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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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About the course

This course is designed for individuals in advanced management positions who participate in organizational planning and/or who want to become more competitive on a personal or company/organization level.

Course Objectives

The goal of the course is to give delegates an in-depth understanding of the following macro-areas:

  • strategic planning tools
  • roadmaps to develop strategic planning
  • financial planning
  • effective implementation

Course Outline

FORMULATING STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE VISION

  • Agree vision, mission, culture and values of organization
  • Analyze where organization is now
  • Decide where the organization 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 feed-back

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

LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGIC DECISION-MAKING

  • Importance of leadership in implementing successful strategies
  • High-profile leadership which inspires and motivates
  • Decisive, speedy and consistent decision-making
  • Persistent follow-through on all decisions to produce results

RISK AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT

  • Identify all risks, evaluate potential impact and mitigate accordingly
  • Incorporate strategic flexibility to respond to internal and external changes and pressures
  • Prevent issues becoming risks then turning into crises
  • Create, practice and be prepared to implement crisis plans

PREVENT FAILURE OF STRATEGIES

  • Recruit and retain people with appropriate skills, experience and track record
  • Clarify and communicate roles and responsibilities
  • Encourage creative problem-solving and constructive conflict resolution
  • Promote unity within teams and harmony between teams

SKILLS FOR SUCCESS

  • Communication, including: presentations, meetings, oral, listening, body language and written
  • Delegation to increase productivity
  • Negotiation and influencing skills for a win-win for all
  • Time management for minimum effort to produce maximum results

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This training course is designed for:

  • 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
  • Senior Managers
  • Project Directors

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