Oak Innovation: Strategic Management Skills Training Course Material


Oak Innovation’s strategic management training content can be easily delivered across virtual classrooms, webinars as well as traditional classroom settings. Just add your logo and brand the content as your own.

What you’ll get:

  • 47-page participant manual
  • 51 Powerpoint slides
  • Practical exercises
  • Reading list
  • Course evaluation form
  • Course action plan
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How to deliver an amazing training course on strategic management skills

Strategic management skills in the workplace are essential. Now, all employees should possess a better understanding of this core business area.

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Just imagine the value achieved by downloading this strategic management skills training program and using it to fundamentally address the needs of business managers and senior executives responsible for leading strategic management.

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What you’ll get

If you are looking for content to present your own business training course on strategic management skills, this is the course material for you. And, you don’t have to be an experienced business trainer to get results like a pro.

You’ll get:

  • 47-page participant manual
  • 51 powerpoint slides
  • Practical exercises
  • Further reading
  • Course evaluation form
  • Action plan

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.

Strategic management – If you catch yourself wondering how to present this course to your audience, consider a new mindset. For example, there’s nothing better than consistently taking care of the needs of your audience. It’s essential to recognize the expectations of your audience. Shift your course delivery style to something like, “When you are thinking about strategic management, it can be most effective when you understand why we need a strategy.”

At a foundational level, we provide all the content required to deliver this course. And, one of the core objectives of the material is to share why we need strategic managers within companies. While the concept of strategic managers is new, it will likely be new to some of your audience. As a result, try to incorporate examples from your experiences or industry-specific standards to foster more engagement. Understand that if these examples and experiences might seem small, they’re hugely crucial to embed learning.

When delivering this material, remind yourself why your audience is coming together in the first place. Your role in this section of the training course is to help them to understand what strategy is and the associated benefits to the company. However, for your audience, when they’re on the front lines facing daily stresses, it’s easy for them not to realize the positive aspects of strategic management. Use the content to inspire and motivate them on the key advantages of a strategic plan to a company.

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

The Strategy Schools – While being used to familiar tasks can help us all feel more comfortable in our roles, expanding our knowledge can help us broaden our skills base and put different viewpoints into perspective. This is something we frequently hear from clients when discussing leadership skills development needs. Use the content provided to explore the following ten strategy schools, as identified by Mintzberg et al. (1998).

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

At the end of this section, take a moment to help your audience to unwind. This “time-out” helps your audience to deal with any questions that have developed from the course content to date. Paying attention to the needs of your audience will help you use the content to release any stresses they may have, and help clarify and focus attention on the learning objectives of this course.

Five-Step Model – No matter how busy your audience may be, and even if they spend long hours days performing their duties, the following five-step model will add considerable value. Also, a quick guide through this model will raise opportunities to use this model in so many settings.

Then, use the course material to detail a simple five-step model.
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:

  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 in with their role, and don’t hesitate to share your experiences and reflections.

Consider supporting this course delivery with content from our strategic measurement skills and leadership and culture course and as part of your training effort.

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How to answer common 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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