In order to be successful managers must have the ability to plan strategically. Developing this competency is a key component of managerial skills enhancement given that 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 short-sighted 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 OXFORD Strategic Planning & Goal Setting online training course will focus on strategic planning as the essential management system guiding the manager and organization into the future by setting focused goals that will establish and enhance competitiveness.
This online training Course will also focus on the necessity of developing both personal mental agility and organizational agility. Close examination will be made of the driving forces creating both strategic successes and failures.
Highlights of the Oxford Management Centre virtual training course are as follows:
Presentation of the Concept and Significance of Strategy and Strategic Planning
Introduction to the Main Approaches to Strategy Formulation and Goal Setting
Case Examples of Organizations Formulating Strategic Plans
Group Work on Specific Cases and Problems
Extensive Use of Practical Examples in which the course leader has been personally involved
By the end of this online training course, you will be able to:
Examine how to design visionary strategic plans
Consider utilization of a model for organizational assessment
Formulate insights into strategic planning problems to avoid
Identify and learn from examples of strategic success and failure
Develop understanding of the nature of the organizational life cycle
Study the preparation of effective contingency plans
This program will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted Online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of any location of your choice.
How does the delegate benefit by attending this online training course?
Participants will learn how to combine analytical and creative thinking
Participants will have a better understanding of the global business environment of the 21st century
Participants will learn how to make choices in making best use of finite resources
Participants will develop improved preparedness to deal with contingencies
Participants will learn how to set challenging, realistic and achievable targets
Participants will have further developed their ability to move up in their organization
Who should attend?
This OXFORD Strategic Planning & Goal Setting online program is designed for professionals involved with the planning process. It will be of benefit for all managers who seek to enhance their planning skills.
Typical delegates would include the following:
Strategy, Strategic Planning and Competitive Positioning
Introduction to the Course – Structure and Content
Strategy - Concept and Significance
“Competitive Positioning” vs. “Blue Sky” Approaches
Achieving Competitive Advantage through Flexibility and Agility
The Interaction of Strategy, Structure and Business Processes
Gathering Information and Intelligence for the SWOT Analysis
Strategic Intent, Strategic Choice and Balancing Scorecards
Vision and Mission Statements - Preparing for the Future
Business Analysis and Contingency Planning
Converting the SWOT Analysis into the “Strategy Matrix”