Strategic Management

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Investing, time, effort, and money in developing a training course on strategic management from scratch can be challenging. That is why we are here to help with our pre-written and customizable training course materials.

Strategic management skills have always been invaluable to organizations. Think of this and its possible to see that more than ever before employees need to have a better understanding about strategic management and how it can impact on the success of an organization.

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.

Talk about what really matters

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.

Course overview

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:

– Design
– Planning
– Positioning
– Entrepreneurial
– Cognitive
– Learning
– Power
– Cultural
– Environmental
– Configuration

Five Step Model – Then, use the course material to detail a simple five step model that can be easily applied to any setting.

Course objectives

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

What you get

You will instantly receive the following training course materials to deliver your own strategic management training courses:

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

Bonus free training materials available

You will also receive the following free training guides:

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

Frequently asked questions from strategic management training courses

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?

Each part of a strategy will serve different parts of a company. And generally, a strategy will serve a number of tasks relating to:

  • Operating the business
  • Consolidating the competitive position of the company
  • Meeting 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 strategy?

Don’t forget this important fact, companies need strategy to respond to:

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

What are the characteristics of effective 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 dtrategically-orientated manager are to:

  • Boldly go
  • Emphasise out-innovating the competition
  • Be vision/direction setters
  • 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 that can be applied within any company.

  • 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?

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 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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