An intensive professional development training course on

Creating & Implementing Winning Strategies

Apply cutting-edge methods to turn strategy into success

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Why Choose this Training Course?

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Strategy Design Bootcamp

A unique, action-packed workshop that puts the emphasis on practical application of proven, cutting-edge, methods and tools that really work.

Develop hands-on skills in this critical area through applying tools to real world cases and the opportunities and challenges affecting your own organisation.

At the end of the bootcamp you will be able to apply the tools you need to design, develop and deliver a successful business strategy.

This course will feature:

  • Stimulating exercises and role plays which are planned carefully to allow delegates to explore their real-life situations through a comprehensive strategic management system
  • Active participation to practice using the most current, proven strategy method and tools – experience which can be taken back and applied in the workplace.
  • Extensive and constructive feedback throughout the course from the tutor, from fellow delegates and from self-review
  • Selection of the vital few critical success factors, key results indicators and key performance indicators to build a scorecard and dashboards
  • Discovering new ideas, perspectives and insights

 

What are the Goals?  

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Choose the optimal strategy design for your organisation
  • Evaluate new strategy tools and predict their effectiveness
  • Question existing strategies and distinguish between effective and ineffective approaches
  • Explain how to apply a systematic approach to strategy design, development, implementation and evaluation
  • Choose and apply the best strategy tools for the chosen design approach

 

Who is this Course for?       

This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Executives responsible for strategy, marketing, business development, production, operations, HR, and/or product development
  • Line and functional managers, team leaders and supervisors in any size or type of private, public or third sector organisation
  • Strategic managers who want to assess their current approach to strategy
  • Operational managers who are looking to take on more strategic responsibilities

 

How will this be Presented?

This course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes individual and group activities that take you through a complete strategic management system, practicing the application of the latest methods, tools and techniques at every stage.  Each session allows you to develop your skills using real case studies then apply them to your organisation to analyse the effectiveness of your current or proposed strategy.  Each day will conclude with a keynote activity focused on the day’s topics.

 

The Course Content

Day One
Differentiate Strategy that Works from Bad Strategy
  • Distinguishing bad strategy from good strategy
  • Analysing the essence of good strategy
  • Distinguishing between power and influence
  • Setting powerful objectives
  • Using strategic design
Keynote Activity: Chain-link systems – team case study
Day Two
Thinking like a Strategist
  • The science of strategy
  • Applying strategic thinking skills - when to say ‘no’
  • Applying change management techniques
  • Applying prescriptive approaches
  • Describing strategy as it really happens
  • Appraising systems thinking as a strategy tool
Keynote Activity: Strategic Transformation - video case study
Day Three
Using a Strategic Management System
  • Designing the strategy: What business are we in and why?
  • Describing the key issues you face in your business
  • Answering the question: To compete or not to compete?
  • Translating the strategy into objectives and measures
  • Planning operations and improving processes
  • Developing dynamic budgets
  • Testing, adapting and improving your strategy
Keynote Activity: Individual strategy presentations
Day Four
Mastering the Strategy Toolkit
  • Environmental and resource analysis
  • Strategy formulation
  • Applying Greiner’s growth model
  • Strategy Maps and the Balanced Scorecard
  • Strategic orientation and business process alignment
  • The white space model
Keynote Activity: Strategic Transformation - video case study
Day Five
Putting Strategy into Action
  • Applying the strategic management system
  • Designing your own strategic approach
  • Presenting your strategy and getting support
  • Understanding politics, power and influence
  • Feedback and suggestions for next steps
Keynote Activity: Final presentations - Commitment to action – design, plan and implement

The Certificate

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

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