Strategic Planning for Managers

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The skills you need for performance at the highest level

Strategic plans are often misunderstood and under-utilized. But organizations that take strategic planning seriously have a much higher level of success. Strategic plans evaluate opportunities and risks from all perspectives. It guides the direction, focuses resources, and sets goals for all levels of the organization.

Whether you have overall responsibility for strategic planning, or need to understand how to apply it in your business area - this strategic planning training will ensure you learn the right approach. One that provides confidence and clarity for the direction of your organization, and can be implemented for superior performance.

In this strategic planning course, you will learn how to:

  • Set clear purpose for your strategic planning process
  • Choose the appropriate methods and tools
  • Apply tools and processes for collecting and assessing essential information
  • Apply tools for assessing options and making decisions
  • Methods for engaging others process, as and when appropriate
  • Define clear, actionable goals for implementing the strategy

How we ensure your success

The curriculum has been carefully designed by an experienced mentor. We know that you need more than theory and best practices. So your instructor includes lots of examples based on real situations. You will get lots of practical tools and tips, and exercises for you to try them out.

Practical, low-cost tools and techniques

Case studies and exercises

Access to an experienced mentor

Certificate of Completion

Our approach to learning combines knowledge (through video based lectures), as well as exercises where you will apply tools and techniques through case studies. The application is necessary to truly develop skills that you can apply in the workplace.

At the end of each section, you will have a quiz such that you can evaluated how well you met the learning objectives for that section.

You can then go back and review any areas as needed (or contact your instructor with questions!). And at the end of the course, there is a detailed self assessment to determine how well you met the overall learning objectives of the course. You have unlimited access to the course, so can go back at any time to review and strengthen areas.

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Strategic Planning for Managers

Your Instructor

Debbie M Narver
Debbie M Narver

Debbie Narver (BSc MBA MScIB) is an experienced manager, teacher and consultant. She has a passion for helping managers & leaders to develop their full potential. She brings her full range of education, training & experience to her coaching and teaching - drawing on practical, real life examples. Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada, Debbie specializes in online facilitation, and works with diverse and geographically dispersed teams and organizations.

Based on her own experiences of transitioning from a technical (science based) background into management, she focuses on helping managers & leaders to develop very practical skills for leading in complex and challenging environments. Knowing that not every manager needs or wants an MBA, Debbie strives to bring these complex, often jargon-laden techniques to a broader audience. She uses a lot of examples from the real world, and introduces practical and low-cost tools that can be used in any size and type of organization.

Debbie's areas of expertise include Strategic Management and Cross Cultural Leadership. The latter is based on some unique research she conducted during her MBA program, exploring the dynamics of culturally diverse teams. She has carefully designed her portfolio of courses to develop the skills that managers & leaders most need to be successful in a dynamic and challenging work place. She truly enjoys coaching and teaching, and loves to hear from her students!

See more of Debbie's profile, portfolio and recommendation on her LinkedIn profile

Course Curriculum

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  The Strategic Planning Framework
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  Prepare for Strategic Planning
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  Gather and Analyze Information
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  Develop and Analyze Options
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  Contents of the Plan
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  Self Evaluation
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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