Fundamentals of Strategic Planning


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60 Minutes

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Course Overview

Strategic planning provides organizations with a sense of direction and outlines measurable goals. It also allows organizations to foresee their future and prepare accordingly. With a strong strategic plan, organizations can be proactive rather than merely reacting to situations as they arise. Being proactive allows organizations to keep up with the ever-changing trends in the market and always stay one step ahead of the competition.

This course examines the strategic planning process, the importance of vision statements, core values, and the importance of SWOT analysis. In this course, you will discover how to create effective strategic planning for your organization.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who actively contributes to the long-term planning of the organization and desires to be proactive, rather than reactive, to situations as they arise.

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Learning Path

This session will focus on defining strategic planning and its importance. We will identify an organization’s vision and the negative impact of not creating a vision. In this session, we will explore the basic steps in strategic planning and identify the importance of choosing a good leader for the strategic planning team.

Virtual Session (30 minutes) + Online Journal (15 minutes) + Activity (15 minutes)

This session explores core values and how they guide you. We will examine the importance of a SWOT analysis in the strategic planning process. We will also analyze the process for validating the organization’s strengths and weaknesses.    

Virtual Session (30 minutes) + Online Journal (15 minutes) + Activity (15 minutes)

In this session, we will identify the importance of writing your goals, determine how to use SMART objectives to achieve your goals, and recognize the importance of monitoring and evaluating. Finally, we will explore the importance of reward and celebration in an organization.

Virtual Session (30 minutes) + Online Journal (15 minutes) + Activity (15 minutes)

Upcoming Courses

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July 2023
August 2023
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