Strategic Thinking and Decision Making

This postgraduate unit develops strategic thinking for organisational planning. It focuses on the role of leaders as strategic thinkers whose influence will impact the future of an organisation and its stakeholders. It examines the Christian worldview and its implications for individual and organisational purpose, strategic conversations and maps, SWOT analysis, turning ideas into plans and plans into strategy, making decisions in the light of organisational strategy, models of problem solving, and resourcing good ideas.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points




Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. display perceptive understanding of individual and organisational purpose and mission in the light of a Christian worldview
  2. research and analyse an organisation and its environment
  3. generate creative and effective organisational plans
  4. anticipate, identify and solve organisational problems
  5. show a critical appreciation of the need for strategic thinking for organisation
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