“I think the key value of this course is learning new techniques and tools to approach problems in a manner that is comprehensive while enabling new perspectives to be seen. And while the course may not be intended as a team building exercise, one of the most valuable byproducts of it was increased collaboration and teamwork between the different sections in our division.”
Clayton Polan, Canadian Revenue Agency
The Red Team Thinking
Battle-tested and business-proven
Red Team Thinking is a cognitive capability that helps you and your organization navigate your complex world. It engages critical thinking, enables distributed decision making, and encourages diversity of thought. This short workshop is designed to introduce you and your leadership team to the core concepts of Red Team Thinking while also giving you the opportunity for hands-on learning with some of the foundational RTT tools and techniques, including:
In addition, you and your team will learn about the science and psychology behind this new way of thinking and gain important insights into the most significant threats to good decision making, including:
You and your team will learn how the Red Team Thinking mindset and associated tools can turn decision making from a process to a practice, allowing you and your organization to more successfully navigate today’s complex and rapidly changing world.
Don’t Outsource Thinking.
Bad leaders react
Good leaders plan
GREAT leaders THINK
Unfortunately, too many leaders today no longer do. Instead of thinking for themselves, they have relinquished that role. They let others think for them. They hire expensive, outside consultants to tell them what to think and how to act, but those consultants don't know anymore than their own employees do. Or they try to solve their problems by adopting new methodologies. But those new ways of working don’t work without new ways of thinking.
This a 2.5-hour course team-taught by veteran military trained red team leaders and seasoned business strategists, each with extensive experience using the full panoply of Red Team Thinking tools and techniques. The course is a mix of theoretical instruction and practical, hands-on learning. Participants will work together and in small groups to apply some simple RTT tools to the problems your organization is dealing with right now, yielding actionable insights and real-world experience applying Red Team Thinking.
This course can accommodate up to 30 participants. It is delivered remotely, via Zoom and MURAL.
The cost of this program is US$7,500.
“This changed my views and the way in which I approach problem solving.”
Workshop participant, Bristow Group Ltd.
What You'll Learn
The Red Team Thinking Workshop 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:
Groupthink mitigation techniques designed to leverage the wisdom of your organization.
A simple, yet powerful, technique for stimulating deeper cognition and ensuring everyone's voice is heard.
Six Strategic Questions™
Pointed queries that help you create the right plan and ensure everyone understands it.
What previous participants said:
"Practicality of the course and immediate usability is 100%. 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, Fire Chief, Canada
"Red Team Thinking is exactly the missing piece for us and our industry."
Chief Paul Sandman, Director of Public Safety, Highland Park Texas, USA
"This was a very special session, and I appreciate the guidance, the opportunity to co-think and to expand our minds across the team."
Workshop Participant, FIS Impact Ventures, USA
"It helped me theorize what I intuitively am doing when managing stakeholders and amplify the effect of any strategies."
Workshop Participant, Kimberly-Clark, USA