Strategic planning is not what it used to be. Gone are the days of simply listing annual activities and survival tactics. Nowadays, strategic planning means sparking a revolution within the organisation that transforms it from good to great by challenging the status quo and asking the hard questions. It is about aligning short-term objectives to achieve long-term gains.
It does not take much to be convinced of the importance of planning. Examples abound with organisations that have thrived or failed due to adequate planning or lack thereof. Organisations can either create their own destiny or be at the mercy of the moment. The difference comes down to a strategic plan that defines a destination and provides a roadmap to reach it.
This course explores the differences between strategic and tactical planning. Participants specify the core competencies that provide their organisation's competitive advantage and apply those natural strengths toward a strategic plan that lays out the required actions.