Strategic Planning Course Overview

 

How  organizations continue to provide unique value to stakeholders and customers is crucial. if they don’t have a clear path to guide organizations towards there goals, mission and vision, this would the beginning of the end!.

This is where the role of strategy becomes essential. Strategy is about setting SMART goals, understanding the current and future environment and directing the organization, and getting everyone in the organization on board by creating a mature strategic plan mixed with the organization’s values, vision, and mission.

In this course, we will cover the strategic management process, starting from assessing the grounds of the organization and capabilities, to Executing and monitoring the strategy.

 
 
 

 

 

Course Objectives 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply strategic thinking concepts to define organization’s “as is” situation, and desired “to be” situation, in order to define gaps in organization’s capabilities.
  • Assessing the business environment through SWOT analysis
  • Identify strategic options for long-term competitive advantage
  • Define strategic vision and mission
  • Determine strategic goals and objectives, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and 'SMART' targets for the organization
  • Convert strategic plans to operating plans through creating strategic initiatives and sequencing activities
  • Formulate and shape strategic plans to be executed in order to meet the objectives
  • Implementation of strategies to deliver results
  • Participate in the performance management cycle to ensure proper execution of chosen strategies

Training Methodology 

This workshop aims to ensure best retention rate and quick improvement in both employee and work performance within the work place alike, and has been structured in to seven modules content workshop with 40 training hour, we will use our customized learning aids like Balanced Scorecards Software, Mind Management, Real and approved project case studies, Bizagi moduler, as well as, serious game and formal real assignment. The workshop modules are developed shown below in the modules section.

Gained Competencies

  • Strategic thinking
  • Strategic planning
  • Operational planning
  • Performance management
  • Results orientation
  • Data analysis
  • Market analysis
  • Critical thinking

Strategic Planning Training Modules


 

Module 1: Strategic thinking and planning

  • The strategic management process
  • Strategic thinking vs strategic planning
  • Benefits of strategic management
  • Evolution of strategic models
  • Moving from strategy to organizational planning

Module 2: Environmental Analysis

Part 1: Ensuring organizational capabilities are appropriate for the strategic environment

  • Analysis of environmental factors that affect shaping the strategy
  • Determination of  impact of operating and remote environments
  • Assessment of external environment for individual departments
  • Customers and needs identification
  • Identifying competitors 

Part 2: Assessing external forces

  • Analysis of operating and external environment
  • Initiating a SWOT analysis
  • Prioritizing opportunities and threats
  • Categorizing the external environment with checklists

Part 3: Auditing internal capabilities

  • Identifying strengths by business function
  • Recognizing vulnerabilities
  • Expanding the SWOT analysis
  • Plotting a SWOT analysis
  • PEDESTL framework

Module 3: Vision, mission statements and organizational values

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

Module 4: Formulate Strategic Plan, objectives, KPIs and targets

  • Key components of a strategic plan
  • Portfolio management and gap analysis techniques
  • Identifying gaps between “as-is” and “to-be” situation needed capabilities
  • Ensuring strategic alignment in the organization
  • Developing effective strategic objectives
  • Balanced Scorecard (BSC) utilization
  • Critical Success Factors (CSFs)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Characteristics of the right KPIs
  • Developing different types of KPIs
  • Setting SMART targets

Module 5: Developing operating plans

  • Moving from vision to action plans
  • Criteria for effectiveness is action plans
  • Developing strategic initiatives, programs and projects to implement strategy
  • Operational KPIs 
  • Developing departmental plans

Module 6: Executing Your Strategy for Success

Part 1: Managing stakeholder expectations

  • Establishing effective communication mechanisms
  • Alignment with strategic direction
  • Linking rewards to performance
  • Managing change

Part 2: Maximizing results with applied processes

  • Connecting people to the execution of strategy
  • Establishing and maintaining communications
  • Designing effective information systems
  • Organizing to execute in line with strategy

Module 7: Monitoring and Controlling Implementation

  • Monitoring KPIs
  • Monitoring progress using dashboards
  • Monitoring Balanced Scorecards
  • Detecting changes in assumptions
  • Coping with a dynamic environment
  • Adjusting for unanticipated events
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