Strategic Planning

Course schedule

Classroom Training:
29 Jul - 2 Aug 2024London5 days£4,250
28 Oct - 1 Nov 2024London5 days£4,250

Please note: prices shown above are exclusive of VAT (20%).

Course Overview

This course demystifies the strategic planning process, guiding participants through the development of a strategic plan that aligns with their organisation’s vision, mission, and long-term goals.

Who Should Attend

  • Chairmen
  • Managing Directors
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Directors
  • Company Secretaries
  • Presidential advisors
  • Ministerial advisers
  • Board advisers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Board Members
  • Heads of Department
  • Directors of Human Resources
  • Directors of Business Development
  • Strategic Advisors

Course Outcomes

  • Create strategies which enable an organisation to achieve its vision, goals and objectives
  • Develop supporting systems and structures to underpin and ensure the success of all strategies
  • Apply relevant measures of progress to enable action to be taken to overcome any challenges to the implementation of the strategies
  • Generate commitment from all stakeholders to increase strength of support for the successful implementation of the strategic plan
  • Identify and use the key approaches and methods of communication to ensure transparency and openness

Course Topics

Formulating Strategy to Achieve Vision

  • Agree vision mission culture and values of organisation
  • Analyse where organisation is now
  • Decide where the organisation wants to be and by when
  • Selecting best strategic options to get there


Structures Processes and Procedures

  • Budget creation monitoring and control
  • Costing techniques and margin management
  • Resource allocation and balancing priorities
  • Creating systems to monitor effectiveness of implementation


Measurement and Reporting

  • Setting long-term goals and manageable short-term targets
  • Building contingencies into the strategy
  • Measuring at clearly-defined milestones
  • Reporting and incorporating feedback


Stakeholder Identification

  • Identify who affects or is affected by proposed strategy (stakeholders)
  • Encourage stakeholder ownership through involvement in strategy creation
  • Clarify benefits and implications for each group of stakeholders
  • Turn resistance into support


Systematic Strategic Communication

  • Two-way communication for stakeholders to inform and be informed
  • Clear concise and relevant messages from the best messenger
  • Identify and use a variety of methods and channels
  • Gain commitment through frequency of communication


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