Advanced Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is never an easy task, and it has gotten complicated with the pandemic. Baseline forecasts of revenue and costs are hard, and who knows whether a second wave or a vaccine will even change anything? Yet decisions must be made. The strategic planning process’s greatest value may be in identifying uncertainties and options even more than laying out a fixed path for the future.

This masterclass will introduce you and your leadership team to two powerful planning methodologies:

Strategic Planning: Create an operational planning document to guide company leaders and employees, and improve the executive team’s ability to identify, prioritize, assign opportunities, and contribute to your company’s improved performance. Leadership team members select high impact alternatives while building support necessary for successful implementation.

Scenario Planning: This “thinking around the corner” meeting helps teams consider alternative futures and prepare a successful response plan no matter the situation. The value of this technique comes from the deep dialogue provoked by different scenarios. The alternate views will help generate new insights about a company and its possible future. Thinking this way helps prepare contributors to notice and consider emerging ideas before others even perceive any change.

Scenario Planning is an excellent complement and second step to effective Strategic Planning. This may even be one of the few times these two powerful planning methodologies have been presented together in the same course

These planning approaches are directed at improving business performance. Improved performance is the result of better decisions and behaviors associated with the day-to-day communications used in conducting business. Improved decisions and behaviors are the results of improved ideas and insights. And improved ideas and insights are the results of how we think. Thinking is an improbable skill. Intelligence is our innate thinking capability, and how we think is how we use this capability.

Planning sessions with senior teams are crucial to a company’s success. Effective planning sessions improve the way senior teams think. When facilitated well, a team can come up with preferred alternatives (using specific techniques that provoke new ideas) while building support for the decisions (using specific techniques that promote dialogue). The results of these meetings – great decisions with support to confirm successful implementation – will direct the rest of the organization towards the future.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Elevate your strategic creation of a strategy to ensure its applicability
  • Build better support for decisions to assure successful planning implementation
  • Learn the latest tools & techniques in Strategic & Scenario Planning
  • Ensure successful response plan no matter the situation
  • Integrate creative thinking skills to Incorporate a structured process
  • Solve integrated and practical Planning implementation challenges
  • Enhance your knowledge in the fundamentals of Strategic Planning to be more effective
  • Strengthen executive team’s ability to identify, prioritize opportunities to improve performance
  • Reduce Risk and plan ahead efficiently
  • Utilize strategic planning to improve current and future projects
  • Build a team’s ability to handle conflict and change to better support decisions to assure successful implementation

Who Should Attend?

Top decision-makers such as CEOs, MDs, VPs, Directors, Project, Division Heads, Senior Managers, and practitioners of:

  • Strategic Planning / Corporate Planning
  • Risk & Analytics
  • Operations & Process Improvement
  • Marketing
  • Training & Knowledge Management
  • Business Development
  • Projects
  • Strategic Investment
  • Organization & Development
  • Strategy Management
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain

From all industries:

  • Banking & Finance, Mining, EPC, Government, Oil & Gas, Logistics, Manufacturing, Health Care & Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Telecommunications, Utilities/ Energy

Trainer's Background

The trainer has worked as an independent management consultant with hundreds of company leaders & Fortune 500 companies throughout the world helping organizations build improvement and innovation capability for over 30 years.

He is a Master Instructor and consultant for Advanced Practical Thinking Training, The American Management Association, The Canadian Management Center, The American Supplier Institute, The Forum Corporation, General Electric (Six Sigma Black Belt instructor), GOAL/QPC (Creative Thinking Skills), Lean Enterprise Institute (leading Lean and Six Sigma improvement teams) the Singapore Institute of Management.

He has cross-cultural experience – 35+ countries in the Americas, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Southeast Asia.

He has helped many notable organisations achieve improved performance through training and consulting advice. These include:

  • Intel
  • Citibank
  • GE
  • General Motors
  • AT&T
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Dow Chemicals
  • Petronas
  • Schering-Plough’
  • Deloitte
  • Merck
  • Honeywell
  • Prudential

Event Details

15th – 18th March 2021
8 AM – 11 AM (UTC)
Online Workshop

      “The trainer was a very effective speaker with an astute sense of timing. He had a hands-on approach to learning and linked concepts to experience by using perceptive and concrete examples. He was well organized and creative. His energy and humor are very contagious. He’s great to be around. My overall assessment is that the trainer is among the best of our contract consultants.”

      Mellon Financial – Vice President