Strategic planning models: Learn how to design effective strategic planning models with a strategic management course

Strategic planning models are used by business managers to devise tactical approaches to business challenges. Creating an effective model takes skill and practice - and successfully implanting strategic management based on your analytical model even more so. You’ll need a solid understanding of company’s long-term objectives, a broad view of your business and the world in which it operates, a highly developed analytical capability, and strong leadership skills.

While you can master all of this through on-the-job learning, strategic management training courses are a good way to perfect your abilities under expert guidance and in a shorter time frame.

Mastering the process behind strategic planning models

To develop the necessary skills to design and implement effective strategic planning models, look for high quality business analyst training from reputable business schools. The program framework should take you from analysis to action. It should develop your skills not just for thinking strategically about your business, but also managing your organization to realize your goals and executing your strategic planning model.

1. Analysis

An accurate, whole-picture analysis is the basis to developing successful strategic planning models. You need to be able to accurately analyze all the factors at play in your business and industry, with an interconnected view that places your company in the wider business environment. Look for business classes that provide this holistic view.

2. Strategy

Next you need to develop a strategic planning model that assesses how your business will meet its long-term objectives in this context. Useful learning tools for this within management training programs include global case studies, simulations, workshops and project work to guide you through the process of creating effective strategies. It’s even better if the program allows you to analyse your own business challenges and issues and supports you to develop a strategic planning model for your own business.

3. Implementation

An analytical model of strategic management is necessary, but only the starting point. You’ll need to engage your organization and team in order to implement your strategy. Look for programs that help you become an effective, operational leader - for example, one that directly addresses stakeholder engagement and leadership issues, as well as challenges to implementation. The best programs also provide support once the training is finished to help you successfully follow through with your plans.

Results for the long term

With the right executive development programs, you’ll get the analytical skills to develop effective strategic planning models and the leadership skills to boost performance at team and business-unit levels. You’ll have what it takes to play a key role in keeping ahead in a constantly changing business environment - and meet critical business challenges with target-hitting strategic planning models.

 

Looking for courses related to strategic planning models? How about these IMD programs:

Business development & strategy management training

IMD's Advanced Strategic Management program is for executives moving into significant business leadership positions or encountering a specific business challenge.

During this 3-week senior leadership course from IMD business school, you will:

  • Sharpen your business analysis skills and strategic leadership effectiveness
  • Prepare to boost performance at individual, team and business-unit levels
  • Ensure that your organization is keeping ahead in a constantly changing business environment
  • Understand how to best address your particular business challenge

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