Corporate Membership – Strategy – What is Strategy and how does it link through to the planning process

15 Apr
  15th April 2021
  9:30am to 4:30pm
  Virtual World

This training session will be delivered virtually in 3 x 1.5 hour sessions with a 30 minute break in between each session
9.30am – 11.00am, 11.30am – 1.00pm & 1.30pm – 3.00pm

  • Strategic Activity Trees 
    • A way to logically link strategies to the plan and then implement our business – exercise.
  • What is strategy and how does it link through to the planning process?
    • What is strategy and where does it come from?
    • Understand the corporate and marketing impact of inspiring visions on your business.
    • Why do we use strategy in business planning and development to achieve goals?
    • Why strategy is first before tactics and business planning & why it always brings change.
    • The concept & format of ©the new strategy cycle towards analysis & planning – discussion.
    • The ‘7 questions sequence’ from vision to goals producing planning frameworks – exercise.
    • Case study – Fedex – What are key strategic planning issues – Did they get it right
    • ‘Strategic management lifecycle’ from analysis to business planning approach explained.
    • A capability lifecycle highlighting strategic analysis through synthesis to the planning approach.
    • Workshop – Define your objectives and priorities, matching the lifecycle to your business. We will complete a framework for your business, defining your planning  points.  
  • Strategic planning, strategic thinking and understanding competition
    • Strategic thinking and its impact versus strategic planning formats.
    • Strategic business planning should consider competition in detail, we will show you how.
    • How to support your strategy and actively focus your management – exercise
    • Strategic schools of thought: prescriptive, descriptive & the configuration the configuration – exercise. 
    • Group Discussion – Strategic thinking vs. strategic planning – we must ensure they work together.
    • Group Exercise – What is your company strategy now & how has your market position developed? We will take a positive approach, highlighting outside forces and indicating changes and benefits

This masterclass is presented by John Davis, from Scott Davis Management