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An intensive professional development training course on

Globalisation and Deglobalisation

The Search for a New Strategic Direction

Why Choose this Training Course?

Has the COVID-19 crisis halted globalisation?  Is the world economy reverting from free trade to aggressive protectionism?  What will be the next trends and developments in your business?  What are the implications for your organisation?  There are positive and negative answers to these and many other questions that will shape the future.  This course will put the issues into a new context.

Globalisation has been the most powerful force influencing business in the 21st century.  It has affected every activity of organisations from basic research through product creation into post-sale customer support. The opening of markets and the rapid diffusion of information, knowledge and capability have combined to influence our assessment of business potential and the ways in which we do business.  However, we now perceive signs of a clear economic and political shift away from the trend of the past 30-40 years towards a return to uncertainty and protectionism.  Therefore, all managers have to be aware of the potential impact of global trends on every decision and every action.

This AZTech training course will feature:

  • Detailed analysis of the world economy and outlook to 2030
  • The process of change from a national to a global organisation
  • Strategic and operational challenges in developing a global organisation
  • Supply chain management challenges in a multi-cultural environment
  • Forecasting and planning in conditions of major uncertainty

What are the Goals?

At the end of this AZTech training course participants will be able to:

  • Understand how and why the world economy is changing
  • Align strategic and operational objectives in response to global change
  • Balance technical efficiency and risk management in decisions
  • Identify the key factors for success in building a global organisation
  • Lead their teams in contributing to the process of globalisation

Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Experienced strategic planners, operations team leaders and managers
  • Staff who have an interest in an international management position
  • Senior banking, finance and legal specialists
  • Systems analysts in supply chain design and supply chain management
  • Technical professionals including those in research and development
  • Managers involved in cross-cultural alliances and joint ventures

Please note that this course does not require specialist knowledge of economics.  However, delegates will need to have a lively interest in the challenges of international business and contemporary socio-political relationships. 

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The AZTech training course will be based on leading edge teaching/learning approaches to ensure maximum interaction and discussion of the subjects that are presented. The main objective will be to create an interactive approach at all stages, and delegates will be encouraged to offer ideas and questions that relate directly to their own specialisms.  This will include the following methods.

  • Course leader’s presentation of the principles of the subject
  • Subject-specific presentations
  • Expert short video presentations on specific topics
  • Case examples and case studies
  • Group work and group discussions on current company issues.

The course leader will also refer to real-life examples of global economic and business development projects in which he has been personally involved.

The Course Content

Day One: The Changing Priorities of Global Business

  • Megatrends - developments in the world economy
  • What is driving structural shift in the world economy
  • The changing role of the international financial institutions
  • What does globalisation mean in post-COVID conditions?
  • Is “deglobalisation” beginning to affect our organisation?
  • How can organisations balance global and local decisions?

Day Two: Strategic Management in Global Organisations

  • Strategic planning: national – multinational – global
  • A global planning framework for organisational development
  • Risk analysis and risk management in global development
  • The changing financial structure of organisations
  • Understanding and managing value migration

Day Three: Operational Management in Global Organisations

  • Coordinating and controlling a global business
  • Regulating global business – corporate governance
  • Managing the first stages of globalisation
  • Managing the secondary stages of globalisation
  • Balancing global and local operational activities
  • Taking an organisation forward for the longer term

Day Four Theme: Globalisation and Deglobalisation – The Supply Chain Dimension

  • The relevance of organisational alignment and agility
  • Human resource development in a global operation
  • Collaboration and alliances - the emerging organisational form
  • The strategic significance of supply chain design
  • Effective management of dispersed operations
  • Communications - the key to effective global performance

Day Five: Globalisation and Deglobalisation: Economics, Politics and Management

  • What do we learn from the 2008-2015 financial crisis?
  • What do we learn from the 2019-2020 COVID-19 crisis?
  • Positive and negative outcomes of globalisation
  • The anti-globalisation movement and its potential influence
  • Summary and overview of the whole course

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course

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