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Strategic Formulation and Direction

Development of strategy at departmental, business unit or organisational level


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Research has shown that lack of team building and strategic thinking are among the most significant weaknesses in modern management. This course provides high calibre managers with the opportunity to build upon their business knowledge, enabling them to think and act strategically - extending their personal and business visions past the immediate horizon.

Who should attend

This challenging and informative course is designed for senior managers, department heads and directors who have the authority and personal inspiration to contribute to the development of strategy at departmental, business unit or organisational level.


What is Strategic Management?

  • Benefits of strategic management
  • Designing the organisation

Organisational Purpose

  • Defining vision, mission, objectives and values
  • Managing key stakeholders

Strategy Formulation & Implementation

  • Identifying key objectives
  • Situation analysis
  • Formulating business strategies
  • Formulating functional strategies
  • Strategic communication & planning
  • Evaluation and selection

Preparing for Strategy Implementation

  • Identifying strength and weakness Creating and implementing resource appraisal
  • Assessing value adding activities
  • Identifying threats and opportunities
  • Analysing business environment
  • Conducting competitor analysis

Leading and Developing People for Business Success

  • Determining your leadership style profile
  • Gaining insight into the strengths and limitations of your profile
  • Using behavioural clues to determine others personal styles
  • Emotional Intelligence in the business environment

Leading and Managing Change

  • Becoming a positive change agent
  • Team building and cooperation
  • Internal communication
  • Overcoming resistance to change

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

  • Identify leadership styles
  • Apply emotional intelligence to improve interpersonal relationships
  • Create an inspiring vision
  • Manage key stakeholders
  • Determine an appropriate organisational design
  • Develop strategic plans
  • Develop comprehensive strategies
  • Conducting Competitor Analysis
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership
  • Managing Key Stakeholders
  • Strategic Planning, Formulation and Design

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