Strategic Business Planning

All leaders can benefit from world-class planning techniques. This three-day strategic management course uses workshops and strategy case studies to allow a "hands-on" experience. You will learn to develop the key components of the strategic management system: the situation analysis, the strategic plan and the business plan.

Top Reasons To Choose
This Program

  • Receive a comprehensive collection of strategic planning templates

  • Improve the quality of your future planning efforts back at the office

  • Develop your own plan during the program

    • “A complex area of study was presented in plain language and an easy-to-follow format. I left with real tools to employ in any work environment now and into the future.”

      T. ZachDirector, Communications, Ontario Ministry of Labour
    • “A relevant and methodical approach to the secrets of strategic thinking and management.”

      D. SmithMedical Imaging Manager, Huron Perth Health Alliance

About This Program

  • Learn how a strategic plan and a business plan are put together

    This three-day program uses a highly interactive model of strategy, strategy simulations, workshops, case studies, and group discussion to allow a ‘hands-on’ experience with developing the Situation Analysis, the Strategic Plan and the Business Plan. Participants will receive a comprehensive collection of planning templates as well as examples of a completed Situation Analysis Report, Strategic Plan and a Business Plan.

    Top Take-Aways

    1. Data gathering and analysis: the facts required to support decision-making
    2. Strategic issue identification: a methodology for strategic issue identification and resolution
    3. Strategy framework: the differences and linkages between the strategies of the strategic plan and the business plan
    4. Scenario-building: expanding options
    5. Cross-impact analysis: How does strategy affect others?
    6. Communicating strategy: tools and techniques for promoting buy-in
    7. The role of expectations: understanding how expectations set the scope and rate of acceptable change for any plan
    8. Implementation: aligning management activities with performance expectations
    9. Documenting the plan: scorecard for the content of a strategic and business plans

    Who Should Attend

    This course will appeal to managers, executives, board members, and owners looking for:

    • Alternatives to the typical Vision/Mission based planning processes
    • A compelling way to present strategy
    • A means to secure buy-in for proposed strategy
    • A plain-English, understandable planning approach
    • A way to be able to make sense of the organization’s strategic plan or related business plans

Course Content Details

Additional Delivery Options

Adapt this program to your organization with these additional delivery options.


Alan Kennedy

Alan Kennedy, BA, LLB, FCMC

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Continuing Education Credits

24 PMI-PDU Strategic

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21 HRPA-CPD Hours

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