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    Developing Successful Strategies (DSS)
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Course Overview

“Strategic planning is important to an organisation because it provides a sense of direction and outlines measurable goals. Strategic planning is a tool that is useful for guiding day-to-day decisions and also for evaluating progress and changing approaches when moving forward.”



“A strategy is something you can touch; you can motivate people with; be number one and number two in every business. You can energise people around the message.”

Jack Welch


This half day training session will allow delegates to fully understand the importance of developing successful strategies, leaving them able to:

  • Describe what strategy is and how it differs from tactics
  • Explain the 5 steps to developing successful strategies and how these are achieved
  • Determine how best to ensure employee and stakeholder engagement with the strategy
  • Develop and implement effective communication plans
  • Consider the effectiveness of strategic development in their own organisation and to identify any areas for possible improvement
  • Identify whether their organisation has the correct metrics and reporting mechanisms in place to be able to measure success accurately

The Course Agenda

What is strategy?

  • The difference between strategy and tactics
  • Why strategy is important from commercial and regulatory perspectives
  • The commercial impact of developing effective strategy
  • The link between organisational culture, strategy and behaviours

The 5 steps to developing successful strategy

  • Gathering the facts
  • Aligning strategy to vision and values
  • Identifying strategic objectives
  • Tactical planning
  • Managing performance

Employee & stakeholder engagement

  • Communicating strategy
  • The importance of aligning personal objectives to organisational strategy

Maintaining focus and commitment

  • Allocating accountability and delegating responsibility
  • Accurate and timely management reporting – what, when and to whom?
  • Implementing governance arrangements to support the development and pursuit of successful strategy
  • The importance of constructive challenge

Measuring success

  • Setting realistic milestones
  • Measuring the right things
  • Evaluating performance
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Meet The Tutor

Kath Thomas
Kath Thomas

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Who is this course for?

It’s perfect for board members or senior managers including those in:

  • Compliance
  • HR
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management


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