantage/disadvantage

  4. Company strategies: Crafting company strategies, based on the outputs of the previous topics

  5. Systems thinking: Contingency plans to the company strategies, to prevent potential problems that the strategies might cause

Dr. Jet F. Magsaysay is the Program Director for the Leadership and Management Development Program of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business Center for Continuing Education (CCE), and is President of Strategic Directions, Inc., a strategy- and management-consulting firm.

As a strategy and organizational development consultant, he has guided leading corporations in the Philippines and Southeast Asia in developing their visions and strategies, and in building their organizational capabilities.

As a program director he has conceptualized and customized leadership and management programs for diverse clients. As a trainer-educator, he has designed and facilitated courses in strategy, execution, leadership, and management skills. He is Curriculum Director for JFC University, and a lecturer at Kyoto University’s Asia Business Leader Programme, where he teaches Business Planning and Leadership Skills.

As a corporate executive, he has managed business units in the Philippines, in China, and across Asia, in the investment banking, publishing, and consulting industries.

He has a BSc. in Industrial Management Engineering from De La Salle University, a Master in Management (with Distinction) degree from the Asian Institute of Management, and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, major in Organizational Development, at the Ateneo De Manila University.

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