Developing Strategic Thinking and Planning Skills

Health, Safety, Security, and Social Responsibility Management and Information

Course Description

Strategic thinking and planning are key elements in an organization’s journey to maximize value to shareholders, customers and employees. Through this workshop, attendees will go through the different processes involved in strategic planning including the elements of organizational SWOT, business scenario and options development, elaboration of strategic options and communication to stakeholders. Examples are provided including corporate, business unit and department case studies.

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

  • Understand the elements of strategic thinking and planning in a complex environment
  • Apply strategic thinking to support their organization’s ambition
  • Assess and choose strategies to provide a sustained competitive edge

Who Attends

This course is intended for Management, technical, R&D, Finance and HSE communities.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.


Kamel Ben-Naceur is the Managing Director for an energy consultancy company. He has nearly four decades of experience in the energy and industry sectors around the world in both the public and private sectors.

After joining the research and development division of Schlumberger, he took charge of developing several key technologies in the upstream sector. He then moved into oil and gas management roles in Africa, North and South America, Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and North Africa. In 2004, he established the oilfield services business unit developing carbon capture and storage prospects, working extensively with regulators and policy makers.

In 2009, he was appointed chief economist at Schlumberger in Paris, before becoming president of the Schlumberger technology business in Rio de Janeiro in 2011. In this role, he developed challenging technological solutions for the offshore sectors with an emphasis on deepwater and pre-salt exploration.

From 2014 to 2015, Ben-Naceur became Tunisia’s minister for industry, energy and mines in a government tasked with leading the country’s first fully democratic elections and restoring it’s economic fundamentals. He implemented new policies for energy subsidies rationalization, and won approval for legislation on renewable energy implementation.

He joined the International Energy Agency (I.E.A.) as director for sustainability, technology and outlooks in September 2015, where he was responsible for the development of the two major publications of the Agency.

In 2017, he became the Chief Economist for ADNOC, based in Abu Dhabi.

Ben-Naceur has served on the boards of a number of international businesses and organizations, and is the recipient of several prestigious medals and honors.

A French-Tunisian dual national, Ben-Naceur is a graduate of École Polytechnique and École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He is the co-author of 18 books and more than 130 articles.