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Start Date: 15 Sep, 2024

End Date :19 Sep, 2024
Duration   : 5 Days


Overall Description: 

This course is designed to help executives, division leaders, and other senior managers involved in the formation and implementation of strategic planning.


Course Objectives:

  • Apply strategic planning and thinking to analyze their current environment and determine their organizational ambition
  • Employ the strategic management process to best achieve the desired ambition
  • Assess and choose strategies that create a sustainable competitive advantage for the organization
  • Determine strategic objectives, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and 'SMART' targets for the organization
  • Convert strategic plans to operating plans through creating strategic initiatives and sequencing activities
  • Participate in the performance management system to ensure proper execution of chosen strategies


Course Outline (Content):


Strategic thinking and planning

  • Strategic thinking versus strategic planning
  • The strategic management process
  • Benefiting from strategic management

Analysis of the environment

  • Creating and capturing value
  • Conducting a SWOT analysis
  • Internal strengths of an organization
  • Internal weaknesses of an organization
  • External opportunities
  • External threats
  • Fundamentals of the PEDESTL framework
  • Succeeding in strategic analysis

Vision, mission statements and values

  • Using vision and mission statements
  • Definition of vision statements
  • Formulating vision statements
  • Definition of mission statements
  • Formulating mission statements
  • Embracing organizational values
  • Communicating the vision, mission and values

Assessing strategic choices

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Strategy
  • Innovating
  • Developing a competitive advantage

Strategic objectives, KPIs and targets

  • Ensuring strategic alignment in the organization
  • Developing effective strategic objectives
  • Using the Balanced Scorecard (BSC)
  • Using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Setting SMART targets

Developing operating plans

  • Cascading from vision to action plans
  • Criteria for effective action plans
  • Developing strategic initiatives
  • Managing the execution of strategy
  • Control process

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives, division leaders, and other senior managers involved in the formation and implementation of strategic planning and thinking.


Course Methodology:

We utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This training course will be conducted as a highly interactive workshop session. A variety of training methodologies will be used Before and during the course whenever applicable. Some of these methods are gamification, online pre-post test, role plays, self-assessment instruments, group exercises & case studies.

Strategic Planning, Thinking, Analysis & Planning

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