Strategy and Strategic Planning

Strategies to Future-Proof Your Organisation

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming


5 Days

Introduction to the course

Strategy and Strategic Planning serve as the foundations of your team and organisation's long-term success. 

The decisions you make as a leader can impact your team or organisation's success in the future.

While we cannot predict the future, we can prepare for work that must be done, and planning is essential for all organisational activities and must be considered at both an individual, department and organisational level. 

Combining theory and functional practice, this programme aims to equip you with the ability to navigate the dynamics of strategic planning, foresight techniques and trend analysis to enhance the competencies of your team and future-proof your organisation.

Course details

  • A Manager or Executive Leader who wants to enhance role performance and organisational success in their team or business unit. 
  • Professionals who are responsible for analysing and identifying insights that add value to you, your team, and your organisation.
  • Senior Managers looking to increase organisational success through strategic planning 
  • Experienced Managers / Leaders in finance and accounting
  • Scientists in research and development
  • Marketing and Business Develop Specialists
  • Strategic Planners looking to hone their expertise and skill-set

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
The Fundamental Principles of Strategy and Strategic Planning
  • 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 2:
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 3:
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 4:
Global Strategy, Team Building and the Management of Internal Communication
  • The Essence of Globalisation and Global Strategy
  • Globalisation – The Strategic Dimension
  • Globalisation – The Organisational Dimension
  • Globalisation – 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 5:
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
  • Summary and Conclusions - The Corporate and Individual value of Strategic Planning

Professional certificate & Accreditation

Future-proof your organisation. This KC Academy course assesses the significance of foresight and forwards planning, and the extent to which strategy, planning and forecasting can be used at individual and organisational levels. It looks at futures strategies, visioning and the application of imagination which allow us to learn from the future.

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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13-17 May 2024
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17-21 Jun 2024
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01-05 Jul 2024
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Online streaming
01-05 Jul 2024
Fee: $3,950
New York
02-06 Sep 2024
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09-13 Sep 2024
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09-13 Sep 2024
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30 Sep-04 Oct 2024
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28 Oct-01 Nov 2024
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25-29 Nov 2024
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16-20 Dec 2024
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Course customization available
Course customization available

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