Training Course:

Strategic Thinking and Planning


Meirc Training & Consulting

Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Course Format:
Classroom | E-learning | Virtual | Online/Live | On-site/In-house | Blended

Course Description:

Introduction and Overview
?Definitions and Origins of Strategic Management
?Strategic Thinking versus Strategic Planning
?History of Strategic Management Systems
?Successes and Failures
?The Strategic Planning and Control Process

Analysis of the Environment
?The SWOT Analysis
?Information and Research
?Use of PEDSTL in Environmental Analysis
?Case Analysis ? SWOT Session

Vision and Mission Statements
?Why Vision and Mission Statements
?What is a Vision? What is a Mission?
?Benefits of Statements
?How Vision and Mission Statements are Formulated
?A Checklist for a Complete Mission Statement
?Strategic Goals and Critical Success Factors
?Analysis and Critique of Samples of Vision and Mission Statements

SMART Objectives and Creative Strategies
?Goals, Objectives and Targets
?Financial versus Non-Financial Objectives
?The Use of Key Result Areas
?Adopting Effective Strategies
?Value Innovation and Blue Ocean Strategies
?Departmental Strategies
?9 Ways to Kill a Strategy

Developing Operating Plans
?From Vision to Action Plan
?The How-How Technique to Develop Plans
?Criteria of Effective Action Plans
?Linking Goals, Strategies, Action Plans and Budgets
?Departmental Plans

Developing Control Systems and Performance Measures
?Approaches to Control
?Using Key Result Areas (KRAs)to Create Ke ...

Elements of this syllabus are subject to change. Training programs and their availability may vary by location.

Please go to the school's official website for training price and schedule:

Phone:(971) 4 405 9090

School Address/Venue(s):

Al Khaleej Building
P.O. Box 5883, Dubai

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