This OXFORD Creative Strategic Planning & Leadership training course is designed to provide leaders and professionals with a set of transformational tools and techniques to help them maximise their own and their team’s creative potential in a strategic context. Its starting-point is self-discovery: participants will work on the inside first and then focus outwards to impact on the world of business.
The focus of the first week of this 2-week Management & Leadership training Course will be on thinking in different ways. Participants should be prepared to move out of their comfort zone and experiment with new ways of creating and communicating an inspiring leadership vision.
The second week helps demystify the frequently-misunderstood concept of ‘strategy’. Whilst focusing on the analytical disciplines on which successful strategy is based, it centres on strategic planning as a value-adding process which harnesses the leader’s and the team’s ability to combine analysis with creative thinking and enables ideas and plans to be nurtured through to reality.
The highlights of the 10-day training course are as follows:
Demonstrating how to balance analytical and creative thinking in plans and decisions
Understanding how to discover and focus the creative capabilities of teams and individuals
Understanding the linkage between operational and strategic management
Aligning your own responsibilities and objectives with the strategy of your organisation
Improving personal leadership and management competencies
Each module is structured and can be taken as a stand-alone training course; however, delegates will
maximise their benefits by taking Module 1 and 2 back-to-back as a 2-week training course.
By the end of this Oxford Management Centre training course, you will be able to:
Demonstrate innovative methods for harnessing others’ creative potential
Communicate your vision in refreshing and engaging ways
Define the concepts of ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic plans’
Understand and explain visionary thinking as part of the strategic process and apply strategic planning to your own management issues
Place your own part of the organisation within the overall context of corporate strategy
Gain confidence in managing your own contribution to strategic implementation
This Creative Strategic Planning & Leadership training Course uses a range of approaches to learning, including experiential group activities, individual visioning exercises, case studies and syndicate discussions, to allow you to see and feel for yourself the power of the creative mind in a strategic context. Formal inputs are used to introduce a limited amount of underpinning theory.
A key part of the learning process is sharing the differing experiences participants bring, as well as experimenting with novel – and sometimes challenging – techniques. In the second module, the course leader will use case examples based on organisations with which he has been personally involved. There will be additional presentations on DVD from world-leading authorities in the fields of strategy formulation and strategic management. There will also be group work on a major case study.
Leaders at all levels who can develop and communicate a shared vision
Leaders who can engage and motivate their teams
Increased effectiveness against personal KPI’s through more effective use of team
Much better decision-taking and time / resource allocation - leading to better organizational and individual performance
Introduction of strategic thinking into new levels of the organization
Top management having more confidence in the ability and judgement of its operating managers and the staff will have a better appreciation of the need and content of organisational change
Increasing career flexibility (vertically and horizontally)
Accelerated thinking speed and problem resolution for difficult dilemmas
Improved understanding of the impact of operational specialisation on corporate strategy
Improved team working capabilities in analysing and solving strategic problems creatively
Improved skills in ensuring most effective impact of individual specialisations
Greater motivation through multiple organisational levels
Who should attend?
Senior Management Professionals, Team Leaders, Supervisors and All Professionals who are responsible for driving company growth by creating or eliciting new ideas and paradigms. Alternatively, you may be stuck with your own ‘logical’ career journey and seeking an opportunity to explore beyond its boundaries
Anyone who wants to forge innovative approaches to communications, or to human resource and training managers searching for breakthrough ideas and tools they can use to harness the creativity in others within their organisation