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Strategy & Strategic Business Planning - 5 Day

Course Overview

What is strategy? And if it is so simple why have we currently countries and organisations on the verge of bankruptcy, Strategy really is simple, unlike the 40 thousand plus books written on strategy replicating the same information, it will be opened up to the delegates in an exciting, dynamic seminar, so that if utilized they can benefit from becoming the next generation of strategic thinkers

Who will benefit from attending this Training?

This seminar is designed for any person involved in there organisation wishing to have a career rather than a Job or a place of work. Or Experience professionals at all levels of the organisation from Director through Senior Executive and management to new employee. This course is appropriate for participants who wish to enhance their skills in all or any combination of the following competencies.

Course Content

Starting at the end

  • Diagnosis of the problems what is wrong with your business, your industry
  • Tools of Diagnosis- working through how they can be of use
  • External analysis - understanding and analysing business attractiveness
  • Internal Analysis – what are we doing and why?
  • Understanding the framework of strategy

Building the Troops and getting them ready for engagement

  • An effective recruitment strategy
  • Choosing the Lieutenants (Management)
  • Leadership under good and great leadership
  • The key reasons strategy fails and how to prevent them
  • How to build and manage a strategic planning team

Building a Business Model that provide profit and growth

  • Building the Canvas Model
  • Alternatives e.g. the Balanced Scorecard
  • The content of a strategy: avoiding “paralysis by analysis”
  • Providing the information that enables an organisation to enable itself

Globalization, the growth of the organisation

  • Which direction do we move and why
  • Leadership or do we follow the sheep
  • Acquisitions, Mergers or Organic Growth
  • The essence of globalization and global strategy
  • Globalization – the strategic, human and organizational dimension
  • Communicating strategy through the organization

Getting the value out of strategy

  • Strategic planning of your own career
  • Creating tomorrow’s organization out of today’s organization
  • What do we do next
Personal Development
  • Action planning - the essential next steps
  • Continuous professional development - what next?
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Better decision-taking and use of resources, time, money etc
  • A more efficient organisation
  • A removal of fluff language and communication for effect
  • Improved working environment in the organisation
  • More effective implementation plus performance improvement
Training Methodology

The training process is based on a carefully planned mix of succinct tutor input - with practical illustration of tools and concepts, group work on case studies (all video based - and lively), feedback, and selective work on individual issues in pairs. Team involvement and working enable a strategy to be created from start to finish. The Training is based on the 4 mat systems to enable complete learning. There will also be some opportunity for role play. You will receive an electronic toolkit within the material for subsequent everyday use.

The Facilitator

The Facilitator has 30 plus years in Strategic Roles Financial roles in over 60 countries with Cross functional industry experience in this subject area in the UK and globally

Follow On Courses
We can come to you !

Did you know Synergy can come to you and deliver this workshop ‘In Company’ at your own venue or location. If you have three or more people who you would like to benefit from attending this workshop our trainer can travel to you and deliver the same specification of course for your staff at a fraction of the overall cost.

If you’d like to know more about this option please contact us on 0121 605 7533 or email us at – our operations team manages all of our ‘In Company’ events and we can talk you though the logistics, pricing and whether you’d like the workshop as advertised here or something tailor made just for your business.

We have several packages on offer so contact us today.

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a personal commitment to keeping your professional knowledge up to date, improving your capabilities, proving commitment and competency in your profession. It focuses on what you learn and how you progress throughout your career, helping you gain more credibility within your industry, with your employer, clients and gain competitive edge over your peers.

Being actively committed to CPD may in the future:
  • Improve your Resume
  • Maintain professional recognition
  • Showcase your achievements, attributes and your brand
  • Accelerate your career prospects
  • Deliver job satisfaction: ensuring you are Career focused
  • Reassure your Employers and Stakeholders that you are upto date and competent
How do I gain CPD recognition

By attending Synergy Courses you can be assured that attendance, completion and certification will be rewarded by CPD points. To help advance your professional status CPD recognition is awarded on both public workshops and in-house courses, being dependent on the number of hours spent learning. On request Synergy Training Group will provide a certificate of attendance for you to use as evidence and to attach to your record card.

A number of our courses are accredited, endorsed or approved by a number of Learning & Development and Professional Bodies and Associations for more detail please contact us at

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