How you can deliver your own strategic management training courses
Strategic management skills have always been invaluable to organizations. And, more than ever before employees need to have a better understanding of strategy and how it can impact on the success of an organization. For many business managers and professional trainers, it can be a challenge to create an effective course in this area. Here, is where we can help.
So, if want to deliver your own strategic management training course but are not sure where to start, we’ve a great solution for you.
What you need to know about delivering these training course materials
These strategic management training materials can be used to instruct your participants to better understand the role of strategy within organizations. Use the course material to guide your participants on how strategy sets direction and focuses efforts. And, how strategy will define an organization. Plus, how strategy provides consistency.
The course offers advice on best practices, key management theories and concentrates on the ten strategy schools.
The following topics are covered within the slides, manuals and support materials provided.
What Is Strategy – Start the course with a discussion on why we need strategy. And, why we need strategic managers within organizations.
The Strategy Schools – Next, explore the ten main strategy schools. These include:
Five Step Model – Then, use the course material to detail a simple five step model that can be easily applied to any setting.
Upon completion of this strategic management training course, your participants will be able to:
– Understand the importance of strategic management
– Identify the characteristics of strategy managers
– Understand the ten main strategy schools
– Introduce a Five Step Strategy Model
– Outline the vision and mission for their organization
– Identify strategic and financial objectives
– Understand how to put in place, execute and evaluate a strategy
On completion of your order, you will instantly receive the following:
– 47 page participant manual
– 51 powerpoint slides
– Practical exercises
– Further reading
– Course evaluation form and action plan
Free course materials
We will also send you the following free expert guides for use within your training courses:
– How to use icebreakers
– How to use training games
– How to improve listening skills
– How to improve questioning skills
– How to select materials and methods
– How to increase participation
– How to deal with difﬁcult people
– How to evaluate training courses
Frequently asked questions
What is a good definition of a strategy?
Here are two great definitions: “The strategic aim of any business is to earn a return on capital, and if in any particular case the return in the long run is not satisfactory, the deficiency should be corrected or the activity abandoned” (Sloan, 1963) “Strategy is the determination of the basic, long-term goals and objectives of an enterprise, and the adoption of courses of action and the allocation of resources necessary for those goals” (Chandler, 1962)
What is Strategy?
- Operating the business
- Consolidating the competitive position of the company
- Meeting the needs and expectations of customers
- Achieving performance targets
- Everything we should be doing!
What is the purpose of strategic management?
- Sets direction
- Defines the organization
- Focuses effort
- Provides consistency
Why does a company need a strategy?
Companies need strategy so as to respond to:
- Market conditions
- Political and legislative conditions
- New opportunities
- Evolving customer needs
What are the characteristics of effective strategy managers?
- Boldly go
- Emphasise out-innovating the competition
- Vision/direction setters
- Take risks
Outline a simple five step model of strategic management?
- Develop a vision and mission statement
- Set objectives
- Create a strategy to achieve objectives
- Implement and execute
- Evaluate and correct
What are the 10 mains schools of strategic management?
Mintzberg et al (1998) identified the following ten strategy schools:
- Design School
- Planning School
- Positioning School
- Entrepreneurial School
- Cognitive School
- Learning School
- Power School
- Cultural School
- Environmental School
- Configuration School
What are the three main parts of a strategic plan?
- Strategic vision and business mission
- Strategic and financial objectives
- Detailed strategy for achieving the objectives
Can I edit the content and add my own company logo?
Yes. You can now add your own logo's and customize the course content freely using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You can also deliver the course materials where, when and as often as needed.
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