Master Trainer Program


Develop strategic skills. Accelerate change in our intensive 5-day, hands-on program. Work directly with Strategy Tools Founder, Christian Rangen.

Key Details


5 days


19-23 September 2022


Strategy Tools Studio, Stavanger, Norway


In-person Program

What is the Master Trainer Program?

The Strategy Tools Master Trainer is an advanced level strategy facilitator program. It is aimed at a limited number of highly experienced participants.

Upon completion of the program, you will have deep insights into the Strategy Tools’ portfolio, you will be confident to run large, complex strategy sessions, internally or with clients.

Beyond this, you will have a deep understanding of how to use the various strategy tools across multiple working formats, like Hackathons, Sprints, Bootcamps & Strategy Journeys.

Why Join the Master Trainer Program?

Develop Your Strategy Skills

Build new skills in strategy tools, techniques, and case studies. You will spend significant time in groups solving strategy cases, using new tools. You will design, plan and run strategy sessions; while getting constant feedback.

Build a Bigger Client Pipeline

For consultants, this is an excellent way to enhance your skills and build a bigger client pipeline. For internal strategists and strategy leaders, you will learn how to grow your «internal pipeline» and  boost demand.

Accelerate Strategic Impact

Long term, you invest in your own skills to achieve a higher strategic impact for your firm or your clients. Work directly with Chris and his team to better understand how you can accelerate strategic impact.

What You Get

Strategy Tools & Facilitation Training

Business Development & Customer Acquisition

Profession Impact With Your Clients

Deep-Dive Into Case Studies

Advanced Level Expertise

Experience in Gamifying Strategy

“Such an impactful week that went deep into many areas. It was intense but in a way that was very, very helpful. It was fun, lots of laughs, lots of good conversation, lots of challenging conversation. My knowledge of ecosystem, scale-ups, startups, transformation, strategy immensely deepened and broadened. The people that are also on the course, they are friends for life. I highly recommend going on the training, you won’t be disappointed.”

Harvey Wade, UK
Strategy Tools Master Trainer, 2020 cohort

“It was a really intense, high energy, high-paced bootcamp. You get the chance to interact with very smart people, consultants and strategists from around the world. Chris Rangen really brings home the essence, the depth and the width of the whole Strategy Tools platform. If you really want to master the whole Strategy Tools universe and bring the magic to your work in strategy and innovation, I really recommend anyone who wants to change the way strategy is being done to join the Strategy Tools Master Trainer program.”

Roberto Chaverri, Costa Rica
Strategy Tools Master Trainer, 2020 cohort

“The week in Stavanger was very intense and very enthusiastic with all the people there. And the group of participants from that first Master Trainer program still meet on a regular basis, sharing challenges, learnings, tips and tricks. It’s not just a week in Stavanger – it turned out that its is a community of likeminded people willing to share their experience and knowledge to move everybody forward in their efforts.”

Victor Haze, The Netherlands
Strategy Tools Master Trainer, 2020 cohort

“The last day of the program was spent on how to develop our business. This was perhaps the most important part for me. The week after the program, I had a discovery meeting with a potential client. This resulted in the first of many transformation projects over the last two years, delivered by myself and another participant in the Master Trainer program. We have now facilitated this company for almost two years. If you want to excel in your work as a strategist or innovator, join the Master Trainer.”

Ole Sverre Spigseth, Norway
Strategy Tools Master Trainer, 2020 cohort

Key Topics We Explore During the Program

✓ 50+ strategy tools – where to start and how to use them

✓ From tools to impact – choosing the right tools for the right strategy process

✓ Dominant logic in strategy & transformation

✓ How to apply Building the Transformational Company playbook with your clients or your own company

✓ Multiple training & feedback rounds

✓ How to design and run world-class strategy workshops

See How Our Last Program Went

Take an in-depth look into what you will experience if you join us for the next Master Trainer.

Read our Master Trainer Insights Report for a day-to-day walk-through of the 5-day Master Trainer program in January 2020, facilitator’s notes, selected case studies and participant reflections.

Detailed Program

Here is an overview of the agenda and what you can expect during our 5-day program.



Hotel Check-in

Official Kick-off Dinner

*The Program Fee does not include accommodation or flights.

Travel We recommend arriving in Stavanger, Norway no later than 18:00 on Sunday evening. Airport code: SVG.

Lodging We will recommend hotel and AirBnB options once participation is confirmed.



Your users & customers

Which problem are you trying to solve

Corporate strategy & innovation

Transform! Simulation

From tools to strategy process

Evening case: Corporate



Building the Transformational Company




How to apply the Building the Transformational Company playbook in real life

Your cases


Scale Up! Simulation

Startup tools & how to use them

Who needs it

Case study: working with accelerators & ecosystems

Evening working session



Supercluster! Simulation

Supercluster Tools

Supercluster case study: NCE Seafood Innovation

Facilitator deep dive: 1:1, Workshop design, strategy simulation

Action Plan

Business Development & Customer acquisitions

Your use case: your users


Advanced facilitation methods in action

Receive Official Certification

14:00 Closing



The Master Trainer program is developed and taught by Christian Rangen.

Chris is a Thinkers50 Radar member and has over 15 years of experience as business school faculty, having designed and taught over 20 different programs and classes across strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and energy transformation.

He has extensive experience designing and running executive education programs and online learning programs. His previous programs have had participants from more than 60 countries around the world.

Explore Magnificent Norway

Majestic mountains, fabulous fjords and visually arresting landscapes explain why Norway is a mainstay on so many travel bucket lists.

The Strategy Tools Master Trainer Program is hosted in Stavanger – Norway’s fourth largest city and the food capital of the country. The city is charming, surrounded by fjords, fields and expansive beaches. It is also one of the world’s leading destinations for street art and you will get to see the work by world-class artists around the city and especially around the Strategy Tools Studio (you just need to peek out the window).

Stavanger also happens to be the closest pitstop for adventurers on their way to hike the famous Pulpit Rock. Weather permitting – we will combine a team hike up to the Pulpit Rock (or Preikestolen as the locals call it) with the program.


Top Tip: Spend a few days before / after the Master Trainer program exploring what Norway has to offer – there’s a reason why we get so many tourists from all over the world.

Program Fee

Applications will close 4 weeks before the programs start.


€ 10.000,-

No payment is required until your application has been accepted and attendance has been confirmed by you.

Accommodation and travel to be covered by the participant.

How Do I Join the Program?

Here is how the application process will work:


Submit Your Application

Fill in the application below, and we will review it as soon as possible. Applications will close 2 weeks before the programs start.


Application Review

We will reach out to you and let you know if your application has been successful, or not.



If your application has been successful, we will await your confirmation and send you the payment details. Watch out for the early bird rates!

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