October 18, 2017

Strategic Thinking Training

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Leaders need to have a complete appreciation of Strategy Development process as a management tool.

Organizational Strategies are only effective when they are operationalized. This happens when Leaders are able to understand what they need to do, to achieve organizational objectives and create strategies to direct their resources towards the pursuit of goals.

Leaders need to have a complete appreciation of Strategy Development process as a management tool. They need to recognize that continuing improvement in performance requires a mindset geared towards understanding opportunities for change and formulating plans to make change happen. More importantly, they need to appreciate why and how a plan, no matter how great the intention and initiatives are, is only as good as its execution. Leaders must therefore, create strategies and tactics to ensure that plans are implemented, monitored, evaluated and adjusted as needed.

This program aims to help Leaders embrace strategic thinking and equip them with necessary knowledge and tools to come up with a plans that are aligned with the organizational strategies, establish a mechanism for effective monitoring, creating accountabilities and contingency planning.

Workshop Objectives

  • Define Strategic Thinking;
  • Describe behaviors that demonstrate strategic thinking;
  • Identify the different components of strategy development;
  • Enumerate the steps to getting employees’ involvement;
  • Explain the process for envrionmental scanning;
  • Describe the use of environmental scanning as an initial step to planning;
  • Define KRA, KPI, and KPO;
  • Use a technique for developing SMART objectives;
  • Establish the steps in effective planning;
  • Enumerate the steps needed in proper execution and adjustment of plans;
  • And create an action plan to immediately apply learning in the workplace.

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Time Activities Activity Objectives
DAY 1
8:30am-9:00am

Introduction

  • Opening Activities
  • Ice Breaker
9:00am-12:00pm

Developing Strategic Thinking Mental Model

  • Introduction to mental model and their impact
  • Recognizing one’s own mental model and how it impacts on how one deals with challenges
  • Identifying characteristics that demonstrate strategic thinking
  • Workshop: removing barriers to strategic thinking
  • Describe how mental model affect attitude and behavior
  • Identify behaviors that demonstrate strategic thinking
  • Identify negative programs that hinder strategic thinking
1:00pm-2:00pm

Overview of Strategy Development

  • Creating a line of sight between departmental and organizational strategy
  • Strategy components
  • Co-creating strategies with stakeholders
  • Define strategy development
  • Identify the different components of strategy development
  • Enumerate the steps in co-creating strategies
2:00pm-4:00pm

Analyzing your current situation

  • Environmental scanning methods
  • Keys to good analysis
  • From analysis to planning
  • Explain the process for environmental scanning
  • Describe the use of environmental scanning as an initial step to planning
4:00pm-5:00pm

Goal Setting

  • Understanding Key Result Areas, Key Performance Indicators, and Key Performance Objectives
  • SMART Objectives
  • Define KRA, KPI, and KPO
  • Use a technique for developing SMART objectives
DAY 2
9:00am-12:00pm

Developing a Strategy

  • SLE: Card Sorting – Incorporating Creativity and Innovation in strategizing
    • Identifying initiatives
    • Developing Action Plans
    • Developing a self-improving strategy
    • Establishing Monitoring System
    • Identifying Accountabilities
  • Establish the steps in effective strategizing and planning
1:00pm-4:00pm

Getting Commitment to Strategy Development

  • SLE: Electric Maze – Getting buy-in and clarity
  • Leading and managing the change
  • Enumerate the steps needed in proper execution and adjustment of plans
4:00pm-5:00pm

Re-entry Action Planning

  • Identifying a project to immediately apply learning
  • Closing
  • Create an action plan to immediately apply learning in the workplace

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