Successful Planning: Organizing , Monitoring & Control

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ML029 August 20, 2023 - August 24, 2023 Dubai – UAE $ 5000

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ML029 October 22, 2023 - October 26, 2023 Istanbul $ 4500

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ML029 January 7, 2024 - January 11, 2024 Online $ 1900

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  • The central objectives of this course are as follows.
  • To define and to clarify the concepts of ‘Planning” and ‘strategic plans’.
  • To break the process down step-by-step, providing a toolkit for each key stage.
  • To illustrate the process through some carefully chosen varied case studies, and to draw out the general lessons from these case-studies.
  • To apply it to some of your own management issues – through planning the analysis, option generation, choice and implementation phases of strategy.
  • To put this within the overall context of the organization and of the change management process generally
  • To give you a lot more confidence in managing your role strategically within your organization

The Delegates

  • This course is appropriate for participants who wish to enhance their skills in all or any combination of the following competencies.
  • Visionary thinking
  • Creativity
  • Strategic influencing
  • Strategic leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Prioritization
  • Implementation
  • Change management
  • Imagining the future
  • Business analysis
  • Strategic team working
  • Strategic presentation skills

The Contents

  • Strategic Thinking and Business Analysis :
  • What are strategy and strategic planning?
  • Why are strategy and strategic planning important?
  • What are the main conceptual frameworks?
  • External analysis – understanding and analyzing business attractiveness – macro environmental factors, growth drivers, competitive forces, market dynamics
  • Benchmarking your own strategic position/competitor analysis
  • Analyzing customers
  • “Thinking backwards from the customer”
  • Mini-case on importance of external analysis
  • Internal analysis and fusion of analyses into strategic options :
  • The interface of external and internal analysis
  • Internal analysis: financial
  • Internal analysis; non-financial
  • The concept and practicalities of the “balanced scorecard”
  • Diagnosing strategic problems and opportunities
  • Fusion of analyses into strategic choices – SWOT and the strategy matrix
  • Case examples of strategic choice
  • Mini-case on importance of internal analysis
  • Strategic plans and the relevance of alliances and joint ventures
  • Review of the tools used so far
  • The content of a strategy: avoiding “paralysis by analysis”
  • Putting a strategic plan together – the 5-page framework
  • A real-life example of a business strategy/strategic plan
  • Strategies for alliances and joint ventures
  • Example of best practice in alliances and joint ventures
  • Introduction and briefing for the main case study
  • First-phase group work on the main case study
  • Global strategy, teambuilding and the management of internal communication :
  • The essence of globalization and global strategy
  • Globalization – the strategic dimension
  • Globalization – the organizational dimension
  • Globalization – the human dimension
  • How to build and manage a strategic planning team
  • Communicating strategy through the organization
  • Gaining your team’s commitment and buy-in to the strategy
  • Second-phase work on the main case study
  • Strategic implementation and getting the value out of strategy :
  • Final-phase work on the main case study
  • Group presentations of the main case study
  • Effective execution – converting strategic analysis and planning into action
  • Linking strategy with operational objectives
  • Implementation – getting practical things done
  • Strategic planning of your own career
  • Creating tomorrow’s organization out of today’s organization
  • Conclusion – the corporate and individual value of strategic thinking
  • Course summary .


The Discount

10% in case of Three P. (or more)