Devil's Troika™ 

Ever wondered how to play the devil’s advocate? This course will show you how to make contrarian thinking part of your planning process.

Red Team Thinking® is a battle-tested set of tools and techniques designed to help you stress-test your strategies, strengthen your plans, identify unseen threats, uncover missed opportunities and make better decisions in a complex and rapidly changing world. First developed by the military and intelligence agencies, these techniques will help you challenge your own thinking and enlist your team in finding the best way forward through these turbulent times.

This is a master course in an advanced Red Team Thinking Technique: Devil’s Troika™.

It is only open to red teamers who have successfully completed


Rooted in the centuries-old method

first introduced by the Roman Catholic Church at the dawn of the Renaissance, Devil’s Advocacy, is one of the most powerful weapons in the red teaming arsenal. The problem is that Devil’s Advocacy is more of a mindset than a methodology. We created Devil’s Troika™ to provide organizations with a formal framework for using Devil’s Advocacy to introduce contrarian thinking into their planning process so that they can be confident they are making the best decision possible.


"This is thinking that is core to surviving and thriving in this world."

–Senior Exec at Fortune 50 company, USA

Course Overview


Who is this for?

This workshop is for decision makers and planners who want to develop and execute more effective strategies in today’s complex and rapidly changing world.

What will I gain?

You will leave the class with a thorough understanding of Devil’s Troika™  –  a powerful Red Team Thinking tool you can use to stress-test your strategies and make better business decisions.


All participants who successfully complete this course will receive RTT Certification in Devil’s Troika™.

Those who complete all four of the RTT Master Courses will be certified as Master Red Teamers by Red Team Thinking.

Devil's Troika™

17 - 18 May 4 pm – 7:30 pm PDT
18 - 19 May 7 am – 10:30 am SGT
18 - 19 May 9 am – 12:30 pm AEST

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This is a live course that will be delivered virtually through the Zoom videoconferencing platform. The Zoom app is free, but you will need a stable internet connection capable of supporting livestreaming of both audio and video.

NOTE: Please be advised that this course is only open to red teamers who have successfully completed the necessary prerequisite.


Red Team Thinking is the world’s leading provider of decision support red teaming for business. In fact, our president literally wrote the book on red teaming. Powered by a cadre of military-trained red team leaders and business strategists, we help companies of all sizes become disruptors in their industries, rather than one of the disrupted. And we can do the same for your business.


Bryce G. Hoffman

Bestselling Author & President, Red Team Thinking

Bryce is a bestselling author, speaker and strategic advisor, as well as the founder and president of Red Team Thinking. In 2015, he became the first civilian to graduate from the U.S. Army’s red team leader training program. He then worked with companies around the world to develop a model for business red teaming, which he shared in his 2017 book, Red Teaming: How Your Business Can Conquer the Competition by Challenging Everything. His first book, American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company, has become a manual for CEOs looking to transform their corporate culture. Bryce has taught these tools and techniques to companies around the world, including Verizon, JPMorgan, Delta Air Lines, Huawei and Roche, and he regularly appears on television and radio news programs internationally. Prior to founding Red Team Thinking, Bryce spent 22 years working as a financial journalist for newspapers across the U.S. He also teaches red teaming at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Jayson Coil

Jayson is a U.S. Army veteran with over 25 years of experience in wildland and structural firefighting. In addition to overseeing the operations of an all-hazard fire agency operating in some of the most complex terrain in the US, he also serves as an Operations Chief on a National Type 1 Incident Management Team where his focus is strategic and operational plan development. He has spent over two years deployed on incidents.  Jayson completed post-graduate study in Leadership and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Performance Psychology where his concentration is on the role applied critical thinking plays on decision quality in complex environments.


"Really enjoyed it and was able to apply lessons within three hours of completing the course."

– Andrew Blades, Australia