Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.
About the course
Leading an organization towards a goal or an intended outcome requires a plan — and a plan to implement that plan. Topics may include: direction setting, goal setting; decision-making; problem-solving; moving from strategy to action; and project planning and delivery.
What you will learn
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Explain the reasons for strategic planning and management in organizations.
- Articulate how strategic planning can contribute to the success of the organization.
- Use strategic management vocabulary appropriately.
- Distinguish between strategic planning, business planning, and program planning.
- Define the purpose and scope of the strategic plan as a tool for adapting the organization.
- Identify the key steps in strategic planning.
- Conduct strategic analysis (SWOT) for the internal and external environments.
- Define the purpose and scope of the organization's mission, vision and values statements.
- Develop a strategic vision based on the analysis.
- Identify an organization's strategic issues and then formulate appropriate strategies and goals to achieve the vision.
- Critically analyze the strategic plan in relation to the organization's resources.
- Explain how these strategies can be implemented, evaluated, modified and controlled.
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.