Strategic Planning and Management seminar

Preamble

Cynics have often seen the development of strategic plans as being tied to reduction in staff numbers or the kind of services to be offered which often leads to a number of difficulties. However, in this era of performance contracting and results based management, organizations are under pressure to get results and value for money through clearly identified best practices. Although they have different budgets, working cultures, and mandates, they all aim at significantly attaining excellence through development of strategic plans. This seminar will therefore assist officers meet the challenge of developing strategic plans in their organizations.

Target Group

Managers/Officers whose responsibilities involve formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of corporate activities in their organizations.

Learning Objectives

On completion, the participants should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of strategic management
  • Describe the steps in the strategic management
  • Explain strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis
  • Identify the various competitive strategies; and
  • Develop action oriented strategic plan.

Content Areas

  • Rationale for strategic planning and management
  • The steps in strategic planning
  • Strategy implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Managing change

Benefits of attending

Participants will contribute directly to the development of strategic plans through setting targets, measuring performance and generally maintaining the momentum for improving performance.