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Strategic Thinking And Planning


Executives, division leaders and other senior managers involved in the formation and implementation of strategic planning.

  • Identify the values that support their company
  • Define the vision for their company
  • Write a mission statement that explains what the company’s purpose is
  • Complete meaningful SWOT analyses
  • Apply tools and techniques to create a strategic plan that directs the organization from the executive to the front line
  • Implement, evaluate, and review a strategic plan
  • Identify how related tools, such as the strategy map and balanced scorecard, can help them develop a strategic plan


If you and the people who work with you don’t understand where the company is going, they may all develop their own priorities and actually prevent you from getting where you need to be. Part of getting everyone on board is creating a strategic plan complete with the organization’s values, vision, and mission. Then, there’s the challenge of bringing these principles to life in a meaningful way that people can relate to. This two-day programme will help you describe what you want to do and get people where you want to go.

Understanding Strategic Planning

  • What Strategic Thinking & Planning Is
  • What It Does
  • Pyramid Structure
  • Pyramid Strategic Plan Structure

Identifying Our Values

  • Creating Value Statements
  • The Foundation Of A Strategic Plan:
    • Value Identification
    • Writing Values Statements

Designing Our Vision

  • The Vision Process
  • Defining Your Vision
  • Where Do You Want The Company To Be In Several Years’ Time

On a Mission

  • Defining Your Mission Statement
  • Write A Mission Statement
  • Designing A Mission Statement

Performing a SWOT Analysis

  • What Is A SWOT Analysis?
  • Individual Analyses
  • SWOT Ratings
  • How To Use A SWOT Analysis To Identify Where They Currently Are And What They Need To Do To Get Where They Want To Go

Setting Goals

  • Fitting into the Plan
  • Goals with SPIRIT
  • Getting Into It
  • How To Use The SPIRIT Model To Frame Goals And Objectives

Assigning Roles, Responsibilities, and Accountabilities

  • Who Does What And When?
  • Establishing Priorities
  • Problem Solving In Action
  • Getting The Work Done By Assigning Who Will Address Each Role And What They Are Accountable For

The Full Picture

  • The Strategic Planning Cycle

Gathering Support

  • Who Reviews The Plan And How
  • Putting It Into Practice
  • Gathering Support For A Plan, Creating A Review Process, And Obtaining Buy-In

Making the Change

  • Getting Ready
  • The Three Phases
  • Insights
  • Control And Change
  • Ways To Help People Transition Through That Change

How Does It Look?

  • Presenting Your Ideas
    • Different Ways To Present Their Strategic Plan
  • Creative Considerations
    • Infographics, Reports, And Presentations Will All Be Discussed

Getting There

  • Planning For Problems
    • What Problems Can Occur During The Strategic Planning Process And How To Deal With Them
    • Security Considerations
  • Making It Great
  • Introduction To Strategy Maps And Balanced Scorecards
    • Sample Strategy Map
    • Sample Balanced Scorecard

Mocking Up the Process

  • The course will conclude with an in-depth capping exercise to help participants apply what they have learned to either their organization or a fictional company.


  • Group Discussions
  • Group & Individual Exercises
  • Development Of A Strategic Plan
  • Presentations
  • Self-Assessments
  • Action Plan


“The empathy and know your customer behind the design of the training is great!”

HR Manager

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