American Management Association

Moving From an Operational Manager to a Strategic Leader

Available dates

Jan 6—15, 2020
Online
USD 2545
Feb 6—7, 2020
2 days
Chicago, Illinois, United States
USD 2545
USD 1272 per day
Feb 24—25, 2020
2 days
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 2545
USD 1272 per day
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About the course

Seize this opportunity to anticipate, initiate and manage change.

Learn to become an innovator, a persuasive player and a champion of strategic change. This seminar gives you the right practice to close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. You'll conduct SWOT analysis, leverage key prospects for strategic opportunities and inspire risk taking and innovation. Make your mark. This seminar gives you the skills to add value to your organization and move your team forward decisively.

How You Will Benefit

  • Inspire and direct your team to greater readiness and competitiveness
  • Use strategic thinking to add value to your organization by understanding the needs and expectations of your customers
  • Anticipate and innovate strategies to link strategic vision to core capabilities
  • Recognize opportunities to influence and create strategic alliances
  • Use strategic thinking to identify key strengths and weaknesses in your work group
  • Encourage and support risk taking and innovation at all levels
  • Develop persuasive skills to sell your strategic ideas

What You Will Cover

Developing and Balancing Operational and Strategic Management Skills

  • Establish a working definition of operational management
  • Explore the key attributes of today’s strategic leaders

Creating a Strategic Frame of Reference

  • Understand the key components of the strategic leadership model
  • Develop a strategic leader’s approach for your own work environment

Understanding Your Current Operational Mission: Your Team, Your Customers and Your Competitors

  • Strategic thinking: moving from a limited context to a broader view
  • Understand how to apply a SWOT analysis to your team
  • Create a mission statement defining the operational reality of your work group

Developing a Strategic Vision: Moving from What Is to What If

  • How to identify priority issues to create your strategic advantage
  • Encourage innovative solutions
  • Prepare a draft of a vision statement

Making Your Vision a Reality: Influencing Key Stakeholders

  • Develop their persuasive skills
  • Explore a range of options for influencing others

Your Personal Plan: Developing and Selling Your Vision of the Future

  • Communication strategies to sell your strategic plan
  • Conduct key conversations to encourage innovation and risk taking

Special Feature

This Seminar Features Blended Learning. AMA Blended Learning combines instructor-led training with online pre- and post-seminar assessments, tune-up courses and other resources to maximize your training goals. Through a blend of proven instructor-led seminars and powerful online technology, AMA Blended Learning provides a compelling and more comprehensive experience for the learner—producing a greater return-on-investment for the employer and the seminar participant.

Outline

Learning Objectives

  • Define Operational Management and Strategic Leadership
  • Understand the Classic Strategic Model
  • Develop a SWOT Analysis for Your Work Group
  • Create a Target for Future Success
  • Develop a Mission Statement for Your Work Group
  • Establish Linkage Between the Mission and Vision
  • Encourage Innovation in Your Team
  • Create a Strategic Approach to Your Particular Work Situation
  • Developing and Balancing Your Operational and Strategic

Management Skills

  • Establish a Working Definition of Operational Management
  • Explore the Key Attributes of Today’s Strategic Leaders
  • Find the Balance Between These Core Competencies
  • Reflect on Your Current Use of Operational Management and Strategic Leadership in Your Own Work Setting

Creating a Strategic Frame of Reference

  • Understand the Key Components of a Strategic Frame of Reference
  • Define Key Outputs at Each Level
  • Develop a Strategic Leader’s Approach for Your Own Work Environment

Understanding Your Current Operational Mission: Your Team, Your Customers, and Your Competitors

  • Clarify the Purpose of Your Work Group in the Context of Your Organization
  • Draft a Mission Statement Defining the Operational Reality of Your Work Group
  • Create a SWOT Analysis to Help You Understand Your Team, Your Customers, and Your Competitors

Developing a Strategic Vision: Moving from “What Is” to “What If”

  • Assess Customers’ Needs, Wants, and Expectations
  • Determine Optimal Approaches for Developing Customer Data and Input
  • Learn to Use an Importance/Performance Matrix to Set Priorities for Your Work Group
  • Understand the Power of Vision
  • Create a Linkage Between the Organizational Vision and Your Work Group’s Mission

Making Your Vision a Reality: Influencing Key Stakeholders

  • Develop Persuasive Skills to Sell Your Strategic Ideas
  • Explore a Range of Options for Influencing Others
  • Assess Your Ability to Encourage Innovation
  • Learn How to Conduct 5 Key Conversations to Encourage Innovation in Your Group

Your Personal Plan: Developing and Selling Your Vision of the Future

  • Complete a Strategic Frame of Reference for Your Department, Work Unit, or Team
  • Prepare to Communicate Their Mission and Vision Statements Strategically
  • Identify and Practice the Key Conversations You Intend to Have Upon Your Return to Work
  • Develop a Personal Plan of Action

Who should attend

Managers with fewer than five years of management experience who want to move into a more strategic role.

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