Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

475.00

Delivery Method: In-Person | Duration: 6 Hours

Overview

Are you drowning under the weight of tactical activities and short-term operational demands? Learn how to allocate time and energy to thinking ahead, adding value, and innovating for the future. Today, managers and individual contributors alike are redefining what it means to be truly successful.

Learn How To:

  • Overcome Task-Paralysis and Make Decisions Above the Short-Term Operational Demands

  • Distinguish Between Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning

  • Use a Tool to Develop a Mission Statement for Your Team or Organization

  • Conduct a Risk-Assessment Using SWOT or SOAR to Assess the Trends in Your Organization and Competitors’ Landscape

  • Identify Your Customer or Client Needs and Wants to More Strategically Message to Them

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Course ID: B2404

Duration: Full Day (9:00 am- 4:00 pm PST)

Location: In-Person, San Francisco | Click here to schedule private course.

Overview

Are you drowning under the weight of tactical activities and short-term operational demands? Learn how to allocate time and energy to thinking ahead, adding value, and innovating for the future. Today, managers and individual contributors alike are redefining what it means to be truly successful.

Learn How To:

  • Overcome Task-Paralysis and Make Decisions Above the Short-Term Operational Demands

  • Distinguish Between Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning

  • Use a Tool to Develop a Mission Statement for Your Team or Organization

  • Conduct a Risk-Assessment Using SWOT or SOAR to Assess the Trends in Your Organization and Competitors’ Landscape

  • Identify Your Customer or Client Needs and Wants to More Strategically Message to Them

+ Who Should Attend

Mid-level, senior, and executive leaders who are seeking to increase their confidence and proficiency in strategic thinking and planning will benefit from this workshop. In addition, this course is suitable for any person who wants to gain a better understanding of the best practices for planning business strategies.

+ Course Outline

Learning Objectives

  • Is Your Organization Strategic?: The Strategy Quiz

Strategic Thinking

  • Strategic Thinking: Defined
  • Strategic Thinking: Self Assessment
  • Scoring
  • How to Become a Strategic Thinker
  • Personality Traits of Strategic Thinkers
  • Cognitive Capacities of Strategic Thinkers
  • Action Plan: Personality Traits & Cognitive Capacities of Strategic Thinkers

Mini Action Plan: Session 1

Strategic Planning: Key Terms

  • Key Terms
  • Key Terms Defined

Mini Action Plan: Session 2

Create A Mission Statement

  • What & “What Else” of Mission Statements
  • Sample Mission Statements
  • Mission Statement Components
  • Mission Statement Framework

Mini Action Plan: Session 3

Customer Assessment

  • Need vs. Want
  • Needs & Wants Over Time
  • Customer Engagement
  • Determine Customers’ Needs & Wants Tool

Mini Action Plan: Session 4

Analyze Competitive Positioning

  • SWOT Analysis
  • Steps in the SWOT Process
  • Sample SWOT ANALYSIS
  • Possible Recommendation
  • SWOT Analysis Tool
  • Use SWOT to Generate Strategies
  • How to Prioritize SWOT Findings

Mini Action Plan: Session 5

Insight & Creativity

  • Insight & Creativity
  • New Challenges Require New Thinking
  • What it is: Appreciative Inquiry
  • Assumptions Underneath
  • Problem or Possibility Focused?
  • How It Works: The 4 D Model
  • The 4 D Model: In Detail
  • Application Areas
  • The AI Change Process: Why it Works
  • Appreciative Leadership
  • The Appreciative Interview: Practice & Practicalities
  • SOAR Analysis: Appreciative Inquiry
  • The Generic Appreciative Interview Questionnaire

Mini Action Plan: Session 6

Build Commitment Through Execution

  • Action Plan Format—Who, What, When
  • Action Plan Format—Expected Benefits and Costs
  • Action Plan Format—Actions That Must Be Coordinated
  • Collaborative Review of Action Plans

Mini Action Plan: Session 7

Strategic Planning—Creating Your Own Plan

  • Synthesize to Strategize
  • Strategic Planning Action Plan 1
  • Strategic Planning Action Plan 2
  • Strategic Planning Action Plan 3
  • Strategic Plan: Viability Checklist

+ Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this class.

+ Certifications

N/A

+ Students Also Attended