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Strategy is a set of decisions designed to develop and deliver a specific long-term goal. Whatever their level, your managers and leaders will need to put in place an organisational, departmental or team strategy. Even those who don’t manage a team will achieve greater success if they can use strategic thinking when contributing in meetings.

This insightful workshop helps people develop this valuable skill in a number of ways and takes them right through the process – including setting goals, developing mid- and long-term plans, analysing the situation, competition and the environment, scenario-planning/risk assessment, developing tactics to implement the strategy, communicating it effectively/gaining buy-in and turning the plan into action. Participants will acquire lots of techniques, tools and ideas they can apply immediately.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Understand what strategy is and why it is important at every level in business
  • Have a step-by-step approach to creating, communicating and implementing strategy
  • Be able to use a range of tried-and-tested analysis tools used in strategy development
  • Appreciate the impact internal and external changes have on business goals
  • Have increased confidence in their ability to think strategically and gain buy-in to their plans

Strategic Thinking

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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

All our training and coaching can be booked as a one-off course or session where your people will leave with the confidence, tools and skills needed to put their learning into practice Many of our clients work with us to reinforce this learning, while following the 70:20:10 framework, with 1:1 coaching, virtual webinars and learning bites to embed the learning and make it sustainable Here’s a sample of how that journey could look for your people:

Participant needs identified
Line managers briefed on learning programme
Attend face-to-face training course
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Participate in virtual webinar
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Individual 1:1 telephone coaching
Follow-up activities and/or action learning

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