Red Team Thinking Crash Course™
Learn powerful RTT tools that you can begin using now to stress-test your strategies and navigate through the present crisis.
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.
The only way forward right now is to adapt and evolve. There is a way through this crisis, but navigating this changed world is going to require new ways of thinking. You are going to have to learn to think differently – to challenge your assumptions, embrace hard truths and make plans that are adaptable and resilient.
This introductory course is designed to help you do just that.
It covers the basics of Red Team Thinking and provides the foundational tools you need to begin using this game-changing methodology. It is also a required prerequisite for all of our other training courses, which will equip you with even more powerful Red Team Thinking techniques.
We are offering this course at a deep discount, because we want to arm as many people as possible with these tools and techniques to help them and the organizations they work for meet the challenges of the present crisis and overcome them with Red Team Thinking.
This is a live course delivered virtually via Zoom.
It consists of two, 3.5-hour sessions delivered over two days. The instruction will be divided into 1-hour blocks with a 15-minute break in between each one. We will provide you with a short pre-read to be completed ahead of Day 1, and there will be homework assigned at the end of the first day that will need to be completed by the start of Day 2.
"Really enjoyed it and was able to apply lessons within three hours of completing the course."
– Andrew Blades, Australia
What You'll Learn:
The Red Team Thinking Crash Course begins with a brief introduction to red teaming and Red Team Thinking, as well as the science and psychology behind this revolutionary methodology. You will learn about the cognitive biases that cloud our individual thinking, particularly in times of crisis, and the organizational threats to sound decision making. You will also learn:
Liberating Structures Groupthink mitigation techniques designed to leverage the wisdom of your organization to find the best options for going forward.
The Cynefin Framework A powerful method for identifying different types of problems and selecting the right tools for solving them.
Six Strategic Questions™ Pointed queries that help you craft the right plan for this crisis.
Assumptions Challenge™ Learn how to identify and pressure-test both stated and unstated assumptions in order to make better decisions.
All participants who successfully complete this course will receive their Red Team Thinking Basic Training certification. This certificate will allow graduates to enroll in any other Red Team Thinking course.
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This is a live course that will be delivered virtually over 2 x 3.5 hr sessions through the ZOOM video conferencing platform and MURAL collaboration tool. You will be provided links to both application and will need a stable internet connection capable of supporting livestreaming of both audio and video.
NOTE: The course fee is in US$. While this course is being offered from California, anyone can participate, regardless of the location. The times for this course are listed as PDT.
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 LLC
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.
Wing Commander Marcus Dimbleby RAF (Ret'd)
Vice President, Red Team Thinking LLC
Marcus is a former military red teamer who has been sharing these tools and techniques with corporations in the U.K. and around the world since retiring from the Royal Air Force in 2013. In the RAF, he served as a fighter controller and also enjoyed tours with the Royal Marines, Royal Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, with whom he went to Iraq in 2003. An airfield director, strategic and operational planner, and, finally, one of the Air Security Executives responsible for defending the U.K. during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. With extensive experience gained as a senior military officer Marcus seamlessly moved into the business world in London, initially as a senior manager at a major consultancy, then an independent contractor, then business owner and partner – leading on major business transformations predominantly in the financial sector. Along with his military skills and training, Marcus has completed post-graduate studies in Strategic Leadership and Management, as well as Business Management in the areas of performance improvement and change management.
"It's not quite as important as breathing, but having the ability to Red Team yourself, your teams and your projects develops the 360 awareness needed for success."
– Rob Martin, Canada