Strategic Planning Online Certificate Course

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Study Strategic Planning Certification Course; Learn How to Strategize A Solid Plan for

Create a winning strategy and guarantee the long-term success of your business! Our premium Strategic Planning Certification Course developed by industry experts will teach you the importance of a solid strategic plan for creating a successful business.

Our comprehensive course will discuss all the important points of launching a successful business. Learn how to create an effective outline that maps your values, mission, vision, and strategy. Taking Strategic Planning Certification will help you charter a course of what you want to do and get people where you want to go in your organization.

A good strategic plan describes what the owners want the business to do and how to get there. Our course will help you identify all the important pieces of a plan and how to put them together to create an effective business strategy.

At Courses For Success, our courses are designed by professionals, for professionals. We maintain the highest level of quality courses to ensure your success. By completing our Strategic Planning Certification, you will be equipped with the right skill-set to ensure you stand out from the competition!

What you will learn with our Strategic Planning Certification Course

  • Identify the values that support the company.
  • Define the vision for the company. 
  • Write a mission statement that explains what the company’s purpose is.
  • Complete meaningful SWOT analyses.
  • Apply tools and techniques to create a strategic plan that directs the organization from the executive to the front line.
  • Implement, evaluate, and review a strategic plan.
  • Identify how related tools, such as the strategy map and balanced scorecard, can help you develop a strategic plan.

How will the Strategic Planning Certification Online Course be delivered?

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Strategic Planning Certification Course - Requirements

The Strategic Planning Certification Online Course is delivered 100 percent online and only takes 8 hours of study to complete.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Strategic Planning Certification Online Course
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Strategic Planning Certification Outline

Session One: Course Overview

Creating a strategic plan is part of getting everyone on board in a company to complete the organization’s value, vision, and mission. There are challenges presented when bringing these principles to life in a meaningful way wherein people can relate to. This course will help in describing what a person wants to do and where they want to go.

  • Learning Objectives
  1. Identify the values that support the company.
  2. Define the vision for the company
  3. Write a mission statement that explains what the company’s purpose is
  4. Complete meaningful SWOT analyses
  5. Apply tools and techniques to create a strategic plan that directs the organization from the executive to the front line
  6. Implement, evaluate, and review a strategic plan
  7. Identify how related tools, such as the strategy map and balanced scorecard, can help you develop a strategic plan.
  • Pre-Assignment

Session Two: Understanding Strategic Planning

Strategic planning cannot be done in one-time because this demonstrates how the stakeholders are valued. This session will help in understanding how strategic planning may strengthen the business and the various elements that must be considered in creating a strategic plan.

  • Understanding Strategic Planning
  • Strategic planning describes how a company will create a constant value for its stakeholders, and this is threaded through the organization.
  • Understanding Your Stakeholders
  • It is essential to agree upon who are the stakeholders before proceeding, creating a strategic plan.
  • Getting Focused
  • This will define the four or five areas of focus for the duration of the plan, and these will be the key areas used in achieving the mission while reflecting the company's values and vision.
  • Making Connections
  • Pyramid Structure

Session Three: Identifying Our Values

Values are beliefs that influence the choices made and the type of work being done this same goes with the corporate values. This session will discuss the values espoused by the company and whether they have been written down or not.

  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Option B
  • Creating Value Statements
  1. About Value Statements
  • After identifying words that are related to the values, the next step is describing them so that people know exactly what they mean.
  • Making Connections

Session Four: Designing Our Vision

This session will tackle the visioning process that helps in identifying the corporate vision, and that can be used on a personal level, too.

  • The Vision Process
  • The initial step of designing the vision is to look into the future and imagine where the company want to be in the future.
  • Case Study
  • Moving Forward
  • It is realistic to expect that a company can make a difference and that a small company might become a larger force in the marketplace.
  • Defining Your vision
  1. Case Study

Session Five: On a Mission

Having the drive to do better and be enthusiastic is highly appreciated by managers and workplace leaders everywhere. This session will consider the mission statement and its place within the strategic plan.

  • Defining Your Mission Statement
  • A mission statement is something that every employee knows and can state, and it should also be believable.
  • Examples
  • Designing a Mission Statement
  1. Case Study

Session Six: Performing a SWOT Analysis

One of the severe components of a strategic plan is to take into consideration the internal and external factors that may affect its results. This session will have a better understanding of how to properly use the SWOT tools to outline the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats present within the operation.

  • What is SWOT Analysis?
  • A SWOT analysis is a useful exercise that many businesses often use, it may seem a simple concept, but it can be quickly poorly done.
  • SWOT Matrix
  • SWOT Checklist
  • Individual Analyses
  1. Case Study
  • SWOT Ratings
  1. Part One: Risk Analysis
  2. Part Two: Reflection

Session Seven: Setting Goals

Creating well-designed goals can help in guiding the company’s action and where it wants to be. This can help in determining how well the company can measure what it is doing. This session will discuss how the SPIRIT model can provide structure and motivation to the goals and objective statements.

  • Fitting into the Plan
  1. Identifying Outcomes
  • Before starting to think about any specific goals, it is essential to think about the outcomes that the company is after.
  • The Four Perspectives
  1. Financial
  2. Customers
  3. Internal Processes
  4. Employee Learning and Growth
  • Timeline for Your Plan
  • For strategic planning, it is crucial to take into consideration the different lengths of time.
  • Goals with SPIRIT
  • After knowing the objectives and the time, it is not time to create goal statements.
  1. SPIRIT
  2. Specific
  3. Prizes
  4. Individual
  5. Review
  6. Inspiring 
  7. Time-Bound
  • Getting into It

Session Eight: Assigning Roles, Responsibilities, and Accountabilities

There is also the need for clarity on who will be responsible for each aspect of the plan, and it can be helpful if people are not tripping over each other. This session will focus on who does what in order to achieve the company's vision and also the tools for establishing priorities and solving problems.

  • Who Does What and When?
  • This stage gets at the heart of getting the work done by assigning who will be addressing each role and what they will be accountable for.
  • Making Connections
  • Establishing Priorities
  • For the strategic plan to be successful, it is essential to establish priorities.
  • Types of Decisions
  • There are various methods of establishing priorities and solving problems that depend on the nature of the strategic plan.
  • Rephrase the Problem
  • Rephrasing the problem can be done by asking people about what they feel that connect them to their work.
  • Expose and Challenge Assumptions
  • Assuming something is part of human nature, although it can interfere with getting an accurate problem statement.
  • Use Facts
  • It is essential to look at the details and determine what indeed is the problem.
  • Grow Your Thinking
  • Problems are often related to other problems, and this element of the problem definition includes taking into consideration the problem as part of something larger.
  • Shrink Your Environment Temporarily
  • A way to figuring out the issue is by splitting them into smaller pieces.
  • Practice Multiple Perspectives
  • Turn it Upside Down
  • One way of defining the problem is by looking at it from the reverse direction.
  • Frame the Problem Purposely and Positively
  • Summary
  • When describing the problem clearly, the solution often presents itself.
  • Problem Solving in Action

Session Nine: The Full Picture

Various concepts are involved in the process of strategic planning, and it is essential to understand them all. This session will give a glimpse at the bigger picture that is involved in strategic planning and making sure that what the company is working on will stay.

  • Strategic Planning Snapshot

Session Ten: Gathering Support

There are times that some prefer working alone than with others. However, in strategic planning and its implementation, it involves collaboration to make it happen and realize the vision. This session will discuss who is going to review the plan and the type of support that is needed in ensuring success.

  • Introduction
  • For the strategic plan to be fully implemented, the support of the entire organization is needed.
  • Accountabilities
  • Making sure that assign responsibilities and accountabilities are essential because the people do not understand what the company wants from them. There is a chance that they may fail to deliver it.
  1. Benchmarks
  • Complete
  • The ability to forecast, schedule and plan can have a considerable effect on the understanding of the people on what the company wants from them.
  1. WIIFM (What’s In It For Me)
  • Putting It into Practice

Session Eleven: Making the Change

People often struggle with some aspects of change, especially when it comes to things cropping up unexpectedly or getting unintended results. This session will teach how to embrace change and the various ways present in keeping the company's options open to allow for more opportunities.

  • Getting Ready
  1. Preparing for Change
  • Strategic plans are naturally harbingering of change.
  • Case Study
  • Making Connections
  • The Three Phases
  • The research of William Bridges has contributed significantly to explaining how change may affect a person.
  • Endings
  • Every change begins with an ending. 
  • Transitions/ Neutral Zone
  • This is often the time in completing endings and beginning new patterns.
  • Insights
  • Control and Change

Session Twelve: How Does It Look?

Strategic plans are all unique on their own, and even if another company may come up with something more innovative than the other, there will always be differences in the plan. This session will discuss the look and presentation of strategic plans.

  • Presenting Your Ideas
  • Every strategic plan is different, and it represents a fair reflection of how different ideas, companies, and people can be.
  • Infographics
  • Creating a diagram of the strategic plan forces the company to go through it again and to pull out the essential information that it wants to share with its stakeholder and employees.
  • Presentations
  • Having a new strategic plan can be exciting, and it must be taken into consideration the various ways it can be launched and shared.
  • Creative Considerations

Session Thirteen: Getting There

After creating a rock-solid plan, the company is then ready to move along. This session will take into consideration the problems that may be encountered and the need for the company to be ready and get some tips.

  • Planning for Problems
  1. Staying Focused
  • Recognizing the problem is the key, and determining its root cause and managing it can help in avoiding failure.
  • Security Considerations
  • Securing information is necessary, and deciding how much information goes into the plan is essential.
  • Making it Great
  • Sample Strategy Map
  • A strategy map is a foundation for all the balanced scorecard efforts, and it can be an excellent resource for strategic planning.
  • Sample Balanced Scorecard

Session Fourteen: Mocking Up the Process

After taking consideration the entirety of the plan, it is then a good time to have a step back and view everything from a broader point of view. This session will enable the student to create a strategic plan.

  • Case Study
  • SWOT Analysis 1
  • SWOT Analysis 2
  • Strategic Planning Framework

A Personal Action Plan

Creating a personal action plan helps a person to stay on track and target. This session will ask the student to plan their short-term and long-term goals.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Understanding Strategic Planning

  •     Understanding Strategic Planning
  •     Understanding Your Stakeholders
  •     Getting Focused
  •     Making Connections
  •     Pyramid Structure

Session 3: Identifying Our Values

  •     Pre-Assignment Review
  •     Option B
  •     Creating Value Statements
  •     Making Connections

Session 4: Designing Our Vision

  •     The Vision Process
  •     Case Study
  •     Moving Forward
  •     Moving Forward
  •     Defining Your Vision

Session 5: On a Mission

  •     Defining Your Mission Statement
  •     Examples
  •     Designing a Mission Statement

Session 6: Performing a SWOT Analysis

  •     What is a SWOT Analysis?
  •     SWOT Matrix
  •     SWOT Checklist
  •     Individual Analyses
  •     SWOT Ratings
  •     Part Two: Reflection

Session 7: Setting Goals

  •     Fitting into the Plan
  •     The Four Perspectives
  •     Timeline for Your Plan
  •     Goals with SPIRIT
  •     Getting Into It

Session 8: Assigning Roles, Responsibilities, and Accountabilities

  •     Who Does What and When?
  •     Making Connections
  •     Establishing Priorities
  •     Types of Decisions
  •     Rephrase the Problem
  •     Rephrase the Problem
  •     Expose and Challenge Assumptions
  •     Use Facts
  •     Grow Your Thinking
  •     Shrink Your Environment Temporarily
  •     Practice Multiple Perspectives
  •     Turn it Upside Down
  •     Frame the Problem Purposely and Positively
  •     Summary
  •     Problem Solving in Action

Session 9: The Full Picture

  •     Strategic Planning Snapshot

Session 10: Gathering Support

  •     Introduction
  •     Accountabilities
  •     Complete
  •     Putting It Into Practice

Session 11: Making the Change

  •     Getting Ready
  •     Case Study
  •     Making Connections
  •     The Three Phases
  •     Endings
  •     Transitions/Neutral Zone
  •     Insights
  •     Control and Change

Session 12: How Does It Look?

  •     Presenting Your Ideas
  •     Infographics
  •     Presentations
  •     Creative Considerations

Session 13: Getting There

  •     Planning for Problems
  •     Security Considerations
  •     Making it Great
  •     Sample Strategy Map
  •     Sample Strategy Map
  •     Sample Balanced Scorecard

Session 14: Mocking Up the Process

  •     Case Study
  •     SWOT Analysis 1
  •     SWOT Analysis 2
  •     Strategic Planning Framework

A Personal Action Plan

  •         Starting Point
  •         Where I Want to Go
  •         How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

Study Strategic Planning Certification Course; Learn How to Strategize A Solid Plan for

Create a winning strategy and guarantee the long-term success of your business! Our premium Strategic Planning Certification Course developed by industry experts will teach you the importance of a solid strategic plan for creating a successful business.

Our comprehensive course will discuss all the important points of launching a successful business. Learn how to create an effective outline that maps your values, mission, vision, and strategy. Taking Strategic Planning Certification will help you charter a course of what you want to do and get people where you want to go in your organization.

A good strategic plan describes what the owners want the business to do and how to get there. Our course will help you identify all the important pieces of a plan and how to put them together to create an effective business strategy.

At Courses For Success, our courses are designed by professionals, for professionals. We maintain the highest level of quality courses to ensure your success. By completing our Strategic Planning Certification, you will be equipped with the right skill-set to ensure you stand out from the competition!

What you will learn with our Strategic Planning Certification Course

  • Identify the values that support the company.
  • Define the vision for the company. 
  • Write a mission statement that explains what the company’s purpose is.
  • Complete meaningful SWOT analyses.
  • Apply tools and techniques to create a strategic plan that directs the organization from the executive to the front line.
  • Implement, evaluate, and review a strategic plan.
  • Identify how related tools, such as the strategy map and balanced scorecard, can help you develop a strategic plan.

How will the Strategic Planning Certification Online Course be delivered?

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Strategic Planning Certification Course - Requirements

The Strategic Planning Certification Online Course is delivered 100 percent online and only takes 8 hours of study to complete.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Strategic Planning Certification Online Course
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Strategic Planning Certification Outline

Session One: Course Overview

Creating a strategic plan is part of getting everyone on board in a company to complete the organization’s value, vision, and mission. There are challenges presented when bringing these principles to life in a meaningful way wherein people can relate to. This course will help in describing what a person wants to do and where they want to go.

  • Learning Objectives
  1. Identify the values that support the company.
  2. Define the vision for the company
  3. Write a mission statement that explains what the company’s purpose is
  4. Complete meaningful SWOT analyses
  5. Apply tools and techniques to create a strategic plan that directs the organization from the executive to the front line
  6. Implement, evaluate, and review a strategic plan
  7. Identify how related tools, such as the strategy map and balanced scorecard, can help you develop a strategic plan.
  • Pre-Assignment

Session Two: Understanding Strategic Planning

Strategic planning cannot be done in one-time because this demonstrates how the stakeholders are valued. This session will help in understanding how strategic planning may strengthen the business and the various elements that must be considered in creating a strategic plan.

  • Understanding Strategic Planning
  • Strategic planning describes how a company will create a constant value for its stakeholders, and this is threaded through the organization.
  • Understanding Your Stakeholders
  • It is essential to agree upon who are the stakeholders before proceeding, creating a strategic plan.
  • Getting Focused
  • This will define the four or five areas of focus for the duration of the plan, and these will be the key areas used in achieving the mission while reflecting the company's values and vision.
  • Making Connections
  • Pyramid Structure

Session Three: Identifying Our Values

Values are beliefs that influence the choices made and the type of work being done this same goes with the corporate values. This session will discuss the values espoused by the company and whether they have been written down or not.

  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Option B
  • Creating Value Statements
  1. About Value Statements
  • After identifying words that are related to the values, the next step is describing them so that people know exactly what they mean.
  • Making Connections

Session Four: Designing Our Vision

This session will tackle the visioning process that helps in identifying the corporate vision, and that can be used on a personal level, too.

  • The Vision Process
  • The initial step of designing the vision is to look into the future and imagine where the company want to be in the future.
  • Case Study
  • Moving Forward
  • It is realistic to expect that a company can make a difference and that a small company might become a larger force in the marketplace.
  • Defining Your vision
  1. Case Study

Session Five: On a Mission

Having the drive to do better and be enthusiastic is highly appreciated by managers and workplace leaders everywhere. This session will consider the mission statement and its place within the strategic plan.

  • Defining Your Mission Statement
  • A mission statement is something that every employee knows and can state, and it should also be believable.
  • Examples
  • Designing a Mission Statement
  1. Case Study

Session Six: Performing a SWOT Analysis

One of the severe components of a strategic plan is to take into consideration the internal and external factors that may affect its results. This session will have a better understanding of how to properly use the SWOT tools to outline the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats present within the operation.

  • What is SWOT Analysis?
  • A SWOT analysis is a useful exercise that many businesses often use, it may seem a simple concept, but it can be quickly poorly done.
  • SWOT Matrix
  • SWOT Checklist
  • Individual Analyses
  1. Case Study
  • SWOT Ratings
  1. Part One: Risk Analysis
  2. Part Two: Reflection

Session Seven: Setting Goals

Creating well-designed goals can help in guiding the company’s action and where it wants to be. This can help in determining how well the company can measure what it is doing. This session will discuss how the SPIRIT model can provide structure and motivation to the goals and objective statements.

  • Fitting into the Plan
  1. Identifying Outcomes
  • Before starting to think about any specific goals, it is essential to think about the outcomes that the company is after.
  • The Four Perspectives
  1. Financial
  2. Customers
  3. Internal Processes
  4. Employee Learning and Growth
  • Timeline for Your Plan
  • For strategic planning, it is crucial to take into consideration the different lengths of time.
  • Goals with SPIRIT
  • After knowing the objectives and the time, it is not time to create goal statements.
  1. SPIRIT
  2. Specific
  3. Prizes
  4. Individual
  5. Review
  6. Inspiring 
  7. Time-Bound
  • Getting into It

Session Eight: Assigning Roles, Responsibilities, and Accountabilities

There is also the need for clarity on who will be responsible for each aspect of the plan, and it can be helpful if people are not tripping over each other. This session will focus on who does what in order to achieve the company's vision and also the tools for establishing priorities and solving problems.

  • Who Does What and When?
  • This stage gets at the heart of getting the work done by assigning who will be addressing each role and what they will be accountable for.
  • Making Connections
  • Establishing Priorities
  • For the strategic plan to be successful, it is essential to establish priorities.
  • Types of Decisions
  • There are various methods of establishing priorities and solving problems that depend on the nature of the strategic plan.
  • Rephrase the Problem
  • Rephrasing the problem can be done by asking people about what they feel that connect them to their work.
  • Expose and Challenge Assumptions
  • Assuming something is part of human nature, although it can interfere with getting an accurate problem statement.
  • Use Facts
  • It is essential to look at the details and determine what indeed is the problem.
  • Grow Your Thinking
  • Problems are often related to other problems, and this element of the problem definition includes taking into consideration the problem as part of something larger.
  • Shrink Your Environment Temporarily
  • A way to figuring out the issue is by splitting them into smaller pieces.
  • Practice Multiple Perspectives
  • Turn it Upside Down
  • One way of defining the problem is by looking at it from the reverse direction.
  • Frame the Problem Purposely and Positively
  • Summary
  • When describing the problem clearly, the solution often presents itself.
  • Problem Solving in Action

Session Nine: The Full Picture

Various concepts are involved in the process of strategic planning, and it is essential to understand them all. This session will give a glimpse at the bigger picture that is involved in strategic planning and making sure that what the company is working on will stay.

  • Strategic Planning Snapshot

Session Ten: Gathering Support

There are times that some prefer working alone than with others. However, in strategic planning and its implementation, it involves collaboration to make it happen and realize the vision. This session will discuss who is going to review the plan and the type of support that is needed in ensuring success.

  • Introduction
  • For the strategic plan to be fully implemented, the support of the entire organization is needed.
  • Accountabilities
  • Making sure that assign responsibilities and accountabilities are essential because the people do not understand what the company wants from them. There is a chance that they may fail to deliver it.
  1. Benchmarks
  • Complete
  • The ability to forecast, schedule and plan can have a considerable effect on the understanding of the people on what the company wants from them.
  1. WIIFM (What’s In It For Me)
  • Putting It into Practice

Session Eleven: Making the Change

People often struggle with some aspects of change, especially when it comes to things cropping up unexpectedly or getting unintended results. This session will teach how to embrace change and the various ways present in keeping the company's options open to allow for more opportunities.

  • Getting Ready
  1. Preparing for Change
  • Strategic plans are naturally harbingering of change.
  • Case Study
  • Making Connections
  • The Three Phases
  • The research of William Bridges has contributed significantly to explaining how change may affect a person.
  • Endings
  • Every change begins with an ending. 
  • Transitions/ Neutral Zone
  • This is often the time in completing endings and beginning new patterns.
  • Insights
  • Control and Change

Session Twelve: How Does It Look?

Strategic plans are all unique on their own, and even if another company may come up with something more innovative than the other, there will always be differences in the plan. This session will discuss the look and presentation of strategic plans.

  • Presenting Your Ideas
  • Every strategic plan is different, and it represents a fair reflection of how different ideas, companies, and people can be.
  • Infographics
  • Creating a diagram of the strategic plan forces the company to go through it again and to pull out the essential information that it wants to share with its stakeholder and employees.
  • Presentations
  • Having a new strategic plan can be exciting, and it must be taken into consideration the various ways it can be launched and shared.
  • Creative Considerations

Session Thirteen: Getting There

After creating a rock-solid plan, the company is then ready to move along. This session will take into consideration the problems that may be encountered and the need for the company to be ready and get some tips.

  • Planning for Problems
  1. Staying Focused
  • Recognizing the problem is the key, and determining its root cause and managing it can help in avoiding failure.
  • Security Considerations
  • Securing information is necessary, and deciding how much information goes into the plan is essential.
  • Making it Great
  • Sample Strategy Map
  • A strategy map is a foundation for all the balanced scorecard efforts, and it can be an excellent resource for strategic planning.
  • Sample Balanced Scorecard

Session Fourteen: Mocking Up the Process

After taking consideration the entirety of the plan, it is then a good time to have a step back and view everything from a broader point of view. This session will enable the student to create a strategic plan.

  • Case Study
  • SWOT Analysis 1
  • SWOT Analysis 2
  • Strategic Planning Framework

A Personal Action Plan

Creating a personal action plan helps a person to stay on track and target. This session will ask the student to plan their short-term and long-term goals.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Understanding Strategic Planning

  •     Understanding Strategic Planning
  •     Understanding Your Stakeholders
  •     Getting Focused
  •     Making Connections
  •     Pyramid Structure

Session 3: Identifying Our Values

  •     Pre-Assignment Review
  •     Option B
  •     Creating Value Statements
  •     Making Connections

Session 4: Designing Our Vision

  •     The Vision Process
  •     Case Study
  •     Moving Forward
  •     Moving Forward
  •     Defining Your Vision

Session 5: On a Mission

  •     Defining Your Mission Statement
  •     Examples
  •     Designing a Mission Statement

Session 6: Performing a SWOT Analysis

  •     What is a SWOT Analysis?
  •     SWOT Matrix
  •     SWOT Checklist
  •     Individual Analyses
  •     SWOT Ratings
  •     Part Two: Reflection

Session 7: Setting Goals

  •     Fitting into the Plan
  •     The Four Perspectives
  •     Timeline for Your Plan
  •     Goals with SPIRIT
  •     Getting Into It

Session 8: Assigning Roles, Responsibilities, and Accountabilities

  •     Who Does What and When?
  •     Making Connections
  •     Establishing Priorities
  •     Types of Decisions
  •     Rephrase the Problem
  •     Rephrase the Problem
  •     Expose and Challenge Assumptions
  •     Use Facts
  •     Grow Your Thinking
  •     Shrink Your Environment Temporarily
  •     Practice Multiple Perspectives
  •     Turn it Upside Down
  •     Frame the Problem Purposely and Positively
  •     Summary
  •     Problem Solving in Action

Session 9: The Full Picture

  •     Strategic Planning Snapshot

Session 10: Gathering Support

  •     Introduction
  •     Accountabilities
  •     Complete
  •     Putting It Into Practice

Session 11: Making the Change

  •     Getting Ready
  •     Case Study
  •     Making Connections
  •     The Three Phases
  •     Endings
  •     Transitions/Neutral Zone
  •     Insights
  •     Control and Change

Session 12: How Does It Look?

  •     Presenting Your Ideas
  •     Infographics
  •     Presentations
  •     Creative Considerations

Session 13: Getting There

  •     Planning for Problems
  •     Security Considerations
  •     Making it Great
  •     Sample Strategy Map
  •     Sample Strategy Map
  •     Sample Balanced Scorecard

Session 14: Mocking Up the Process

  •     Case Study
  •     SWOT Analysis 1
  •     SWOT Analysis 2
  •     Strategic Planning Framework

A Personal Action Plan

  •         Starting Point
  •         Where I Want to Go
  •         How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

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1.  Who are Courses For Success?

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Our courses span across many categories including Academic, Animal, Beauty, Business, Career, Counseling, Creative & Media, Health & Therapy, Hobbies & Trades, IT, Personal Development, Sports & Fitness.

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No, anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take our course. There are no entry requirements to take this course.

5.  Do I require to have finished high school to complete this course?

No, you do not require a High School Diploma or to have finished school to study this course, this course is open to anyone who would like to take this course.

6.  What if English is not my first language?

This course is provided in English, however, due to the digital nature of our training, you can take your time studying the material and make use of tools such as google translate and Grammarly.

7.  Is this course online or conducted in person?

All our courses are accessible online on any device. You may complete them at your own pace and at your own time.

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Providing you have internet access you can start this course whenever you like, just go to the login page and insert your username and password and you can access the online material.

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Online learning is easy, if not easier than a traditional academic situation. By studying an online course, the usual boundaries caused by location and time constraints are eliminated, meaning you are free to study where and when you want at your own pace. Of course, you will need to be able to self-manage your time and be organized, but with our help, you’ll soon find yourself settling into a comfortable rhythm of study.

11.  What computer skills do I need for my course?

You don't need to be a computer expert to succeed with our online training, but you should be comfortable typing, using the internet and be capable of using common software (such as Microsoft word).

12.  How long will you have access to the online course?

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. Once you have purchased this course you will have unlimited lifetime access, meaning you can access this course whenever you want.

13.  How long will my course take?

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If you choose a course bundle, simply multiply the above hours by the number of courses included in the bundle.
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All the required material for your course is included in the online system, you do not need to buy anything else.

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16.  Is there an assessment or exam?

Yes, you will be required to complete a multiple-choice test online at the end of your course, you can do this test as many times as you require.

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This course will give you the skills you need to help you obtain employment, but it’s up to you if you get the job or not.

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