Strategy & Strategic Planning

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Strategy & Strategic Planning

This course will enable managers to create the successful organisation of the future. To achieve this a strategic planning team must understand how to use all the resources available to the organisation in such a way as to (a) cope with continuous development of the business environment, (b) secure competitive performance through effective analysis and planning, (c) prioritise change, and (d) align and implement the activities that form the strategic plan.

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  • DURATION 5 days
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You will learn how to

  • Leverage the value of strategy and strategic planning
  • Design a strategic planning process for your organisation
  • Analyse options and make robust choices in setting goals and objectives
  • Take full advantage of the opportunities of globalisation
  •  Lead effective change within your part of your organisation

Course Outline

Modules:

Strategic Thinking and External Analysis

  • Definitions of Strategy and Strategic Planning?
  • Why are Strategy and Strategic Planning important?
  • Understanding the Main Frameworks for Strategic Analysis
  • Private and Public Sector Strategies – similarities and differences
  • External Analysis – understanding and analysing business attractiveness
  • Analysing Customers and Benchmarking your own Strategic Position
  • How Attractive is the Game that we have chosen to Play?

Internal Analysis and Fusion into Strategic Choice

  • The Interface and Balance of External and Internal Analysis
  • Internal Analysis: Financial
  • Internal Analysis: Non-financial
  • The Concept and Practicalities of the “balanced scorecard”
  • Diagnosing and Analysing Strategic Problems and Opportunities
  • Fusion of Analysis into Strategic choices – SWOT and the strategy matrix
  • How well are we playing the game that we have chosen to play?

Strategic Plans and the Relevance of Alliances and Joint Ventures

  • Review of the tools used so far
  • The Content of a Strategy: avoiding “paralysis by analysis”
  • Putting a Strategic Plan together – the 5-Page Framework
  • A real-life example of a business strategy/strategic plan
  • Strategies for alliances and joint ventures
  • Management of alliances and joint ventures
  • Examples of best practice in alliances and joint ventures

Global Strategy, Team Building and the Management of Internal Communication

  • The Essence of Globalisation and Global Strategy
  • Globalisation – the Strategic Dimension
  • Globalisation – the Organisational Dimension
  • Globalisation – the Human Dimension
  • How to Build and Manage a Strategic Planning team
  • Communicating Strategy through the Organisation
  • Gaining your team’s commitment and buy-in to the strategy

Strategic Implementation and Getting the Value out of Strategy

  • Alignment of Strategy, Culture, Structure and People
  • Effective Execution – converting strategic analysis and planning into action
  • Aligning and Linking Strategy with Operational Objectives
  • Implementation – getting practical things done
  • Creating tomorrow’s organisation out of today’s organisation
  • Strategic Planning at a Personal Level
  • Overview – the Complete Strategy Process
  • Summary and Conclusions – the Corporate and Individual value of Strategic Planning
  • In The Classroom

  • Live, Online

  • Private Team Training

  • Indiviual Private Session

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