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


Sep 15 – 20, 2024


Strategy Tools Studio, Stavanger, Norway


In-person Program
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.”

Pex Parra

Founder and Partner at Parra Parada – Ex McKinsey

Read his story here

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

“My experience on the Master Trainer program has been fantastic on multiple levels. The content that you’re learning is really really good, Chris is a fantastic facilitator and the team here is fantastic. The fact that you have participants from around the world that shared experiences – learning from each other and contributing to helping each other improve. Very intensive and hands-on program. There’s a lot I’m going to take with me and start working with.”

Suhail Algosaibi
Strategy Tools Master Trainer, 2022 cohort

“The Master Trainer program overall exceeded my expectations. We were told it was going to be a tough program with a lot of late hours, but because of the content and the way that we have been engaged, it didn’t feel like it. We covered a lot of things in a really short period but it still feels like Monday.”

Glenn Tjon, Innovation Strategist & Scale Up Coach
Strategy Tools Master Trainer, 2022 cohort

“My expectations before coming to the Master Trainer program, was that I would learn a lot. The learning experience has been way beyond and above that. It’s been amazing to learn with such a really strong team of people from all around the world with so much and such varied experience.”

Elin Hauge, Business & AI Strategist and Professional Speaker
Strategy Tools Master Trainer, 2022 cohort

“Very practical and down to earth – there’s no theory but always doing and learning by doing. It’s a once in a lifetime experience, we got to meet a strategy leader from a global corporation, we met investors, cluster leaders, startup founders so it was like first-hand information – it’s one week with such condensed learning that I would have taken a year to learn on my own.”

Grzegorz Dobrucki, Strategy Consultant
Strategy Tools Master Trainer, 2022 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 2022 Program Went

Take an in-depth look into what you will experience when 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 September 2022, participant notes and lots of photos,

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

Evening working session



Supercluster! Simulation

Supercluster Tools

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


Action Plan

Business Development & Customer acquisitions

Your use case: your users

15:30 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 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.  

Program Fee

Applications will close 4 weeks before the programs start.


Available until 1st Mar 2024

€ 4.000,-


Available until 1st Jun 2024

€ 6.000,-


After 1st Jun 2024

€ 10.000,-

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.


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!

Apply Today

Each Master Trainer program is limited to 12 participants.

If you’d like to understand more about the program prior to application, please reach out to [email protected]