Strategic Business Planning

| Aspects of Leadership Applicable to This Course

Our Strategic Business Planning course teaches participants an effective strategic planning process that shows participants how to craft a clear, compelling strategic plan for their organization. Participants will:

  • Understand their market, their place in it, and how they compete versus others
  • Set direction through clear articulation of vision, mission, and strategic filters
  • Define their organization’s current and desired future state
  • Clearly articulate the organization’s core competencies
  • Define a prioritized set of strategic filters to evaluate strategic initiatives
  • Inventory, evaluate, prioritize, and sequence initiatives to support their strategy
  • Allocate resources to initiatives based on priority and need
  • Package their work into a compelling strategic plan

The program is pragmatic in that participants learn the strategic planning method while simultaneously applying it to their real-world business needs. The target audience for this course is the leadership team of a business, business unit, or organization or individuals in roles that require them to define their organization’s strategy. The benefits of this course are:

  • Participants learn a strategic planning process they can replicate each year thereby making their plans more compelling and rigorous with less effort than ad hoc planning efforts
  • An efficient means of gathering and processing key inputs for strategic planning
  • Better strategic alignment, prioritization, and resource allocation
  • Clarity and focus which eliminates low value initiatives and drives critical ones

Please contact us to arrange for this course to be trained at your organization.