Strategic Planning Course

Overview

Empirical studies validate the connection between strategic planning and successful business growth. The strategic planning course teaches how to think and plan strategically so that you can stay one step ahead in turbulent business landscapes. Gain the knowledge and tools to strategically transform your organisation. 

Completing this course will help in:

Who is the course for?

Potential managers and/or individuals who have not yet been introduced to strategic management and/or those who will be involved in strategic management in the near future. This especially includes lower to middle management levels where a theoretical background would be an entry level for students into this field. ᅠ

Training Outcomes

  • A description is given of the concept of strategic planning for a business.

  • An explanation is given of the benefits of strategic planning for performance monitoring.

  • Aspects of a good strategic plan are identified from examples.

  • The relationship between the timing of a strategic plan and the performance of a business is evaluated using examples.

  • An explanation is given of the elements of a strategic plan.

  • Alternative functional structures are identified within a business.

  • An explanation is given of how key elements operate within each alternative structure.

  • Reasons for choosing particular organisational structures are described in terms of a particular business idea.

  • A business performance monitoring tool is selected for use in a business.

  • Supervision practices are evaluated for use in the business.

  • Supervision practices include but is not limited to expenditure.

  • Marketing expenditure is analysed per the objectives of the business.

  • Business progress is monitored and attributes needing development identified against the project plan.

  • Qualitative and quantitative performance indicators are considered for a particular business.

  • Financial indicators are measured and reported for a particular new venture.

  • Customer satisfaction is monitored and reported for a particular business.

  • A variety of reporting lines are explained for a particular business.

  • Report priorities and requirements are described and documented for a particular business.

  • Progress is documented and reported in accordance with established procedures and agreed timeframe and format.

  • Potential problems are identified, recorded and notified with a view to their resolution.

  • Symptoms of performance problems are identified and root causes determined.

  • Appropriate problem-solving methods and techniques are identified, selected and applied to solve the problem.

  • Performance problems are rectified within set timeframes.

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