Management, leadership preparation, strategic planning, mission, internal and external environment


For 6 to 20 participants at your place of business

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This workshop is designed to combine proven-by-practice strategic planning methods with new insights and ideas from a wide range of current thinking. Participants learn strategic planning for the department level by doing and gaining a wider perspective of practice exercises and department case study situations.

This workshop can be customized for specific industries and participant groups.


  • Improve your knowledge of strategic planning to understand what senior management is thinking and why – and increase your value to your organization!
  • understand the impact of strategy on their work and their organization’s success
  • Gain a perspective and vocabulary for strategic planning to help you actively and constructively support your firm’s strategic direction


Strategic Planning Process Overview

  • Identify the questions that any strategic planning exercise must address
  • Identify the analyses typically incorporated in a strategic planning
  • Describe how these questions and analyses can be organized into a structured strategic planning process
  • Make choices concerning some of the decisions necessary in designing a strategic planning approach
  • Describe how your planning effort relates to planning at other levels of the organization

Strategic Planning Principle

  • A frame of reference for strategic planning concepts
  • Schools of thought in strategic planning
  • The evolution of strategy

The Strategic Planning Process

  • Understanding the basic elements of strategic planning
  • Developing and managing the strategy formation process

Understanding Your Organization’s Mission

  • Incorporating your organization’s core values
  • Creating a mission statement for your own organization

Assessing the External Environment

  • Identifying macro and micro factors
  • Responding to changes in the environment
  • Assessing competitive factors

Understanding Your Internal Environment

  • The importance of history
  • How to become a high-performing department
  • Key elements of developing strategy

Formulating Your Strategic Planning

  • Data synthesis


This workshop uses practice exercises to simulate the planning process. Job Aids such as “The Ultimate Planning Kit” and the Reconnaissance tool enhance the learning.

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Course Code: LSR710