Course overview


Systems Thinking



Course type


Course fee

(including 7% GST)

Member Total Fee : $599.20
Non-Member Total Fee : $749.00



Course Overview

This programme is for developing the Third Stage of Sansi- The Strategic Thinking process.

At Stage 1 of Sansi, Logical Thinking (2D), we create efficient systems, and at Stage 2 of Sansi, Layeral Thinking (3D) we embrace change by pivoting to more effective systems.

The concept of VUCA- of rapid and highly impactful changes in society- necessitates a more future-oriented form of thinking, and this is Stage 3 of Sansi, Strategic Thinking (4D). Where Layeral Thinking refers to 3D thinking of raising our consciously one level above a 2D view, Strategic Thinking develops 4D flexibility- choosing to invest time and resources considering trends and developments that may be inevitable but are hidden in plain sight to most people.

Course benefits


With Strategic Thinking, an organization will benefit from systematically reviewing drivers and forces that can make or break the organization. Not only will this future-proof the existing enterprise, it will also allow the organization to evaluate and weigh entry into new markets and products and services.


Upon completion of training of Stage 3- Strategic Thinking of Sansi (4D), participants will be able to

  • Systematically evaluate the external environment
  • Understand and apply models of strategic planning like Burke Litwin and the Balanced Scorecard
  • Understand the evolution of Strategy as a management tool
  • Translate strategy into practical value propositions
  • Communicate strategy using Strategy Maps

Course outline

  •  Case Study: Exponential Organizations and illusion of exponential growth
  •  The opportunity for Insight- Seeing things Hidden in Plain Sight (HIPS)
  • Disruptive vs Sustaining technologies
  • VUCA
  • Environmental Scans
  • Far External- PESTLE
  • Near External- Porters 5F
  • Internal- Value Chain
  • The Case of 3C and SWOT and VIRGO Analysis
  • Causal Impact Analysis using So What and What If
  • What is Strategy
  • Values Discipline
  • Strategy Mapping
  • Scenario Planning (Optional)


1 day

Who should attend?

Level 4 - Managers
Level 5 - Senior Managers & Directors
Level 6 - C-Suite

Programme leader

Chet Choon is the managing consultant for, and specializes in developing strategic leadership skills. His clients include DBS, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Murata, Nitto Denko, YKK, Daikin, Mitsui, Fujifilm, Petronas and Shell.

As a certified consultant in Exponential Organizations, Chet Choon helps clients develop exponential growth plans through the understanding and deployment of doubling technologies. He is an IBM-certified Design Thinking consultant and facilitates change through iterative customer consultation.

In the area of Innovation, Chet Choon was part of the winning Trimsound team in the Creative Industry Xchange (CIX) proof of concept competition launched by the National Library Board in 2009. Trimsound was presented in the inaugural World Innovation Summit in Barcelona 2009.

He is a Cambridge-certified Teacher-Trainer and Programme Leader for the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT) and a certified trainer for CIPD, the world's largest Chartered HR and development professional body.

Course fee

Programme Fee Amount (including 7% GST) Remarks
Member Total Fee $599.20 -
Non-Member Total Fee $749.00 -

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