How To Become A More Strategic Manager

In-Company Course Overview

management training course that gives managers and directors an insight into what real strategy is about. Rather than simply use the seminal models, the course will connect what you and your organisation are trying to achieve with the latest ideas and techniques.

The course’s overarching purpose is to give all participants a real insight into strategy issues, enabling them to change their personal focus of perspective from a tactical, reactive stance, to a more strategic, pro-active one. The style is non-theoretical, practical and interactive with lots of real world examples.

Who Should Attend

Senior managers and directors who wish to gain more understanding of strategy and its different facets.

Course Objectives

After attending this course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Place strategy in its correct context
  • Think strategically
  • Develop a strategy and an action plan
  • Better manage the process of strategic implementation
  • Understand the change implications of strategic action.

Course Programme

The Tactical vs The Strategic
How to find time and space to be strategic
Taking a personal view of your objectives
How tactics and strategy are linked
Balancing the needs of today with the shape of tomorrow

Developing Strategic Thinking
Creating a personal and organisational vision
How to establish your own point of view
Developing insightful, creative strategies
How to make insightful organisation-wide connections

Developing Strategic Planning
Why quality strategies require focus, choice and good timing
Using a strategic planning framework
Connecting strategy to the business planning/budgeting process
Generating involvement in the process
Improving implementation effectiveness

Strategy Means Change
Identifying the change issues created by your strategy
Gaining commitment and making changes work
Using scenario planning to help identify risks

Culture Defeats Strategy
Recognising the cultural inhibitors to strategic change
Modelling the behaviour that supports the strategy
Identifying the strategy champions and enablers

Turning The Strategy Into Action
How to communicate the strategy
Using technology and the Internet to speed up the implementation process
Getting useful feedback

Personal Development Plan
Developing an individual action plan for implementation back in the workplace

To discuss how this management training course could help you implement real strategy in your business or to talk through your requirements, including tailoring this course to suit your exact needs, please contact:

Claudine McClean
T:  +44 (0)116 366 2991 
E: claudinem@structuredtraining.com