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This course is CPD Certified with each day equivalent to 6.5 hours of CPD
Strategic Thinking and Planning Practice for Effective Direction, Purpose and Sustainable High Performance
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Business leaders, managers at all levels and top talent in the organization that want to improve their strategic thinking and planning competency so that they can get the very best results from their leadership, teams and colleagues in pursuit of the organization’s goals.
Planning is one of the most important management and time management techniques. Strategic planning is an organization’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people. This effort demands strategic thinking that is focused on value creation as well as purpose for sustainable high performance. If you plan effectively then you can significantly reduce the time and effort required to achieve your goal. A plan is like a roadmap and so if formulated properly you can always see how much you have progressed towards your goal and how far you are from your destination. Knowing where you are is essential for making good decisions on where to go or what to do next. Effective strategic planning is an ongoing process and the foundation of good personal and business practice. Mastery of the strategic planning process is vital for effective leader and leadership and driving personal and business growth.
Strategic Thinking and Planning is a proven approach to planning that covers all fundamentals of the strategic planning process with particular emphasis on strategic thinking perspective and strategic planning implementation as our experience tells us that it is in these areas where most planning fails. The program takes a holistic view of planning at the function (department) level and introduces the delegate to the knowledge, skills and attitude required to confidently deliver strategic planning that drives effective direction, purpose and sustainable high performance.
The program is well researched, knowledge-based and designed with the individual learner at the centre of the learning process which means that the course is extremely interactive and practical.
By the end of this course delegates will be able to:
✓ Determine strategic thinking (value creation) and planning
✓ Determine your role in strategic planning and planning leadership
✓ Determine the strategic planning process and its key components
✓ Determine situation analysis and the tools and techniques used to provide data
✓ Determine effective problem solving and decision making and the tools and techniques used to help make the best decisions
✓ Determine implementation and how to set-up and implement for success
✓ Develop and practice strategic thinking for effective strategic planning
✓ Develop key strategic planning skills
✓ Produce drive to self-develop in strategic planning
✓ Produce positive impact on the overall performance of each delegate and the organization
DAY 1 • STRATEGIC PLANNING FUNDAMENTALS
Strategic Planning Overview
From Strategic Intent to Results
Effective Strategic Thinking and Planning Style
Your Role in Strategic Planning
The Key Elements of a Good Strategic Plan
Some Planning Tools
Strategic Planning Control
DAY 2 • STRATEGIC PLANNING ANALYSIS (GOAL SETTING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING)
Strategic Planning Analysis
(Vision, Mission and Values; Strengths and Weaknesses (SWOT), Gap Analysis)
(Opportunities and Threats (SWOT); PESTLE; Porter’s Five Forces Model)
Analysis Tools and Techniques
Problem Solving and Decision Marking
Other Essentials Following Analysis
DAY 3 • STRATEGIC PLANNING IMPLEMENTATION AND CONTROL
Implementation and Change
Communication and Motivation
Control Management for Success
Key Learning Review
Each delegate will be asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire to determine their individual learning objectives. These will be used by the trainer to give on track training that is focused on the individual learner attending.
ON-TRACK FOR GROWTH
The individual leaves this program with a Personal Action Plan to encourage immediate transfer of training to the job.
REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE
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