Strategic Planning and Implementation Course

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Unfortunately, we do not have any dates scheduled at this time. Do you have a date in mind when you would like to take your training?

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Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected].


Shape and guide the overall business objectives of your organization by leveraging proven analytical techniques. In this training course, you learn to formulate, execute, and monitor the strategic planning for your organization by assessing your current business environment, identifying strategic options for competitive advantage, and applying strategy processes at the organizational and departmental levels.


5 Days

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Course Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to;

  • Formulate and execute strategic plans to meet objectives
  • Apply strategy planning processes at an organizational and department level
  • Assess the business environment through SWOT analysis
  • Identify strategic options for long-term competitive advantage
  • Implement strategies to deliver results

Course Outline

Module 1: Fundamentals of Strategic Planning

Defining strategy

  • Components of strategy
  • Discovering why strategies fail
  • Clarifying your organization’s mission, vision and core competencies

The benefits of strategic planning

  • The need for strategic planning
  • Assessing tools and processes for strategic planning

Module 2: Developing the Strategy

Ensuring organizational capabilities are appropriate for the strategic environment

  • Analyzing how competitive and other environmental factors shape strategy
  • Determining the impact of operating and remote environments
  • Assessing the external environment for individual departments
  • Identifying your customers and their needs

Assessing external forces

  • Analyzing your operating and external environment
  • Initiating a SWOT analysis
  • Prioritizing opportunities and threats
  • Categorizing the external environment with checklists

Auditing internal capabilities

  • Identifying strengths by business function
  • Recognizing vulnerabilities
  • Expanding the SWOT analysis

Module 3: Identifying Strategic Options

Evaluating factors for choosing strategy

  • Mapping strategies to product or market life cycle
  • Aligning strategies with capabilities of the organization
  • Choosing strategies to meet stakeholder expectations

Selecting appropriate strategic models

  • Identifying sources of competitive advantage
  • Implications of growth and diversification strategies
  • Global strategies for sourcing, operations and marketing

Module 4: Formulating Your Strategic Plan

Considering strategic planning approaches

  • Issue-centric, Entrepreneurial and Holistic planning
  • Assessing organizational readiness

Building the plan

  • Key components of a strategic plan
  • Operationalizing the strategic plan
  • Identifying opportunities with portfolio management and gap analysis techniques

Linking strategy to actions

  • Aligning strategy with six key organizational factors
  • Identifying gaps between current and needed capabilities
  • Establishing appropriate objectives and milestones
  • Managing culture, human resources, skills, processes and structure for strategy execution
  • Initiating programmes and projects for implementing strategy

Module 5: Executing Your Strategy for Success

Managing stakeholder expectations

  • Establishing effective communication mechanisms
  • Aligning culture to strategic direction
  • Linking rewards to performance
  • Managing the inevitable change

Maximizing results with applied processes

  • Connecting people to the execution of strategy
  • Establishing and maintaining communications
  • Designing effective information systems
  • Organizing to execute in line with strategy

Module 6: Monitoring and Controlling Implementation

Establishing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Setting up metrics to measure performance
  • Monitoring progress with dashboards
  • Deploying Balanced Scorecards

Dimensions of strategic control

  • Detecting changes in assumptions
  • Coping with a dynamic environment
  • Adjusting for unanticipated events

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Course Administration Details:


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067.

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 ,or mail [email protected]/[email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course

Send proof of payment to [email protected]/[email protected]

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