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Introduction to Business strategy

Business Strategy Training – an introduction

Overview

This introduction to business strategy training course is designed for managers who want to improve their ability to step above business as usual and plan ahead more effectively.  Organisations in every field face both uncertainty and competition – so if you want to compete for sales or funding, and chart an effective course forward, you need to differentiate and protect your organisation with a compelling strategy and business model.
Whether you’re selling a product, offering a service or promoting a charity, this highly effective 3-day business strategy training course gives you a complete guide to the essentials of designing, developing and implementing the right strategy to get the results you want.

This highly practical programme gives you a complete set of methods, tools and techniques to analyse your organisation and focus on the most important challenge or opportunity.  By understanding your internal resources and external environment, you identify the best strategy for your situation. The results enable you to develop an action plan to develop your own strategy and embed strategy within your organisation’s management process. You will discover your own key strategic challenges – do the analysis, generate options, choose and plan to deliver the best strategy.

Our evidence-based training approach helps to improve your strategic thinking ability and increase your confidence in managing strategic responsibilities in the context of your organisation and the industry it operates in.

Description

The process of formulating, improving and implementing your strategy and business model is described in tangible steps. A strategy is not simply about “competitive advantage” or “unique competencies”, but being clear about the biggest challenge facing your organisation. The next steps choose the best policy and actions to address the challenge.

Strategic management involves thinking through what you want to achieve, how you are going to allocate and direct resources, then managing the implementation, to deliver the best result you can achieve.  The business model underpins your strategy and explains how you earn a profit or achieve your objectives within your allocated funding.

This business strategy training will help you:

  • Understand the difference between corporate, business and functional strategy
  • Analyse your market, industry and the wider business environment
  • Take a dispassionate view of your organisation’s strengths and areas for improvement
  • Boil your strategy down to the essentials
  • Communicate your strategy to your stakeholders to gain commitment
  • Choose and use the ‘vital few’ strategic metrics that will tell you if you are on track to achieve your strategic goals
  • Appreciate the difference between good strategy and bad strategy

This business strategy training course is for you if you…

  • Manage a small or medium-sized organisation and want to find out how to realise it’s potential
  • Lead a business unit in a large organisation and want to create a business strategy that aligns with the corporate one
  • Want to improve the quality of an existing business strategy or create a new one
  • Want to update your knowledge about how to create, update and implement a strategy

Business strategy training

Business Strategy Training – Course Content

A systematic process to formulate and implement business strategy takes you through everything in clear steps.  One of the biggest challenges is making choices, you will learn how to do this well.  Bad strategy often results from trying to keep all stakeholders happy.  This course shows you how to allocate and direct your resources to deliver, then manage the implementation, to deliver a sustainable return on investment and manage stakeholder expectations.

Day 1 – Principles of business strategy

  • What is a business strategy?
  • What is the difference between a good business strategy and a bad one?
  • How to think more strategically
  • Understanding and improving your business model
  • A systematic approach to formulate, implement and evaluate business strategy
  • Vision, values, mission and goals – guidelines and examples
  • Analysing and understanding your business environment

Day 2 – The strategic management process

  • How to evaluate market structures, trends and prospects
  • Assessing internal competencies and capabilities
  • Using external and internal analysis to generate business strategy options
  • Strategy translation and measurement – Strategy Maps and the Balanced Scorecard
  • How to achieve strategic alignment
  • Putting a strategic plan together
  • Developing business cases and business plans

Day 3 – Strategy implementation, measurement and improvement

  • Managing risk and uncertainty
  • Gaining your team’s commitment and buy-in to the business strategy
  • Case Study: Strategy consultancy role play
  • Effective execution – communication and stakeholder management
  • Implementation – getting practical things done
  • Conclusion – driving value through strategic thinking

This business strategy training course is also available for in-house presentation if you have more than three delegates to be trained.

Strategy & Performance Management

⇒ New for 2018 ⇐

Strategy & Performance Management

How to design, deliver and sustain results


 Practical approaches to implementing a strategy and managing performance:Strategic Leadership & Performance Management

  • Aligning and integrating operations strategy with business and corporate strategies.
  • Understanding performance management from a strategic perspective.
  • Explore the relationship between strategic and operational goals, targets and measures.
  • How to identify assets with the potential to create value.
  • Knowledge asset management as a growth driver.
  • Develop an integrated view of strategic performance management.
  • Understand the relationships between corporate strategy, business models, business strategies, functional strategies, and the management of risk, knowledge and projects.
  • Our evidence-based and highly practical approach to leadership and management helps executive managers to improve their ability to consider performance management from a strategic point of view.

Course schedule:

  • 06 – 09 August 2018      – New York $ 4,995 USD
  • 12 – 15 November 2018 – London £ 2,975 GBP plus 20% VAT

Registration and enquiriesStrategy & Performance Management

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Course Details


Strategy & Performance Management

How to design, deliver and sustain results


Introduction

This Strategy & Performance Management course explores practical approaches to developing and implementing an operations strategy by aligning it with the business strategy then integrating operations processes with management process, support processes and projects designed to deliver a change. It develops a deeper understanding of performance management from a strategic perspective, covering the relationship between strategic and operational goals, targets and measures.
The course also covers how to identify the assets with the potential to create value, knowledge asset management as a growth driver. We combine these various aspects of management and leadership to develop an integrated view strategic performance management. This is achieved by understanding the relationships between corporate strategy, business models, business strategies, functional strategies, and the management of risk, knowledge and projects.
Our evidence-based and highly practical approach to leadership and management helps executive managers to improve their ability to consider performance management from a strategic point of view.

Who should attend?

CXO executives, general managers, operations managers, functional managers, portfolio managers, programme managers, project managers, enterprise analysts, and specialists who:

  • Have a responsibility to translate business strategy into operational strategies and plans then manage performance and deliver results or are accountable.
  • Want a deeper understanding of the relationship between operational management and strategic management.
  • Want to improve strategic alignment and develop a better performing organisation.

Method

The course provides an opportunity to build on your existing managerial skills, knowledge and experience. The course uses a mixture of short theory explanations, group discussions, practical casework, exercises, presentations, video clips, problem- solving and feedback sessions to provide an interesting, varied and stimulating learning experience that suits a range of learning styles.

Participants learn in an interactive workshop environment how to handle their director roles and responsibilities and achieve greater impact in their board work. The opportunity is given to address specific client situations in the form of individual yet anonymised case studies. The course leaders have extensive qualifications and experience working with clients in many industries on strategic management and corporate governance in emerging markets.

Venue & Group Size

The programme will be held at a specialist corporate venue in midtown Manhattan close to a wide selection of hotels, shops and restaurants. The non-residential course fee includes training facilities, documentation, lunches and refreshments for the duration of the programme.

Delegates are responsible for arranging their own transport, accommodation and evening meals, however, a list of convenient hotels is available upon registration. We will work in small groups up to a maximum of 12 delegates.


Strategy  & Performance Management – Agenda

Day 1 – Strategy execution problems and what to do about them

  • Strategic planning – the execution issue
  • Strategy as plans and patterns
  • Integrating strategic & operational management
  • Strategy as perspective
    • Vision & Values, Mission & Goals
  • Competitive strategy

Day 2 – Strategy alignment and integration

  • Levels of strategy
    • Corporate, Business, Functional
  • Performance measurement, management and improvement
  • Business Models
  • Business strategy and risk
  • Formulating, evaluating and updating strategy

Day 3 – Translating strategy into manageable action

  • Translating Business Strategy
    • Strategy Maps & Balanced Scorecards, Success Maps & Performance Prism
  • Strategic difference
    • Private sector (For-profit), Public and third sectors (Not-for-profit)
  • Deriving value from assets
  • Intangible Assets and Knowledge Management
  • Formulating operations strategies (Operations, Marketing, Sales, HR, Finance etc.)

Day 4 – Managing and improving strategy performance

  • Designing the ‘vital few’ performance measures (Going beyond KPIs)
  • Setting the right targets
  • Managing strategic initiatives
  • Validating & improving execution and strategy
  • Strategic performance management – what does ‘good’ look like?

Registration

To book a place please press the button below to complete our simple registration form:

London training courses

Strategic Leadership Development

Strategic Leadership Development

Practical approaches to developing strategic thinking skills and implementing a strategic management process:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of corporate strategy, business strategy and governance:
    • The strategic role of the board
    • Strategic alignment
    • Change and transformation
    • Organisation’s approach to strategic risk.
  • Combine management and leadership perspectives to develop an integrated view of:
    • Governance
    • Corporate strategy
    • Business strategy
    • Strategic risk management.

“A very good course for Executive Management, delivered to fulfil the needs of the participant”

Delegate fee: £3,795 excluding VAT at 20%

All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Summary

This course explores practical approaches to developing strategic thinking and analysis skills and implementing a strategic management process that balances the need for a single corporate strategy with subsidiary business models and strategies.

We offer a systemic view of strategic leadership and operational management to help you to achieve results through strategic alignment.

Our evidence-based and highly practical leadership development approach helps Directors, Executives and Senior Managers to improve their strategic thinking ability and increase their confidence in fulfilling their responsibilities.

Who should attend?

Board directors in an executive or non-executive role, senior managers, enterprise analysts, portfolio managers and enterprise architects, regulators, business journalists, and lawyers who:

  • Are involved in formulating or updating corporate strategy or managers who have to align their business and operational strategies with corporate strategy
  • Have the responsibility to translate organisational strategy into effective performance to deliver results or to oversee this implementation.
  • Want to better understand the differences between operational management roles, strategic management roles and governance responsibilities in areas such as thinking skills, planning approaches, and priorities.
  • Need to develop a better understanding of good international governance practice at corporate, strategic and operational levels.
  • Assess companies for their long-term success and potential to deliver value to stakeholders.

Results

“The end result has turned out to be very pleasing and indeed beyond my expectation”

Some key outcomes reported by delegates who have attended this course include:

  • Clarity about the elements of direction and strategy such as purpose, mission, strategy, goals, key result indicators, vision and values
  • Understanding key elements of direction and governance, such as accountability and stakeholder management, transparency, leadership, risk management
  • Confidence in applying a strategic management system to align goals, measures, targets, plans and actions
  • Insights into the reasons why conflicts between strategic leaders and operational managers are inevitable and how to resolve them so the conflict is healthy
  • Understanding of the difference between corporate and business strategy, appreciation of the importance of the “competitive strategy“ concept in both profit and non-profit based organisations
  • A better understanding of personal strengths as a strategic thinker, leader and manager and areas for further development

Method

  • Board Leadership Development

    Board Leadership Development

    The course provides an opportunity to build on your existing skills, knowledge and experience of leadership and management.

  • The course uses a mixture of short theory explanations, group discussions, individual work, exercises, presentations, video clips, case studies, problem- solving and feedback sessions to provide an interesting, varied and stimulating learning experience.
  • Participants learn how to achieve greater impact in their roles and we provide the opportunity to address specific client situations.
  • Our course leaders have extensive qualifications and experience working with clients in many industries on strategic leadership and management.
  • During preparatory steps, an understanding of current corporate issues and individual concerns is captured and used to focus the workshop content.

Venue & Group Size

The programme will be held at a professional training centre in the West End of London. The non-residential course fee includes training facilities, documentation, lunches and refreshments for the duration of the programme. Delegates are responsible for arranging their own transport, accommodation and evening meals, however, a list of convenient hotels is available upon registration. We will work in small groups up to a maximum of 12 delegates.

Strategic Leadership Development – Agenda

Day 1: Strategy definition and formulation

  • Strategy definition and concepts
  • Corporate, Business and Operations strategy
  • A Strategic Management System
  • Strategic analysis
  • The board’s strategic role

Day 2: Strategy implementation and management

  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Strategy evaluation and choice
  • Strategy communication and implementation
  • Performance measurement framework
  • Case study

Day 3: Strategic Risk and Governance

  • Governance concepts
  • Strategic Risk
  • Corporate strategy – the role of the ‘centre’
  • Achieving strategic alignment
  • Governance responsibilities and relationships

Day 4: Strategic Leadership

  • Leadership and Management – the difference
  • Governance, leadership and management of operations
  • Governing, leading and managing portfolios, programmes and projects
  • Organisational change and transformation
  • Case study

Day 5: Next Steps

  • Assess the risk appetite of your organisation
  • Develop and approve a business strategy
  • Stakeholder management
  • Application of key concepts
  • Individual plans and presentations

Registration

You can book and pay using the form on the left of your screen.  Alternatively, if you wish to simply reserve your place, please use the link below to complete our simple registration form:

 

All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.