Learn to incorporate a planning and review process into your business to support an exponential growth.
In business, there are bounds to be barriers and challenges hindering us from not only from sustaining our business but also from growing it to the next level.
As we have a tendency of operating in a chaotic business environment, It is important for us to have a methodical process which enables us to take a helicopter view to assess our business performance and set a clear and measurable path towards business growth.
It is also important to get the right support from our tribe in the organization to share the same enthusiasm for success of the business.
This course will enable you to implement a top-down approach to your business without distrupting operational needs and identify actionable business strategies. This course will teach you the Strategic Planning process in as layman terms possible, helpful for employee engagement.
An overview of course content, explaining how students will benefit from the course.
Students will learn the difference between a Strategic Plan and Business Plan and when either documentation is applicable.
An overview of the strategic planning process from developing business strategies to tracking business performance.
Review of Section 1 Introduction to Strategic Planning
Students wlll learn the concepts behind the roles of Planning team and factors involved when carrying out a Planning role.
Students will learn how to draw up an annual planning calendar and learn the factors to be considered into the calendar.
Quiz to test Section review
An overview of the three main components of Strategic Position assessment process.
Students will learn how Environmental Scanning study is conducted using PESTLE analysis tool. An example is included to illustrate this analysis.
Students will learn to conduct SWOT analysis as part of the internal assessment analysis.
Students will learn to conduct a competitive analysis view of a business using Five Forces analysis.
Students learn to develop strategies using TOWS matrix.
Strategy selection using Balanced Scorecard
Students have the opportunity to practice conducting analysis on their business using the tools provided.
Students will have a practice at converting a business strategy into a set of SMART business goals and action plans
Section Review: The Business Plan
This section explains the essential requirements for a successful budgeting process.
Review of Budget preparation
Sharina is a Chartered Accountant with over 19 years of experience in working in corporate environment in the area of Finance and Strategic Planning.
Her areas of specialties are in upstream oil and gas accounting, statutory and management accounts, and Strategic Planning.
One of the highlights her career was a three year posting in Vietnam where she started a Finance outfit from scratch for a new joint venture development project.
In her career as a Strategic Planner, she has facilitated many top level management meetings where strategic issues are discussed and turned into key decisions for the organizations she was working with. She also took on the role of training other business planners to upskill their capabilities in Strategic Planning.
Besides her profession in Finance and Strategic Planning, Sharina is also a certified life coach and fitness trainer. She has conducted fitness bootcamps helping people with their fitness goals. She is passionate about supporting the elderly in living an independent and joyful life.