Strategic Management Course

Strategic Management Course

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This strategic management course will build your skills in determining the best pathways for an organisation to achieve its strategic goals. This strategic management course will blend senior leadership skills with strategic planning competencies to allow you to develop broader conceptual and analytical skills for discerning the optimal path forward to achieve organisational goals. This determination will be assisted by asking the right questions to stakeholders for framing your own decision-making.

This strategic management course will focus on today’s leadership requirement for strong team engagement, whilst also being able to set a strategy for enabling the vision and key deliverables of the organisation to be readily achieved, both locally and if applicable, globally.

Learning Aims

This strategic management course aims to enhance your:

  • Strategic thinking skills in a team environment leadership skills for motivating and facilitating a high performing team.
  • Strategic planning skills in setting team direction for achieving organisational goals.
  • Ability to work with your team to facilitate change, innovation and transformation within your organisation.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this strategic management course you will have:

  1. Developed a range of strategic planning skills by applying key principles expounded by world leading business strategists and a variety of strategic thinking styles.
  2. The capacity to facilitate the best direction for your team to achieve its strategic goals by managing the expectations of key internal and external stakeholders.
  3. Built your capacity, as a leader, to achieve key strategic outcomes more effectively and efficiently for your organisation by fostering a high-performance team environment.
  4. Acquired the skills to coach and performance manage within a team environment so that the correct tactical manoeuvres are made for achieving the desired strategic outcomes for the team and organisation.
  5. Gained the necessary skills to lead change, innovation and transformation within your organisation for enabling the achievement of strategic goals.

Course Content

This strategic management course will cover the following content:

  • Setting strategic goals and strategic planning.
  • Conducting a situational analysis.
  • Review of strategic planning models (e.g. Porters' 5 Forces model).
  • Selecting an appropriate model to assist with implementing your chosen strategy.
  • Formulating a strategy.
  • Building your conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Discerning the best questions to ask stakeholders for building a strategy.
  • How to implement a strategy successfully.
  • Differentiating between strategy and tactics.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the strategy, once implemented.
  • Using feedback for making strategic adjustments to align with your goals.
  • Achieving strategic alignment between organisational goals and team goals.
  • Setting strategic direction for a team.

Intended Audience

This strategic management course is designed for leaders across all types of organisations. It provides input for senior people who are involved in setting a direction for achieving broader team goals and empowering their team members to achieve these goals. This strategic management course is suitable for managers in commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors.

Delivery Style

This strategic management course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows you to work through concepts introduced by the instructor in an application-focused teaching environment. You will challenge your understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in your individual workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This strategic management course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

John Scott applies the latest advanced practices in the fields of business, leadership, organisational psychology, analytics and engineering to educational delivery. He has been involved in management and training for more than 30 years. He has held senior corporate and general management positions for multinationals across a range of industries, both in Australia and overseas.

Today as a global management consultant working across all continents, John captures the most recent thinking and practices in the short courses he teaches at University of Newcastle. John is multi-disciplinary, being degree qualified in business, psychology and statistics. He is also an accredited lean engineering practitioner. He has spent the last 15 years designing courses for a range of leading public universities in Australia, as well as one of the world’s largest private universities headquartered in USA. With this background, he brings to UoN the most up to date short courses for equipping and developing today’s modern professional in the world’s leading practices.



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