Creating Vision and Thinking Strategically

HRDQ-U Webinar | Creating Vision and Thinking Strategically

60 minutes

There’s The hallmark of great leadership is the ability to create a compelling vision to inspire and motivate others. Successful leaders think two moves ahead, are mindful of significant trends that will impact business outcomes, and adapt and adjust plans based on anticipated changes. Future orientation can be a challenge for HR leaders mired in tactical challenges yet it is essential to be considered a credible business leader.

This webinar guides HR leaders through a process to create a vision for their department that can be used to set strategy that aligns HR focus with the direction of the entire organization. A sample of strategic thinking tools will be presented to build the strategies needed to support an HR vision.

Attendees will learn

  • The structure and components of a vision statement
  • How an HR vision can be constructed
  • Creating the HR vision: A 5 step process
  • Strategic thinking; what is it?
  • Why is it important?
  • Tools for strategic thinking

Who should attend

  • Employees
  • Managers
  • Management team members
  • Human resources professionals


Dr. Alice Waagen

Dr. Alice Waagen, PhD is president of Workforce Learning LLC, a management consulting company that provides business leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to build organizations that are productive and healthy. Dr. Waagen is passionate about helping her corporate clients and the missions that they serve.  She strives to make every engagement produce tangible value by helping business executives discover better, faster, and more efficient ways to lead their workforces to business success.

Dr. Waagen’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, trade associations and government agencies. She has built her expertise in knowing what behaviors and actions yield success for business leaders, managers and teams. Dr. Waagen’s common sense approach to solving managerial and leadership challenges can be found in her weekly column in the American Cities Business Journal ( ) as well as in her articles and newsletters posted on her website,

Alice earned a PhD in education from the Pennsylvania State University. Giving back to the community is also important to Alice.  She serves on the Board of the Northern Virginia Employer Advisory Committee (NVEAC) and also is a videoconference instructor for the Smithsonian American Art Museum Artful Connections Program.

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