Planning to Succeed - Fundamentals of Strategic Planning

Hours: 8 / Access Length: 3 Weeks / Delivery: Monthly, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $245.00

Course Overview:

Fail to plan, plan to fail. We've all heard that piece of wisdom before. It's true in our personal lives and well as for organizations. Combining two activities, thinking strategically and long term planning, strategic planning can provide goals, communicate priorities, and keep an organization focused on what is important. Successful organizations have learned that a few people in a conference room cannot develop a strategic plan. Whether you are leading a planning effort, participating on a planning team, or just need to understand your organization's strategic plan, this course will provide the fundamentals to build upon. In this course, students will learn the importance of strategic planning and who should be involved. Students will be taught how to build a model for strategic plans and a methodology for creating a strategic plan. Students will also learn how to evaluate the external and internal environment of your organization as well as how to ensure that the organization will follow the plan. The importance and differences between business level, corporate level, and functional level strategies will also be covered.

Course Outline:

  • You will be able to describe the basics of strategic planning, form a strategic planning team and list the eight steps of preferred futuring.
  • You will be able to describe the preferred futuring process.
  • You will be able to employ tools to develop vision, goals, action plans and structure for implementation.
  • You will be able to address the practicalities of strategic planning such as preparing for roadblocks, ensuring execution and preparikng for preferred futuring in your organization.


All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **