Strategic Planning & Thinking

SIM Professional Development

How long?

  • 3 days
  • in person

What are the topics?

SIM Professional Development


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Who should attend

  • (Level 3) New Managers
  • (Level 4) Managers

About the course

Business today, is characterised by change and presents challenges to anyone attempting to lead and manage a business. What was once a stable and predictable environment is today a global arena with new competitors, changing technology and shifting markets and fluctuating monetary conditions.

Thinking ahead into the new millennium requires us to have the flexibility to differentiate between what is urgent and important. Strategic thinking is thus crucial to this new business environment, as the strategies implemented today will lead your organisation well into the future. This programme demystifies the complexities of business and provide you with practical skills through an experiential environment.

Benefits to You

Business Outcomes

Running an organisation in a volatile, uncertain environment requires leaders to think strategically beyond day-to-day tactical operations. Being able to develop strategic business plans that leverage external and internal factors that form the basis for formulating winning strategies is key to business success and sustainability.

This programme will equip senior managers with the skills to scan the environment, understand customer buying factors, formulate and execute strategies that drives results.

Participants will have a chance to turn around an unprofitable business through the use of a computer-based simulation. They will be competing with other teams in the learning environment to be the most profitable company. This would involve formulating strategy, performing competitive analysis and making investment decisions that will drive success in their respective businesses. The experiential, risk-free hands-on approach to learning will reduce the time taken to build strategic thinking and planning skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the importance of business strategy and identify strategies for your respective business areas
  • practise building a strategic business plan
  • apply techniques to facilitate strategy formulation and planning
  • understand the trade-offs and implications in developing and implementing strategies
  • develop a strategy and make decisions consistent with that strategy
  • link business unit goals and objectives to corporate goals and objectives

Programme Outline

  • Strategic Planning / Managing
  • Business Planning Tool
  • Business Simulation
  • Market Structure Analysis
  • Strategy Formulation
  • Core Competencies
  • Measures of Business Performance


Kavita Sethi

Based in Singapore, Dr. Kavita Sethi, Principal Consultant, Strategic Management Group, is an accomplished consultant, assessor and business coach with over three decades of experience that spans a wide array of entrepreneurial, business and managerial roles and responsibilities. She has lived an...

V. Ravindran

V. Ravindran has more than 15 years experience in business management leading teams, managing projects, managing change, business development and consulting. He has worked as an Executive Consultant in Ernst & Young Consultants, involved in the implementation of Budget and Cost Management Inf...

Strategic Planning & Thinking at SIM Professional Development

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