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Strategic Planning and Thinking Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Strategic Planning

  • Defining What "Strategic" Means
  • Using the Strategic Planning Process
  • Assessing the Benefits of Strategic Planning
  • Preparing for the Planning Process

Module 2: Stakeholder Involvement and Undertaking a Strategic Review

  • How do You Define Stakeholders?
  • Stakeholder Research
  • Collaborator/Competitor Analysis
  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Matrix
  • Thinking about the Relationship Between Outputs, Outcomes, and Impact

Module 3: Strategic Direction

  • Identifying Strategic Direction
  • Mission, Vision, Values, and Direction
  • How Review Findings Will Impact On the Organisation's Strategic Direction
  • Relationship Between Organisation Strategy and Brand Identity, and Aligning the Two
  • Setting Strategic Objectives
  • Applying SMART Strategic Thinking Skills

Module 4: Establishing Success Criteria

  • Be Transparent 
  • Include Past Plans in the Process 
  • Agree on Terminology
  • Engaged Leadership 
  • Avoid Rushing to Conclusions
  • Plan for Change Management
  • Strategic Planning Takes Time

Module 5: Listing Priority Areas for Action and Developing Objectives

  • Strategic Plan Development
  • SWOT Analysis to Set Priorities
  • Long Term Strategic Objectives

Module 6: Using Outcomes-Based Tools and Action Planning Tools

  • Using Outcomes-Based Tools
  • Using Action Planning Tools

Module 7: Implementing the Strategy

  • Strategy Implementation
  • Key Factors Involved in Implementing Strategy
  • Communicating Strategic Plan

Module 8: Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Undertaking Effective Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Difference Between Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment
  • Identifying the Indicators and How to Measure their Achievement
  • Recognising Emergent Approches to Monitoring and Evaluation

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Who should attend this Strategic Planning and Thinking Training Course?

Strategic Planning and Thinking Course is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their strategic decision-making skills. This Course is ideal for individuals in various roles who are responsible for shaping and executing organisational strategies. The following professionals can greatly benefit from attending this Course:

  • Business Managers and Executives
  • Project Managers
  • CEOs and CFOs
  • Entrepreneurs and Business Owners
  • Department Heads
  • Marketing Managers
  • Team Leaders

Prerequisites of the Strategic Planning and Thinking Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Strategic Planning and Thinking Course.

Strategic Planning and Thinking Training Course Overview

Strategic Thinking is the process of describing the way you will choose to reach your vision as it starts before strategic planning, but it does not stop until you reach your goals. It is a skill you can utilise for your daily work to make choices more swiftly and prioritise fields that are value investing in. Strategic Planning is the process of creating a design for the work you will do in a particular direction. It allows you to track development and make adjustments as situations changes. Strategic Planning is about getting your organisation where it needs and wants to go. This course takes you right through the strategic development process with supportive tools, techniques and ideas for every stage to increase your strategic thinking skills.

In this 1-day Strategic Planning and Thinking training, delegates will become familiar with various components of a strategic planning model. This training will provide in-depth knowledge about the relationship between organisation strategy and brand identity. Delegates will also learn about various essential topics such as setting strategic objectives, engaged leadership, SWOT analysis to set priorities, implementing the strategy, and many more. This course will be taught by our expert trainers who have years of experience in teaching courses.

This training will cover various concepts, such as:

  • Strategic planning process
  • Collaborator/competitor analysis
  • Establishing success criteria
  • Strategic plan development
  • Action planning tools
  • Communicating strategic plan

At the end of this training, delegates will also be able to review findings, which will impact the organisation's strategic direction. They will be able to apply smart strategic thinking skills effectively, and they will also be able to use recognising emergent approaches for monitoring and evaluation.

The Knowledge Academy has more courses related to this course under Personal Development Training, which provides delegates with a range of courses to increase their competency within their role, which can be applied to any organisation.

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What’s included in this Strategic Planning and Thinking Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Strategic Planning and Thinking Training Course Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

Why choose us

Our Birmingham venue

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Free Wi-Fi

To make sure you’re always connected we offer completely free and easy to access wi-fi.

Air conditioned

To keep you comfortable during your course we offer a fully air conditioned environment.

Full IT support

IT support is on hand to sort out any unforseen issues that may arise.

Video equipment

This location has full video conferencing equipment.

Birmingham is a large city in the West Midlands of England. It is the second largest and second most populous city in the UK behind London. It has an estimated population of nearly 1.2 million people. It is the ninth largest metropolitan area in Europe. The city is a major international commercial centre and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub for England. Education in the UK is a devolved matter, meaning each of the countries that constitute Great Britain each have separate systems operating under separate governments.  For example: the UK government is responsible for England, whilst the Scottish government, Welsh government and the Northern Ireland Executive are in charge of their own country.

Popular searched areas in and around Birmingham include:-

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Birmingham City Council is England's largest local education authority. It is responsible for around 450 schools including nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and special schools. Most schools are 11-16/18 comprehensive schools while students have the choice of college or sixth form after they have sat their GCSE’s. Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, founded in 1527, is the one of the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious school in the city. Birmingham is a densely populated city for universities with five in the city. These universities are: Aston University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham and Newman University. There also campuses for the university of law, the BPP University and the Open University West Midlands. There are an estimated 79,000 full time students in the Birmingham area. This is more than any city outside of London in the UK. The University of Birmingham is a highly respected university and is ranked inside the top 100 universities in the world and is a top 15 university in the UK. The motto of this university is “persuasive, persistent and bold.” They claim to encourage and empower to turn their ideas into a reality in order to make things happen. The university has a tradition of innovative research and is always striving to push the boundaries. The Knowledge Academy, we offer over 50,000 classroom based training courses in the UK, including popular locations such as Birmingham.

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Address

The Knowledge Academy – 3rd Floor

Eleven Brindley Place

2 Brunswick Square

Birmingham

B1 2LP

T: 01344203999

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.

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State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible

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Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience

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Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.

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Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.

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Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.

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Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.

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Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Personal Development Training | Strategic Planning And Thinking Training in Birmingham FAQs

FAQ's

The strategic planning process includes strategy formation, goal setting, analysis, strategy monitoring and strategy implementation.
Ideally is suitable for managers with strategic planning responsibility.
The Strategic Planning and Thinking course is aimed at corporate or organisation-wide planning, the tools and methods covered will have value for business unit or departmental managers.
Strategy planning is all about understanding your surroundings and then deciding what you will do, whereas planning is about using the resources you have and the activities you will take to achieve the opportunities made in your strategy.
Critical thinking is a methodology and a process used during decision-making, problem-solving, managing, consulting, change influencing, and many more. Strategic thinking is a thinking process that exceeds the specific problem or responsibility at hand.
The purpose of Strategic Thinking is to form a plan that is a consistent, unifying, integrative structure for choices, particularly about the direction of the business and resource utilisation.
In this Strategic Planning and Thinking training, you will learn about various components of a strategic planning model. You will also learn about various essential topics such as engaged leadership, implementing the strategy, setting strategic objectives, SWOT analysis to set priorities, and many more.
The price for Strategic Planning and Thinking certification in Birmingham starts from £895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Strategic Planning and Thinking.

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