Planning Specialist

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Planning Specialist

In this seminar will also focus on the necessity of developing both personal mental agility and organizational agility. Close examination will be made of the driving forces creating both strategic successes and failures.

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You will learn how to

  • Examine how to design visionary strategic plans
  • Consider utilization of a model for organizational assessment
  • Formulate insights into strategic planning problems to avoid
  • Identify and learn from examples of strategic success and failure
  • Develop understanding of the nature of the organizational life cycle
  • Study the preparation of effective contingency plans

Course Outline

Modules:

Strategy, Strategic Planning and Competitive Positioning

  • Introduction to the seminar – structure and content
  • Strategy – concept and significance
  • “Competitive Positioning” versus “Blue Sky” approaches
  • Achieving competitive advantage through flexibility and agility
  • The interaction of strategy, structure and business processes
  • Gathering information and intelligence for the SWOT analysis
  • Mini-cases and group discussion – “Cost versus Differentiation”

Strategic Intent, Strategic Choice and Balancing Scorecards

  • Vision and mission statements – preparing for the future
  • Business analysis and contingency planning
  • Strategic choice
  • Converting the SWOT analysis into the “Strategy Matrix”
  • Strategy formulation – programmes, projects, policies
  • Transforming the organization – strategy implementation and managing change
  • Mini-case and group discussion – “Major strategic re-orientation”

Assessing the Current State of the Organization

  • Leadership and management in relation to strategy
  • Customer and market focus
  • Human resources and knowledge management
  • Building a strategic planning team
  • Effective process management to achieve business results
  • Monitoring and measuring business performance
  • Mini-case and group discussion – “A market entry problem”

Strategic Planning Best Practice Whilst Avoiding the Pitfalls

  • The strategy life-cycle and the problem of strategic drift
  • Getting innovative thinking into the organization
  • The potentially negative dimensions of success
  • How to avoid “paralysis by analysis”
  • Overcoming inability to evaluate fresh ideas, denying the truth and thinking inside the box
  • The critical importance of good Planning Team dynamics
  • Mini-case and group discussion – “How and why a good organization can go bad”

Personal Strategic Planning

  • Applying strategic tools and techniques to the individual
  • Personal goal setting, creating a personal strategic plan
  • Implementing change – achieving progress as a strategic manager
  • The mix of competencies and personal skills required in 21st century business
  • Executing strategy – how to break it down and get it done
  • Developing inspiration and gathering support
  • Overcoming adversity by leveraging your skills and building on success
  • Conclusion – a personal role in the strategic planning and goal setting processes
  • In The Classroom

  • Live, Online

  • Private Team Training

  • Indiviual Private Session

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