Strategic Thinking and Planning

“Strategy is not a consequence of planning, but the opposite: it is starting point.”

The corporate strategic planning sits above all other plans in the organisation. Strategic planning describes where you want your company to go, not necessarily how you are going to get there. However, like all other “travel plans,” without knowing where you want to go, creating details on how to arrive are meaningless.

SkillsPlus Strategic Thinking and Planning workshop, will cover the steps of the strategy management process, starting with the thinking components of strategy, moving into the ‘planning’ components and ending with execution. At the end of the course, attendees will be able to implement or improve the strategic process at their organizations to reach their vision and achieve their mission.

What will you learn in this course?

  • Learn the fundamentals of strategic thinking and planning
  • Understand and apply different types and levels of planning
  • Discover tools for strategic planning and benefits of it
  • Generate a complete and comprehensive case for customer buy-in
  • Learn step by step model to reach company’s objectives
  • Know how to apply strategic thinking to analyse current situation in your organisation
  • Employ the strategic management process to best achieve the desired ambition
  • Assess and choose strategies that create a sustainable competitive advantage for the organization
  • Decide on strategic objectives, key performance indicators (KPIs) and ‘SMART’ goals
  • Convert strategic plans to operating plans through creating strategic initiatives and sequencing activities
  • Make an action plan for the organisatio

Who is this course for?

Managers and senior professionals who are involved in influencing, formulating or supporting the long term planning and strategy of their department or organization, as well as those who are responsible for linking, measuring and improving the performance of the organization, including strategy or performance management professionals, balanced scorecard managers, business unit and department managers and business analysts.

Learning methodology

  • Face to face or webinar
  • Group discussions
  • Individual and team activities
  • Individual test
  • Case studies
  • Practical activities
  • Role plays
  • Small projects
  • Video recording/play back
  • Individual action plan