Management & Leadership Training Courses

The Process of Professional Strategic Planning


This comprehensive five-day program is designed to equip individuals from diverse professional backgrounds with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to excel in the dynamic world of strategic planning. Whether you're a seasoned executive, a manager seeking to enhance your planning skills, or an aspiring leader looking to make a mark in your organization, this course will empower you to navigate the complexities of strategic planning effectively. Join us on this educational journey to become a strategic planning expert and contribute significantly to your organization's success.

Targeted Groups:

  • Professionals in business management.
  • Executives and leaders in organizations.
  • Managers and supervisors in various fields.
  • Government officials and policymakers.
  • Healthcare administrators and practitioners.
  • Educators and academic administrators.
  • Nonprofit organization leaders.
  • Project managers.
  • Entrepreneurs and startup founders.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of strategic planning.
  • Analyze external and internal factors influencing strategic planning.
  • Develop a SWOT analysis.
  • Create clear, aligned organizational goals and objectives.
  • Apply SMART criteria to goal-setting.
  • Construct a strategic framework.
  • Identify and select strategic options.
  • Develop detailed implementation plans.
  • Assess and mitigate strategic risks.
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Monitor and adapt the strategic plan.
  • Promote a culture of strategic thinking.
  • Apply course knowledge in professional contexts.
  • Lead or contribute to strategic planning initiatives.

Targeted Competencies:

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Adaptation.
  • Strategy Formulation and Implementation.
  • Setting Organizational Goals and Objectives.
  • Environmental Analysis and SWOT Analysis.
  • Understanding Strategic Planning Fundamentals.

Course Content:
Unit 1: Understanding Strategic Planning Fundamentals:

  • Introduction to strategic planning
  • Importance of strategic planning in professional contexts
  • Key concepts and terminology
  • The role of leadership in strategic planning
  • Case studies and real-world examples

Unit 2: Environmental Analysis and SWOT Analysis:

  • Conducting an external environmental analysis
  • Identifying internal strengths and weaknesses
  • Creating a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis
  • Hands-on practice with SWOT analysis
  • Group discussions and peer feedback

Unit 3: Setting Organizational Goals and Objectives:

  • The process of goal setting
  • SMART criteria for setting objectives
  • Aligning goals with the organization's mission and vision
  • Workshop: Developing clear and actionable goals
  • Measuring success through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Unit 4: Strategy Formulation and Implementation:

  • Selecting appropriate strategic options
  • Building a Strategic Framework
  • Assigning responsibilities and creating an implementation plan
  • Risk assessment and mitigation strategies
  • Case studies of successful strategy implementation

Unit 5: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Adaptation:

  • The importance of continuous monitoring and evaluation
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics
  • Adjusting the strategic plan as needed
  • Dealing with unforeseen challenges and changes
  • Creating a culture of strategic thinking within the organization

Management & Leadership Training Courses
The Process of Professional Strategic Planning (ML)


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