Classroom Dates
13 - 17 Nov 2023 Dubai $5,950
11 - 15 Nov 2024 Dubai $5,950
Online Dates
03 - 07 Jun 2024 Online $3,950

This Fundamentals of Strategic Planning training course has been designed to cover all the fundamentals needed for effective strategic planning. It is intended for those wanting to develop their strategic awareness and prepare them for career enhancement, as well as those wanting to refresh their strategic planning skills. This training course provides a range of recognised strategic analysis tools and techniques, considers the factors which help or hinder effective strategy implementation and recognises the importance of developing key leadership skills needed in strategic planning.

This Energy Training Centre training course will feature:

  • The relevance of strategy to all employees in organisations
  • Tools and techniques used in strategic analysis
  • Human factors affecting the success (or otherwise) of strategy implementation
  • Importance of effective communications at individual and organisational levels
  • The use of measurement to track performance and feed into the planning cycle
  • Development of strategic leadership skills

By the end of this Fundamentals of Strategic Planning training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of clear Vision, Mission and Values statements
  • Be able to develop objectives for individuals and teams/departments feeding into corporate goals
  • Be able to use strategic planning tools to develop strategic options
  • Make use of key organisational procedures to enhance individual and organisational performance and deliver strategic objectives
  • Develop key leadership skills such as motivation and interpersonal communications, for effective implementation of strategic plans

This Fundamentals of Strategic Planning training course will utilise a variety of proven highly interactive adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes facilitated group and individual exercises, case studies, role-play, and videos. The instructor will also facilitate learning by encouraging the delegates to test and critically appraise any theories and concepts on the training course.

This Fundamentals of Strategic Planning training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals from private, public and non-profit sectors:

  • Members of Management Team
  • Team Leaders
  • Line Managers
  • Project Professionals

Day One: Strategy is Everyone’s Business

  • Organisation’s Vision, Mission, Values and Goals
  • Using Scenarios to Envisage Possible Futures
  • Assessing and Managing Risk
  • Factors Influencing Decision-making
  • Aligning Individual Tasks and Behaviours to Organisational Goals

Day Two: Strategic Planning

  • Using PESTLE to Analyse External Factors
  • How to balance the needs of diverse stakeholders?
  • Analysing the Capabilities of your Own Organisation
  • Undertaking Valuable SWOT Analyses
  • Turning Analysis into Strategic Plans

Day Three: Overcoming the Challenges of Strategy Implementation

  • Develop Staff Engagement – hearts and minds
  • Make Use of Varied Communication Methods to Raise Strategic Awareness
  • Learn to Link Individual Goals and Tasks to Organisational Objectives
  • Use Measurement to Track Performance and Predict likely Outcomes
  • Understand How a Learning Organisation Links Detailed and Messy Implementation to Strategy Development

Day Four: Developing Strategic Leadership Skills

  • Understanding Barriers to Change
  • How to motivate staff to deliver high performance?
  • Developing Your Leadership Skills: Situational Leadership
  • Using Coaching Skills to Deliver Higher Performance
  • Develop Your Interpersonal Communication Skills

Day Five: Ensuring Organisational Procedures Support Strategy

  • Recognise the Dynamic Tension between Change /Innovation vs. Compliance
  • Recognise Elements of Organisational Culture which help Effective Strategy Deployment
  • Learn to Make the Performance Appraisal an Effective Tool in Delivering High Performance
  • How to ensure the strategic planning process delivers effective outcomes?
  • Next Steps


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