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Strategic Planning

Duration: 1 day
Course Price: $450

Are you drowning under the weight of tactical activities and short-term operational demands? Learn how to allocate time and energy to thinking ahead, adding value, and innovating for the future. Today, managers and individual contributors alike are redefining what it means to be truly successful. A recent Wall Street Journal study revealed that the most sought-after executive skill set is strategic thinking, which only 30% of managers can boast. Managers with superior strategy skills are more likely to be promoted to the top levels of their organizations. This course will help you become one of them.

Class Length: Full Day

Outline

  • Distinguish Between Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning, Learning to Leverage Both to Gain Competitive Advantage
  • Assess Your Skills as a Strategic Thinker and Your Company’s Need for Strategic Planning
  • Become Familiar with Key Terms and Concepts in the Strategic Planning Process
  • Use a Simple Tool to Create a Mission Statement for Your Organization, Department, or Work Group
  • Prepare to Conduct a SWOT or SOAR Analysis for Your Unit to Identify Trends that Shape the Competitive Landscape and Predict How They Will Evolve
  • Learn How to Identify the Needs and Wants of Customers
  • Understand the Components of an Internal Assessment, Including Core Competencies and “Culture”
  • Establish a Timeline and Approach for Preparing Your Strategic Plan
  • Create an Action Plan

Target Audience

Mid-level, senior, and executive leaders who are seeking to increase their confidence and proficiency in strategic thinking and planning will benefit from this workshop. Additionally, this course is suitable for any person who wants to gain a better understanding of the best practices for planning business strategies.

Are you drowning under the weight of tactical activities and short-term operational demands? Learn how to allocate time and energy to thinking ahead, adding value, and innovating for the future. Today, managers and individual contributors alike are redefining what it means to be truly successful. A recent Wall Street Journal study revealed that the most sought-after executive skill set is strategic thinking, which only 30% of managers can boast. Managers with superior strategy skills are more likely to be promoted to the top levels of their organizations. This course will help you become one of them.

Class Length: Full Day

Outline

  • Distinguish Between Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning, Learning to Leverage Both to Gain Competitive Advantage
  • Assess Your Skills as a Strategic Thinker and Your Company’s Need for Strategic Planning
  • Become Familiar with Key Terms and Concepts in the Strategic Planning Process
  • Use a Simple Tool to Create a Mission Statement for Your Organization, Department, or Work Group
  • Prepare to Conduct a SWOT or SOAR Analysis for Your Unit to Identify Trends that Shape the Competitive Landscape and Predict How They Will Evolve
  • Learn How to Identify the Needs and Wants of Customers
  • Understand the Components of an Internal Assessment, Including Core Competencies and “Culture”
  • Establish a Timeline and Approach for Preparing Your Strategic Plan
  • Create an Action Plan

Target Audience

Mid-level, senior, and executive leaders who are seeking to increase their confidence and proficiency in strategic thinking and planning will benefit from this workshop. Additionally, this course is suitable for any person who wants to gain a better understanding of the best practices for planning business strategies.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites for this course

Session Topics for the Strategic Planning Program

  • Distinguish between strategic thinking and strategic planning, and learn to leverage both to gain competitive advantage
  • Utilize assessments to determine your skills as a strategic thinker, and your company’s need for strategic planning
  • Become familiar with key terms and concepts in the strategic planning process
  • Use a simple tool to create a mission statement for your organization, department or work group
  • Prepare to conduct a S.W.O.T. (or) S.O.A.R analysis for your unit to identify trends that shape the competitive landscape, and anticipate how they will evolve
  • Learn how to identify the needs and wants of customers
  • Understand the components of an internal assessment including core competencies, and “culture”
  • Establish a time line and approach to prepare your strategic plan
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