Strategy & Strategic Planning

Creating Tomorrow’s Organisation, Out of Today’s Organisation

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Date Duration Venue Fees
11-15 Dec 2023 5 Days London - UK US$4,450 Register
12-16 Feb 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register
27-31 May 2024 5 Days London - UK US$5,450 Register
17-21 Jun 2024 5 Days Houston - USA US$6,450 Register
26-30 Aug 2024 5 Days Athens - Greece US$5,450 Register
23-27 Sep 2024 5 Days Rome - Italy US$5,450 Register
28 Oct-01 Nov 2024 5 Days California - USA US$6,450 Register
09-13 Dec 2024 5 Days London - UK US$5,450 Register

Course Overview

This 5-day interactive Strategy and Strategic Planning training course will enable the participants to make a major contribution to creating tomorrow’s organisation out of today’s organisation. Strategy and strategic planning are vital activities that allow all managers to (a) anticipate a significant change in the structure and potential of their business and (b) make a significant personal contribution to the processes of business development.

All managers need to understand and deal with the major changes that are taking place in markets, technologies, competition, business models and risk management – plus the overarching influence of globalisation. To achieve this, the strategic planning team must consider using all available resources to chart a programme enabling an organisation to develop vigorously and deliver outstanding financial and other results, often in rapidly changing business conditions.

Course Objectives

After the training course, the participants will learn to:

  • Understand the leverage value of strategy and strategic planning
  • Design a strategic planning process for your organisation
  • Analyse options and make robust choices in setting goals and objectives
  • Know the full advantage of the opportunities of globalisation
  • Lead effective strategic change within your part of your organisationc

Target Audience

This training course is designed for experienced senior staff from any industry and any functional specialisation who wish to gain a broader appreciation of business development dynamics and develop their personal roles in setting the direction for their organisation to create its future.

It is suitable for a wide range of working professionals, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Specialists in Marketing and Business Development
  • Experienced Managers or Leaders in Finance and Accounting
  • Specialists in Production and Operations Management
  • Scientists in Research and Development
  • Logistics and Distribution Specialists
  • Human Resource and Organisational Development Staff

Training Methodology

This training course is based on a carefully planned schedule of highly focused tutor input, using a balanced set of state-of-the-art learning mechanisms. The emphasis will be on studying real organisations making significant strategic decisions.

Above all, the principles and approaches to strategic analysis, planning and management will be illustrated by referencing real-life situations in which the programme leader has been personally involved.

Course Outline

Day One

Strategic Thinking and External Analysis

  • Definitions of Strategy and Strategic Planning
  • Why are strategy and strategic planning important?
  • Understanding the Main Frameworks for Strategic Analysis
  • Private and Public Sector Strategies: Similarities and Differences
  • External Analysis: Understanding and Analysing Business Attractiveness
  • Analysing Customers and Benchmarking Your Own Strategic Position
  • How attractive is the game that we have chosen to play?
Day Two

Internal Analysis and Fusion into Strategic Choice

  • The Interface and Balance of External and Internal Analysis
  • Internal Analysis: Financial
  • Internal Analysis: Non-financial
  • The Concept and Practicalities of the “Balanced Scorecard”
  • Diagnosing and Analysing Strategic Problems and Opportunities
  • Fusion of Analysis into Strategic Choices: SWOT and the Strategy Matrix
  • How well are we playing the game that we have chosen to play?
Day Three

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
  • Strategies for Alliances and Joint Ventures
  • Management of Alliances and Joint Ventures
Day Four

Global Strategy, Team Building, and the Management of Internal Communication

  • The Essence of Globalisation and Global Strategy
  • The Globalisation:
    • The Strategic Dimension
    • The Organisational Dimension
    • The Human Dimension
  • How to build and manage a strategic planning team?
  • Communicating Strategy through the Organisation
  • Gaining Your Team’s Commitment and Buy-in to the Strategy
Day Five

Strategic Implementation and Getting the Value out of Strategy

  • Alignment of Strategy, Culture, Structure, and People
  • Effective Execution: Converting Strategic Analysis and Planning into Action
  • Aligning and Linking Strategy with Operational Objectives
  • Implementation: Getting Practical Things Done
  • Creating Tomorrow’s Organisation Out of Today’s Organisation
  • Strategic Planning at a Personal Level
  • Overview: The Complete Strategy Process
  • The Corporate and Individual Value of Strategic Planning


Upon successful completion of this training course, Newage Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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