Strategic Planning

ByTom Quinn

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is an essential leadership skill. It involves identifying and clarifying the vision, mission and core values of an organisation to establish a fit with its overall aims. Strategic planning requires an awareness of an organisation’s current position, its external environment and impact of these external factors on the organisation. It is a buzz word often associated with secular / business environment, and quite often it is not usually perceived as relevant to Faith organisations. The reality is that the long-term growth/survival of faith organisations depends on a thorough spiritual needs assessment, identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats they face in order to fulfil their vision and the ability to develop their spiritual brand and personality i.e. something that differentiates it from other organisations.The aim of this programme is to evaluate why the process, content and context of strategy is important and to examine how external tools and internal analysis help managers/leaders develop a better strategy.

Participants will learn:

  • How to clarify the vision, mission and core values of their organisation
  • How to set strategic objectives
  • To undertake a strategic review to determine the current position of the organisation
  • How to identify and analyse stakeholder needs
  • The use of analytical tools such as SWOT, PEST and the BCG matrix to understand their organisation and its environment
  • To distinguish between emergent / planned strategy
  • The risk of strategy planning
  • How to identify/establish success criteria

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