Strategic Thinking, Analysis &
Business Planning

Turning Strategy into Action and Results

Course topic:

Leadership and Business

Format availability:

In-Person

Duration:

5 Days

Introduction to the course

This KC Academy Strategic Thinking, Analysis & Business Planning training course gives you a robust practical framework to formulate, develop, and implement plans to achieve strategic goals and realise your vision. It shows you how to break out of reacting to day-to-day problems, so you can build a team or organization that is more proactive and resilient to change.

A key feature of this training course is a comprehensive strategic management system that guides you through the steps needed to develop the right strategy then translate it into a business plan that provides the foundation for achieving strategic alignment of operational plans and individual objectives with your business model.

This training seminar highlights:

  • The difference between good and bad strategies
  • Improving the performance of an existing company / division / department when faced with major change in business conditions
  • Balancing financial and non-financial objectives and goals
  • Developing an existing company / division / department
  • Aligning all activity to focus on the strategic goals and not be distracted by less important issues

Course details

The central objectives of this training course are as follows:

  • Learn how to develop a plan to achieve the goals you want for you and your organization (company / division / business unit / team)
  • Develop strategic thinking in your organization
  • Develop a strategic plan for your organization
  • Identify the principles and mechanisms that drive successful implementation
  • Develop measurable action plans that result in success
  • Understand your underlying business model and how it relates to your strategy

This highly interactive Strategic Thinking, Analysis & Business Planning training course encourages delegate participation through a combination of short lectures, large and small group discussion, practical exercises, case studies, and breakout sessions to practice new skills. The comprehensive course manual has been designed to be practical, and easy to use. Delegates will gain the skills and motivation they need to design, develop and implement powerful but simple strategies.

Enhanced strategic thinking and business planning enables an organization to increase stakeholder satisfaction through:

  • A greater strategic perspective at all levels of the organization
  • Development of the next generation of strategic leaders
  • Development of specialist managers who are able and empowered to think strategically
  • Better appreciation by functional specialists / managers of the challenges faced by top management in steering an organization through change
  • Better internal communication at a strategic level
  • Creating tomorrow’s organization out of today’s 

Delegates will develop their ability to use strategic thinking to become more proactive and build business plans to implement strategic initiatives through:

  • Greater confidence in understanding the potential strategic impact of current managerial roles
  • A better appreciation of the interconnected nature of major business decisions
  • Understanding how to shift from reacting to problems to making things happen the way you want for you and your organization
  • Knowing how to simplify—be able to deliver 3-5 critical things instead of struggling with 30-50 un-prioritised tasks
  • Developing and delivering long, medium, and short-term plans

This KC Academy Strategic Thinking, Analysis & Business Planning training seminar provides a vital knowledge base to prepare for greater responsibility and moving into more senior roles. It will benefit managers who are about to take on strategic responsibility; those who have recently done so and more established senior managers who want to update their knowledge, including:

  • Business Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Process Leaders
  • Functional Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Newly-appointed Senior Managers

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • The Essence of Strategy – Core Concept and Definition of Terms
  • The Difference between Good Strategy and Bad Strategy
  • How to Think Strategically? – Practical Techniques
  • Leadership and Management, Comparing Strategy and Operations
  • Strategic and Operational Goals – The Significance and Difference
  • Using the Strategic Management System
DAY 2:
Developing Strategy – The Power of Business Analysis
  • Understanding the Importance and Value of a “Business Model”
  • Vision, Values, Mission and Goals – Strategy as Perspective
  • Analysing your Business Environment
  • How to Evaluate Your Organisation’s Competencies and Capabilities?
  • Resource-based Approaches to Strategy
DAY 3:
Strategy Development, Choice and Translation
  • Levels of Strategy: Corporate, Business and Functional
  • Competitive Strategy – Strategy as Position
  • Emergent Strategies – Strategy as Patterns
  • Uncertainty and Scenarios – Strategy as Plans
  • Strategic Choice – How to Select the Best Strategy
  • Translating Strategy with Strategy Maps and Balanced Scorecards
DAY 4:
Embedding Strategy in the Organisation
  • Communicating Strategy and Managing Stakeholders
  • How to Manage Strategic Risk?
  • Alignment of Operations with Strategy
  • Strategic Performance Measurement
  • Managing Implementation – Effective Execution of Strategy
  • Integrating Strategic and Operational Management Processes
DAY 5:
Bringing It All Together
  • Building a Strategy / Business Planning Team
  • Analysing Business Models and Strategies in an Industry
  • Understanding and Overcoming Psychological Bias
  • Overview of the Whole Course
  • Action Planning and Next Steps

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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Dubai
22-26 May 2023
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19-23 Jun 2023
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New York
10-14 Jul 2023
Fee: $6,950
Geneva
17-21 Jul 2023
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Istanbul
21-25 Aug 2023
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Prague
11-15 Sep 2023
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Amsterdam
25-29 Sep 2023
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Dubai
16-20 Oct 2023
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London
30 Oct-03 Nov 2023
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Paris
13-17 Nov 2023
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