Dynamic Strategic and Business Planning

Schulich Executive Learning Centre

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  • 3 days
  • online

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Schulich Executive Learning Centre

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In order to keep the company that you are managing or your own business competitive, you need to have a clear plan of action, in other words, you must...

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Who should attend

This course will appeal to managers, executives, board members, and owners looking for:

  • Alternatives to the typical Vision/Mission based planning processes
  • A compelling way to present strategy
  • A means to secure buy-in for proposed strategy
  • A plain-English, understandable planning approach
  • A way to be able to make sense of the organization’s strategic plan or related business plans

About the course

Learn how a strategic plan and a business plan are put together

This 3-day program will show you how to leverage individual strategic thinking to produce superior organizational performance using workshops and strategy case studies to allow a “hands on” experience. Learn now to develop key components of the strategic management system: the situation analysis, the strategic plan and the business plan.

Top Take-Aways

  • Data gathering and analysis: the facts required to support decision-making
  • Strategic issue identification: a methodology for strategic issue identification and resolution
  • Strategy framework: the differences and linkages between the strategies of the strategic plan and the business plan
  • Scenario-building: expanding options
  • Cross-impact analysis: How does strategy affect others?
  • Communicating strategy: tools and techniques for promoting buy-in
  • The role of expectations: understanding how expectations set the scope and rate of acceptable change for any plan
  • Implementation: aligning management activities with performance expectations
  • Documenting the plan: scorecard for the content of a strategic plan and a business plan

Content

Day 1: Situation Analysis

  • Defining Strategy
  • Building the 8 Strategy Model
  • Strategy Model Simulations
  • The Situation Analysis Process
  • Preparing for Planning
  • Studying Current Strategy
  • Identifying External Factors
  • Preparing the Situation Analysis

Day 2: The Strategic Plan

  • The Strategic Planning Process
  • Identifying External Factors
  • Connecting External Factors to the Strategy Model
  • Developing Strategic Issues
  • Developing Scenarios
  • Choosing Strategies
  • Testing Strategy Choices
  • Preparing The Strategic Plan

Day 3: The Business Plan

  • The Business Planning Process
  • Identifying Imposed Expectations
  • Prioritizing Expectations
  • Converting Expectations to SMART Objectives
  • Mapping Strategy Implementation
  • Preparing the Business Plan

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Alan Kennedy

Biography Alan is a recognized expert and consultant on strategy planning and communication, having taught thousands of managers since 1992. He is the author of The Alpha Strategies, Understanding Strategy, Risk, and Values in Any Organization. Alan is a lawyer by training and Honour Roll Member ...

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Strategy courses contain a large amount of practice. You will be able to analyze the company's performance and make a strategic development plan. All practices are based on real cases that each of you may encounter. The courses will also introduce yo...

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