Think and Plan Strategically to Succeed (14 hrs)

Course Code: LS-TAPS-12

Strategic thinking and planning are critical to the success of any organisation. They require and start with a thinking process – one that integrates many different thinking, including Visionary, Critical, Analytical, Imaginative and Systems Thinking, to conceptualise a plan that will achieve the organisation’s objectives. The key to effective strategic planning is that the leaders and stakeholders who are involved in it must possess the skills to think strategically and then follow a process to create the plan themselves. Managers and leaders that spend most of their time putting out fires and operating tactically / short-term without thinking or planning strategically, could lead to disastrous outcomes for the organisation.

In this comprehensive and action-oriented course, participants will learn the key thinking skills required for strategic planning and follow a specific step-by-step process for strategic planning. The process takes strategic planning from internal analysis, a defined future to a series of specific steps with targeted outcomes and specific milestones. Each of the steps will be discussed and covered in details with the relevant techniques and key actions that are to take place.

Overall, participants will be equipped with the necessary thinking skills and knowledge to become strategic thinkers and carry strategic planning for their organisations confidently and effectively.

  • Describe strategic planning and the key steps
  • Apply multiple techniques in strategic planning
  • Develop strategic thinking skills

Introduction to strategic thinking and planning

  • Strategic thinking
    – Key thinking skills for strategic planning
    – Actions to develop key thinking skills
  • Key steps in strategic planning

Internal / insights and trends analysis

  • Assessing readiness
  • Identifying strategic issues
  • Identifying and clarifying mission, values and culture
  • Identifying key competencies
    – Business Model Canvas
    – SWOT
    – Porters’ Five Forces
  • Analysing and spotting trends

Gap analysis

  • Defining results
    – Scenario development
    – Guided visioning
    – Synesthesia
  • Understanding current state and analysing root causes
    – Contexting
    – Cause and effect diagram
    – Drill-down technique
  • Prioritising gaps
  • Closing the gap: techniques

Reviewing strategies

  • Reviewing grand strategies
  • Generating ideas
    – Brainstorming / brain-writing / brain-walking
    – Leveraging SCAMPER
    – Reframing matrix

Selecting and implementing strategies

  • Finalising strategic directions and solutions
  • Identifying unintended consequences
  • Contingency planning
  • Implementing strategies: plans and checklists

Monitoring and optimising solutions

  • Controlling plan and measuring progress

Summary and reflections

Role plays and case studies, complemented by learning tools will be used to provide participants with opportunities for practices.

This course is suitable for management staff, managers, and leaders.

Duration : 2 days (14 hrs)
Time : 9:00am – 5:00pm

Course Fee : $750.00
Nett Fee Incl. 7% GST : $802.50

Key Benefits
  • Describe strategic planning and the key steps
  • Apply multiple techniques in strategic planning
  • Develop strategic thinking skills
Course Contents

Introduction to strategic thinking and planning

  • Strategic thinking
    – Key thinking skills for strategic planning
    – Actions to develop key thinking skills
  • Key steps in strategic planning

Internal / insights and trends analysis

  • Assessing readiness
  • Identifying strategic issues
  • Identifying and clarifying mission, values and culture
  • Identifying key competencies
    – Business Model Canvas
    – SWOT
    – Porters’ Five Forces
  • Analysing and spotting trends

Gap analysis

  • Defining results
    – Scenario development
    – Guided visioning
    – Synesthesia
  • Understanding current state and analysing root causes
    – Contexting
    – Cause and effect diagram
    – Drill-down technique
  • Prioritising gaps
  • Closing the gap: techniques

Reviewing strategies

  • Reviewing grand strategies
  • Generating ideas
    – Brainstorming / brain-writing / brain-walking
    – Leveraging SCAMPER
    – Reframing matrix

Selecting and implementing strategies

  • Finalising strategic directions and solutions
  • Identifying unintended consequences
  • Contingency planning
  • Implementing strategies: plans and checklists

Monitoring and optimising solutions

  • Controlling plan and measuring progress

Summary and reflections

Learning Methodology

Role plays and case studies, complemented by learning tools will be used to provide participants with opportunities for practices.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for management staff, managers, and leaders.

Course Details

Duration : 2 days (14 hrs)
Time : 9:00am – 5:00pm

Course Fee : $750.00
Nett Fee Incl. 7% GST : $802.50

Course Application

Details Registration
February 10, 2020 - February 11, 2020 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) Closed
November 12, 2020 - November 13, 2020 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) Closed