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Strategic Management for Directors and Senior Managers

Building dynamic corporate strategies that are agile, competitive and sustainable to change



The prescriptive view of strategic planning must account for the accelerating pace of global competition, and the changing requirements for individual, team and company performance.

This course navigates through the challenges of organisations today, giving delegates tools and techniques to build dynamic corporate strategies that are agile, competitive and resilient. Understanding the strategic aspects of management is critical for sustainability and success.

Who should attend

This stimulating and demanding course is designed for directors, executives and senior managers whose roles dictate the future strategy of the organisation. Also, those who wish to identify and practise the skills necessary for mastering the art of leadership and strategic planning.


Organisation structure and culture

  • Managing corporate governance systems
  • Evaluating and reviewing the company's purpose
  • Designing organisational culture and the effects of poor design
  • The organisation life-cycle and its impact

Strategic management

  • The global marketplace: cross-border integration
  • Globalisation, glocolisation and localisation
  • Exploring emerging competition
  • Developing autonomous business units
  • Advancing capabilities across business units

Corporate and sector strategy

  • Managing the diversified business and key trade-offs
  • Developing corporate advantage that improves positioning
  • Differentiation strategy, value creation and value capture
  • Organisational control systems and performance
  • Anticipating potential areas of risk and mitigation

Strategic leadership

  • Shifting from a transactional to a transformational approach
  • Identifying the link between leadership and achievement of organisational objectives
  • The contingency theory of leadership
  • Building and maintaining quality relationships throughout the organisation

Developing an agile organisation

  • Organisational agility practices
  • Innovation and emerging technologies
  • Strengthening the capacity for change
    • Leveraging resources and competencies
  • Coping with shifting markets
    • Recognising opportunities
    • Rapid decisions, learning cycles and resilience

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Determine organisational design
  • Utilise comprehensive strategies
  • Design organisational culture
  • Assure internal alignment
  • Identify and set organisational objectives
  • Understand your industry and clients
  • Make timely and effective decisions
  • Apply leadership skills
  • Identify, handle and mitigate risks
  • Use agile strategies
  • Conduct strategic analysis

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