Strategy is about identifying where you are, where you want to be and determining the best way to get there. Strategy is as much about deciding what not to do as well as what to do (i.e. making strategic trade-offs) as well as choosing where to go, why, when and how.
This intensive four-day workshop is about practical strategy in action. During the four days we will examine a plethora of Strategic Thinking and Analysis models and assess their applicability to today’s business climate. We will consider various approaches to strategic thinking, sustainability, tensions, psychology, behavioural strategy and how to combine creativity and entrepreneurship.
Identifying the critical link between the overall vision of the business to the operational decisions that need to be made to implement and support the strategy, this workshop will cover a plethora of strategic models and frameworks, the language and the concepts to provide delegates with the confidence to implement the models back in their own organisations.
Attending this workshop will increase your confidence in establishing the links between strategy creation and implementation and will increase the probability of success in your organisation.
This course will be highly interactive, with a mix of theory and practical sessions. You will have the opportunity to share your experience, learn from others through group discussions and develop your skills through a series of individual and group exercises.
Who Should Attend
This course is aimed at Executives, Senior Managers, Business Unit Leaders, Regional Heads, those working in Strategic Planning departments and anyone else who wants to gain a fundamental understanding of frameworks and tools for shaping their strategic thinking. It will also benefit those individuals who are familiar with the concepts but would like an intensive refresher workshop on the latest thinking. The course covers strategic thinking from a “1.01” foundation level all the way through to some more advanced concepts, and so would suit those who have no prior strategic thinking experience as well as those who have some experience.
Benefits of Attending
- Understand the concept of ‘Strategic Thinking’ and the principles involved in setting the direction of your organisation or business unit
- Leverage the tools and frameworks that you can apply to the process of strategic thinking
- Translate strategic intentions into operational plans against which the progress of your organisation can be planned
- Identify the need for flexibility in strategic plans and how to respond to external circumstances – avoiding the danger of strategic rigidity
- Create your own ‘strategist’s check list’ to ensure that you are thinking and planning strategically
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the independent CPD accreditation centre working across all sectors, disciplines and further learning applications and supports policies of institutional and professional organisations globally.
CPD is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities and keep skills and knowledge up to date. This course is an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training which means it meets CPD standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality.
Ted Wainman trained and qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) with Ernst & Young before joining JPMorgan on the Investment Management side of the business.
Since 2003, Ted has been designing, developing and delivering programmes for the private sector across a range of business needs. He has worked with over 200 companies – primarily private or listed – from blue chips to financial services, including banks, building societies and insurance companies. He has worked in over 35 countries globally and is experienced in addressing the needs of programmes across varying cultural backgrounds.
Drawing on this extensive experience, Ted provides valuable insight into the world of strategy – guiding delegates through the history of strategic thinking, the various models that are used to shape strategy formulation and calling on a wide range of case studies in examining the challenges of strategic implementation.
Ted is also a published author in finance.
Upon completion of this training course, participants will earn a digital badge.
Earners of the Strategic Thinking & Planning badge are able to utilise appropriate frameworks for analysing the external environment and internal capability to produce sharper insights. They are able to identify the right strategic choices for market position and innovation in order to guide planning.
Strategic intent, guide employee choices, flexible strategic plans, strategic positioning, internal analysis, strategic alignment
- Attend and participate in the 4 full days of training course duration, led by the designated training expert, with less than 2 hours of noted absence.
- Successful completion of the course assessment
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Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and successfully complete an assessment, will receive an Informa Certificate of Completion and a digital Certificate of Continuing Professional Development (CPD UK).
Pricing excludes 5% VAT, which will be charged where applicable