Strategic Planning and Goal Setting: Setting Business Goals, Targets and Deliverables

Course Description

Effective strategic planning is essential to the future success of any organization. However, most strategic planning is lacking in vision. It is merely a straight-line extrapolation of the past into the future. In a world where the pace of change is greater than ever before this is at best shortsighted and at worst a prescription for disaster. Real strategic planning is about positioning the organization for a future which will be different from the past. This new workshop will focus on strategic planning as the essential management system guiding the organization into the future by setting focused goals that will establish and enhance competitiveness.

Who Should Attend?

  • All senior to middle level managers in various departments of the Organization.

Education introduction

Day One: The strategic Planning Process

  • Strategy- concept and significance
  • Achieving competitive advantage through flexibility
  • The interaction of strategy, structure and business processes
  • Gathering information and intelligence for the SWOT analysis

Day Two: The Strategic Planning Process 2

  • Vision and mission statement- preparing for the future
  • Business analysis and contingency planning
  • Strategy formulation- programmes, projects, policies
  • Transforming the organization

Day Three: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Strategic Planning

  • Getting innovation thinking into the organization
  • The potentially negative dimensions of success
  • The critical importance of team building and team work Personal Strategic Planning
  • Applying strategic tool and techniques to the individual
  • Personal goal setting, creating a personal strategic plan
  • Implementing change- achieving progress as a strategic manager
  • Executing strategy- how to break it down and get it done
  • Developing inspiration and gathering support
  • Overcoming adversity by leveraging your skills and building on success