March Program Full
Next Program: Sep 15 – 20, 2024
Strategy Tools Studio, Stavanger, Norway
Limited to 12 Participants
“In round numbers, let´s say I invested U$10,000 on the overall trip and certification. The new perspectives, access to tools, mindset, etc have allowed me to increase my consulting sales of 2023 (specifically on strategy programs) from U$150k to U$250k. I am fully convinced that the U$100k increase has been possible due to my trip to Stavanger and my participation in the network. That could be translated into 10X ROI in year one.”
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.
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 2022 Program Went
Read our Master Trainer Insights Report for a day-to-day walk-through of the 5-day Master Trainer program in September 2022, participant notes and lots of photos,
Here is an overview of the agenda and what you can expect during our 5-day program.
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.
DAY 1 – CORPORATE
Your users & customers
Which problem are you trying to solve
Corporate strategy & innovation
From tools to strategy process
Evening case: Corporate
DAY 2 – CORPORATE
Building the Transformational Company
How to apply the Building the Transformational Company playbook in real life
DAY 3 – SCALE UPS & VC FUNDS
Scale Up! Simulation
Startup tools & how to use them
Who needs it
Evening working session
DAY 4 – SUPERCLUSTERS & ECOSYSTEMS
Facilitator deep dive: 1:1, Workshop design, strategy simulation
DAY 5 – YOUR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & ROLE
Business Development & Customer acquisitions
Your use case: your users
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 is also close to the Pulpit Rock, one of Norway’s most famous mountain hikes with arresting views. Weather permitting, we may plan a hiking trip up to the famous Pulpit Rock on the Saturday after the program completion.
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.
Applications will close 4 weeks before the programs start.
SUPER EARLY BIRD
Available until 1st Jan 2024
Available until 1st Jun 2024
After 1st Jun 2024
No payment is required until your application has been accepted and attendance has been confirmed by you.
The program fee includes all program materials + food and drinks when the group is in the Design Studio & Offices. Strategy Tools will also cover meals (excluding drinks) on our collective dinners. For other meals and evenings, this is paid individually. More details in the final program.
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.
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!