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How to Create Strategic Plans

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- How to Create Strategic Plans -

Course Overview

Organisations and a team of all types and sizes use strategic plans to become more successful and focused. Strategic plans help to focus resources on activities that align with the organisation’s mission and vision.  Strategic plans also help to increase efficiency and reduce costs; improve marketing efforts and organisational development; and manage risk and uncertainty by making the organisation more responsive to a changing environment.

Learning to write a strategic plan provides you with a crucial management tool for focusing your team’s efforts on getting the right things done and the right time.  The How to Create Strategic Plans training will increase your ability to help your organisation achieve its goals. This training is for managers who need to develop their strategic planning skills.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise the difference between a strategic plan and other planning processes
  • Identify the situations in which a strategic plan is most useful
  • Understand the three phases in the strategic planning process
  • Develop and implement strategies that will help you achieve long-term goals

Topics Covered

  • Types of situations in which a strategic plan is most appropriate
  • The components that make up a strategic plan
  • Assembling your strategic planning team and identifying stakeholders
  • How to align strategies with the organisation’s vision, mission and values
  • Assessing the current situation and the desired future state
  • Setting priorities and developing objectives to help your team focus its efforts
  • Formulating an action plan to help monitor progress
  • Putting the plan into writing and distributing it to the necessary people
  • Implementing the plan and evaluating the success
  • Making an informed decision on how to revise the plan if it’s not working

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Learning new skills online can be perfect for organisations and employees for the following reasons:
  • You only have one or a few employees to train and develop (on a specific training topic)
  • Getting a trainer to your location could be difficult or cost-prohibitive
  • The employees you want to train work from home or are part-time
  • You don’t have the resources to cover for the employees you want to be trained, so allowing them to the training online means they won’t need to leave their work areas
  • Your training budget is limited, and online learning is more cost-effective
  • You want your people trained in a wide range of skills this year,’s online learning provides much better value to get everyone involved in learning and developing themselves.
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  • Develop skills at work or at home