Comprehensive course analysis
Who should attend
If you are a manager or leader who requires understanding business strategies and apply strategic decision-making to improve performance and prepare for higher responsibility, this programme is for you. Some of the management positions that usually attend to this business strategy training course are:
- Senior Managers
- Division Leaders
- Professionals who guide and implement strategic planning processes, and write strategic business plans.
About the course
Is your next challenge guiding a strategic planning process, and writing a strategic business plan? What is your role as a manager in defining your company's strategy? Get the business strategy skills and tools to develop the best strategic plan to support your company’s goals!
Better strategic understanding and planning leads to better evaluation of future opportunities, smarter allocation of resources, and higher chances of creating long term value. The ability to plan for the future is often a prerequisite for being promoted to higher responsibility.
Register to this intensive 3-day strategic planning training programme focused on practical learning, designed and facilitated by business people that understand your challenges and will guide you to find effective solutions. Bring your strategic dilemmas to the programme and get direction on analytical and organizational approaches.
Your immediate takeway:
- You will return back to work with more confidence to identify the best strategic planning process for your organization,
- make more intelligent and rational decisions, and
- ensure your strategic initiatives and goals are aligned.
This strategic planning training combines proven-by-practice methods with new insights and ideas that will grow your strategic thinking skills. You will gain a wider perspective of management practice through breakout sessions, exercises, and case applications.
How will you benefit?
After taking this programme, you will grow your business strategy skills and competencies and be able to:
- Identify strategic planning issues in order to develop a unique competitive advantage
- Learn key analytical and conceptual approaches to expand your understanding of the marketplace
- Align your organization with your strategic planning goals by integrating strategy, objectives, metrics, and performance
- Identify evolving strategic patterns and generate ideas on how they can be applied to your organization
- Incorporate customer needs into your strategic planning
- Use a case study to examine the strategic planning process
- Recognize how the actions of customers, competitors, and your own company determine the outcomes in your markets
- Determine the best approach to effectively implement your strategic planning
During the programme you will:
- Network and learn from a diverse group of peers from different functions, industries and countries
- Develop a personal action plan to implement back at work
- Learn and practice using real-world examples over 3 interactive days
What will you learn and practice?
The Business Strategy & Planning for Managers is a 3-days hands-on training programme, highly interactive with exercises and role plays. The programme will be led by an experienced facilitator with former management experience in international companies.
Strategic Planning Principle
- Determining a frame of reference for strategic planning concepts
- Schools of thought in strategic planning
- The evolution of strategy
An Overview of the Strategic Planning Process
- Basic elements of strategic planning
- Developing and managing the strategy formation process
Understanding Your Organization’s Mission
- Your organization’s core values
- Creating an inspiring mission statement for your own organization
Assessing the External Environment
- Identifying macro and micro factors
- Responding to changes in the environment
- The I/P (Importance/Performance) matrix as a competitive tool
Understanding Your Internal Environment
- How to become a high-performing organization
- Financial elements of developing strategy
Formulating Your Strategic Planning
- Data synthesis
- SWOT analysis
Competitive Strategic Planning
- Defining your competitive advantage
- The product/industry/life-cycle curve
- Understanding mega patterns
Ensuring Strategic Alignment
- Creating organizational accountability
- How to translate the grand design into well-executed strategic planning
Strategic Planning Execution
- Key building blocks
- Learning the three core processes
- Understanding resource allocation and strategy formation
A Strategic Planning Process
- Determining the best processes for your business
Currently Jacques is coach, facilitator and consultant in strategy, leadership, sales and change projects. 2004-2013: BT Global Services, COO Global Contracts Delivery. For this Telecom and ICT services company, based in London, Jacques managed an operational budget of €150M in labour costs acros...
Prior to joining “Harlan” (2004-2010) and for 22 years, Damien held senior management positions as Manager Financial Controls, CFO, Deputy General Manager and General Manager in companies across several industries (construction, telecommunications, energy, life sciences). These companies were mai...
Filip’s experience and passion is in Leadership and Team Management, Strategy Implementation and Change Management. He has worked in various roles with blue chip companies in Manufacturing Industry. His functional scope has included Operations, Supply Chain, Sales/Business Management and Project ...
Andreas gathered experience both in academics (about 5 years) as well as in business where he occupied various positions during his 10 years in the manufacturing industry and more than 12 years in the oil & gas industry. He developed international management and leadership skills due to the f...
Juan Carlos is a seasoned executive professional with over 20 years of experience in consulting and industry. In both arenas he has developed an expertise in integrating sales and operations teams, ensuring company response, operational efficiency and financial performance, leading change and war...
Philippe’s extensive international expertise in People and Organization development, leadership, strategy and management development has been built over a 30-year career in key Human Resources roles and senior positions in Information Management, Planning and Finance with international companies ...
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