courseCertificate In Strategic Planning

Learn How To Strategize A Solid Plan For Your Business

A solid strategic plan is essential for business success. It should outline your values, mission, vision, strategy, and your plan for getting there.

If you and the people who work with you don’t understand where the company is going, they may all develop their own priorities and actually prevent you from getting where you need to be. Part of getting everyone on board is creating a strategic plan complete with the organization’s values, vision, and mission. Then, there’s the challenge of bringing these principles to life in a meaningful way that people can relate to. This course will help you describe what you want to do and get people where you want to go.

A good strategic plan describes what the owners want the business to do and how to get there. This course will help you identify all the pieces of a strategic plan and how to put them together to create something meaningful.

Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course.

Recognition & Accreditation

These courses are internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by e-Courses4You are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. e-Courses4You is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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What's Included

Wiki_tick  Unlimited lifetime access

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What The Course Will Teach You:

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  • Identify the values that support the company
  • Define the vision for the company
  • Write a mission statement that explains what the company’s purpose is
  • Complete meaningful SWOT analyses
  • Apply tools and techniques to create a strategic plan that directs the organization from the executive to the front line
  • Much more...

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Units Of Study

Certificate In Strategic Planning

Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course.

Session 1: Course Overview

Learning Objectives
Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Understanding Strategic Planning

Understanding Strategic Planning
Understanding Your Stakeholders
Getting Focused
Making Connections
Pyramid Structure

Session 3: Identifying Our Values

Pre-Assignment Review
Option B
Creating Value Statements
Making Connections

Session 4: Designing Our Vision

The Vision Process
Case Study
Moving Forward
Moving Forward
Defining Your Vision

Session 5: On a Mission

Defining Your Mission Statement
Examples
Designing a Mission Statement

Session 6: Performing a SWOT Analysis

What is a SWOT Analysis?
SWOT Matrix
SWOT Checklist
Individual Analyses
SWOT Ratings
Part Two: Reflection

Session 7: Setting Goals

Fitting into the Plan
The Four Perspectives
Timeline for Your Plan
Goals with SPIRIT
Getting Into It

Session 8: Assigning Roles, Responsibilities, and Accountabilities

Who Does What and When?
Making Connections
Establishing Priorities
Types of Decisions
Rephrase the Problem
Rephrase the Problem
Expose and Challenge Assumptions
Use Facts
Grow Your Thinking
Shrink Your Environment Temporarily
Practice Multiple Perspectives
Turn it Upside Down
Frame the Problem Purposely and Positively
Summary
Problem Solving in Action

Session 9: The Full Picture

Strategic Planning Snapshot

Session 10: Gathering Support

Introduction
Accountabilities
Complete
Putting It Into Practice

Session 11: Making the Change

Getting Ready
Case Study
Making Connections
The Three Phases
Endings
Transitions/Neutral Zone
Insights
Control and Change

Session 12: How Does It Look?

Presenting Your Ideas
Infographics
Presentations
Creative Considerations

Session 13: Getting There

Planning for Problems
Security Considerations
Making it Great
Sample Strategy Map
Sample Strategy Map
Sample Balanced Scorecard

Session 14: Mocking Up the Process

Case Study
SWOT Analysis 1
SWOT Analysis 2
Strategic Planning Framework

A Personal Action Plan

Starting Point
Where I Want to Go
How I Will Get There

Training Features

With eCourses4You's e-learning system, certification has never been simpler! You can be starting your IT career or taking your current IT skills to the next level in just a few short weeks. Our award winning learning system gives you all of the benefits of a live class at just a fraction of the cost.

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Expert Instructor-Led Training

eCourses4You uses only the industry’s finest instructors in the IT industry. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

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Visual Demonstrations & Multimedia Presentations

Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. eCourses4You always focuses on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

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Quizzes & Exam Simulators

eCourses4You’s custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding.

This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. eCourses4You Courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing center. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

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Social Learning & Networking

eCourses4You has designed a world class Learning Management System (LMS) This system allows you to interact and collaborate with other students and eCourses4You employees, form study groups, engage in discussions in our NOW@ Forums, rate and “like” different courses and stay up to date with all the latest industry knowledge through our forums, student contributions and announcement features. This LMS is unmatched in the industry and makes learning fun and enjoyable.
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Flash Cards & Educational Games

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Navigation & Controls

eCourses4You’s self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.

System Requirements

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS:

OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)