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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 Approaches to Monitoring and Evaluation

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Who should attend this Strategic Planning and Thinking Course?

The Strategic Planning and Thinking Course is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their strategic decision-making skills. This Personal Development Training 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 Course

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

Strategic Planning and Thinking Course Overview

Strategic Planning and Thinking are crucial skills in today’s dynamic business environment. This is one of the Personal Development Courses that addresses the need for strategic approaches to challenges and opportunities in the workplace. Understanding and applying these skills are essential for long-term planning, effective decision-making, and achieving sustainable growth.

These skills are particularly important for professionals in managerial, executive, and entrepreneurial roles. They enable individuals to anticipate market trends, adapt to changing environments, and make informed decisions. Strategic thinking is key to driving innovation and staying competitive.

The Knowledge Academy’s 1-day Strategic Planning and Thinking Training Course is one of the Personal Development Courses that provides delegates with the tools and methodologies for effective strategic analysis and planning. The Personal Development Training Courses focuses on developing a strategic mindset, enhancing decision-making skills, and fostering innovative thinking.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the principles of strategic thinking and planning
  • To develop skills in analysing business environments
  • To learn techniques for long-term goal setting and planning
  • To enhance decision-making capabilities in a strategic context
  • To foster innovative thinking for business growth
  • To practice strategic planning in various business scenarios

Upon completing this course, delegates will have a strengthened ability to think and plan strategically. They will be better equipped to lead their organisations toward sustainable growth and success, making informed decisions that align with long-term objectives. Enhance your skillset further with The Knowledge Academy’s wide range of Personal Development Courses.

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

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

Why choose us

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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.

Popular searched areas in and around Gatwick include:-

  • Bewbush
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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led Strategic Planning And Thinking Course in Gatwick. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Strategic Planning And Thinking Course in Gatwick, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Strategic Planning And Thinking Course in Gatwick. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Strategic Planning And Thinking Course in Gatwick sessions.


Highly experienced trainers

Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training experience


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


Small class sizes

Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


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Achieve certification without breaking the bank. Find a lower price elsewhere? We'll match it to guarantee you the best value

Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy's In-house/Onsite at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.


Tailored learning experience

Leverage benefits offered from a certification that fits your unique business or project needs


Maximise your training budget

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


Team building opportunity

Our offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings


Monitor employees progress

The course know-how will help you track and evaluate your employees' progression and performance with relative ease

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Strategic Planning And Thinking Course in Gatwick FAQs

Strategic thinking and planning involve analysing and preparing for future challenges and opportunities. It's about envisioning long-term goals, understanding the environment, and creating plans that align actions with objectives. This process ensures effective decision-making and guides organisations towards sustained success.
Strategic Thinking fundamentally comprises four main elements: vision formulation, understanding the complex business environment, developing a flexible yet robust strategy, and effective implementation. These components are essential for identifying long-term goals and navigating the ever-evolving business landscape.
Strategic planning consists of three main components: setting objectives, determining the actions to achieve these objectives, and mobilising resources to execute the actions. This process involves defining a clear vision, formulating strategies, and allocating resources efficiently to reach set goals.
The strategic planning process includes strategy formation, goal setting, analysis, strategy monitoring and strategy implementation.
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.
The prerequisites for a Strategic Thinking and Planning Course include basic management knowledge and some experience in business strategy, although requirements can vary based on the specific course.
The Strategic Thinking and Planning Course is aimed at corporate or organisation-wide planning, the tools and methods covered will have value for business unit or departmental managers.
Upon completing the Strategic Thinking and Planning Course, you will receive a certification acknowledging your understanding and proficiency in Strategic Thinking and Planning Skills.
In this Strategic Thinking and Planning Course, 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 training fees for Strategic Planning and Thinking Course certification in Gatwick starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Strategic Planning and Thinking Course.
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