Strategic Management Skills Training Course By Oak Innovation


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  • 51 Powerpoint slides, to deliver the course.
  • 47-page participant manual, to guide learning.
  • 8 train-the-trainer guides, to add extra value.

From this 1-day course, participants will understand the importance of strategic management, identify the characteristics of strategy managers and the ten primary strategy schools.

Your course participants will also learn how to introduce a five-step strategy model and how to outline the vision and mission of their organization.

At the end of the training session, your course participants will be able to identify strategic and financial objectives and understand how to put in place, execute and evaluate a strategy.

This course will meet the training needs of business managers and senior executives responsible for leading strategic management.

Let’s explore what you’ll receive.

Learning objectives

At the end of this training course your participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of strategic management.
  • Identify the characteristics of strategy managers.
  • Understand the ten primary 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.

Course outline

In an effort to provide you with as much value as possible, we’re going to show you how to deliver the key sections of this training course.

We’ve divided this training course content into 3 key steps.

1. Strategic management skills
Remember, your target audience is looking to learn from you.

That means it’s essential to speak their language.

But where to start?

With that in mind, and before you start presenting, ask your audience the following questions:

  • What is your background?
  • What is your current role?
  • Do you struggle with anything?
  • How do you expect this course to benefit you?

The focus to identify what is most important to your audience. And, what are their pain points. The more you can identify these aspects the better.

It will also allow you to speak their language.

With this in mind, use the content to:

  • Share why we need strategic managers within companies.
  • Explore what strategy is and the associated benefits to the company.

Next, inspire and motivate your audience on the four key advantages of a strategic plan:

  1. Sets direction.
  2. Defines the organization.
  3. Focuses effort.
  4. Provides consistency.

Understanding these four advantages are something we frequently hear from clients looking for leadership skills development courses.

2. The Strategy Schools
Focusing on the ten main strategy schools isn’t just sharing different perspectives.

It’s about helping your audience to identify how they can get the maximum benefit from their strategic plan.

Use the content provided to explore the ten strategy schools:

  1. Design.
  2. Planning.
  3. Positioning.
  4. Entrepreneurial.
  5. Cognitive.
  6. Learning.
  7. Power.
  8. Cultural.
  9. Environmental.
  10. Configuration.

Stories will really help to embed learning for your audience. Rather than just following the Powerpoint presentation slide decks, offer your personal experiences. These stories will help you to connect further with your audience.

3. A five-step model
This part of the course has one purpose: to introduce a practical five-step model.

  1. Develop a vision and mission statement.
  2. Set objectives.
  3. Create a strategic plan to achieve objectives.
  4. Implement and execute.
  5. Evaluate and correct.

Be sure to ask your audience how this model fits with their role, and don’t hesitate to share your experiences and reflections.

Note: Customers often supporting this course with content from our strategic measurement skills and leadership and culture course.

What you’ll get

  • 51 Powerpoint slides, to deliver the course.
  • 47-page participant manual, to guide learning.
  • 8 train-the-trainer guides, to add extra value.
  • Practical exercises, to enhance all learning.
  • Further reading list, for your course participants.
  • Course evaluation form, tests, and action plan.
  • Easy to present, no experience required.

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Free train-the-trainer guides

With all Oak Innovation training course products, you’ll receive 8 free train-the-trainer guides that will add extra value to your training courses.

  • Training icebreakers.
  • How to select training materials.
  • Training games.
  • How to increase participation.
  • Learning how to improve your questioning skills.
  • How to improve your listening skills.
  • Learn how to deal with difficult people.
  • How to evaluate training courses.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a good definition of a strategy?

Here are two excellent 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?

Each part of a strategy will serve different parts of a company. And generally, a strategic plan will help several tasks relating to:

  • Operating the business.
  • Consolidating the competitive position of the company.
  • Meet the needs and expectations of customers.
  • Achieving performance targets.
  • Everything you should be doing.

What is the purpose of strategic management?

A strategy:

  • Sets direction.
  • Defines the organization.
  • Focuses effort.
  • Provides consistency.

Why does a company need a strategic plan?

Don’t forget this critical fact; companies need a strategic plan to respond to:

  • Market conditions.
  • Technology.
  • Political and legislative conditions.
  • New opportunities.
  • Evolving customer needs.

What are the characteristics of dynamic strategy managers?

Without a good manager serving and delivering a strategy, a company won’t perform nearly as well as it's competitors. The main characteristics of a strategically orientated manager are to:

  • Boldly go.
  • Emphasize out-innovating the competition.
  • Vision/direction-setter.
  • Take risks.
  • Be responsive.

Outline a simple five-step model of strategic management?

Depending on the focus and target of a strategy, you may want to adopt different strategic management models. Here is a simple five-step model:

  • Develop a vision and mission statement.
  • Set objectives.
  • Create a strategy to achieve objectives.
  • Implement and execute.
  • Evaluate and correct.

What are the ten mains schools of strategic management?

While there have been many schools of thought in the area of strategic management, Mintzberg et al. (1998) identified the following ten strategy schools:

  1. Design School.
  2. Planning School.
  3. Positioning School.
  4. Entrepreneurial School.
  5. Cognitive School.
  6. Learning School.
  7. Power School.
  8. Cultural School.
  9. Environmental School.
  10. Configuration School.

What are the three main parts of a strategic plan?

The most important thing you can do for your strategy when either creating it or redeveloping it is to ensure that it focuses on these three main parts. These are:

  1. Developing a strategic vision and business mission.
  2. Detailing strategic and financial objectives.
  3. Creating a strategy for achieving the objectives.

Can I edit the content and add my company logo?

Yes. You can now add your logo 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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Strategic Management Skills Training Course By Oak Innovation