Strategic Planning, Participant Guide

The course demonstrates how the strategic planning process cascades down from senior leadership to the work team and individual levels within the organization. The course reviews the process of conducting a situation analysis, determining strategic direction and strategies, setting goals and objectives, and developing, executing and measuring progress of a work plan.

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Course Description

The course gives an overview of the strategic planning process. It demonstrates how the strategic planning process cascades down from senior leadership to the work team and individual levels within the organization. The course reviews the process of conducting a situation analysis, identifying vision, mission and values, determining strategic direction and strategies, setting goals and objectives and developing, executing and measuring progress of a work plan.

 

Objectives

  • Engage in the steps of the strategic planning process.
  • Recognize the value of the strategic planning process.
  • Perform a situation analysis of the internal and external environment.
  • Recognize how to determine the organization’s competitive advantage.
  • Create vision and mission statements.
  • Recognize how strategy is formulated.
  • Create SMART goals and objectives.
  • Develop action plans for implementing strategies.
  • Recognize the importance of the role the work team and individual have in the success of the organization.
  • Measure success of organizational strategies.

 

Course Outline

 

Part 1: Strategic Planning and the Ideal Future

What Is Strategic Planning?

Strategic Planning Process

Strategic Planning  Map

Involving Stakeholders

Desired Ideal Future

Vision

Forming a Vision

Mission

Forming a Mission

Core Competencies

Competitive Advantage

Writing a Mission Statement

Values


Part 2: Situation Analysis

Situation Analysis

Internal Analysis

External Analysis

Outcome of SWOT

 

Part 3: Strategic Direction

Gap Analysis

Strategies

 

Part 4: Goals and Measurements

High Priority Goals

SMART Goals

Critical Success Factors

Performance Measures


Part 5: Implementation

Importance of Implementation

Common Pitfalls

Other Risks to Strategic Planning

Commitment for Implementation

Communicating Strategy

Process for Success

Action Planning

Individual Level

Monitor Progress

Prepare for and Manage Change

Establish a Rallying Cry

 

Click here to purchase this guide in Spanish.

  • Format: Laser Printed
  • Paperback: Spiral-Bound
  • Pre/Post assessments may be purchased separately: Available on-line or hard copy
  • Instructor Set may be purchased separately: Set includes instructor guide, activities, handouts and full-color PowerPoint presentation
  • Participant Guide available in Spanish

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