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    Overview

    This one day session will equip existing and aspiring directors with the skills to prepare effective business strategies within the context of the:

    • Business and its environment
    • Strategic options available to the business
    • Resource allocation and the performance evaluation methods associated with the development and implementation of business strategy

    This workshop is practical and includes case studies. It is equally appropriate to private and quoted companies.

    Training objectives

    At the end of this workshop each participant will have:

    • Understanding  business strategy, how it impacts the business plan and how it relates to corporate strategy
    • Understand the conceptual models used to analyse the organization’s  opportunities and threats, strengths and weaknesses
    • Understand the techniques for developing strategic options and making appropriate strategic choices
    • Understand the basis of resource allocation and performance evaluation


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    COURSE OUTLINE
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    PART I: BUSINESS STRATEGYN & INDUSTR

     ANALYSIS

     

    Module 1: The hierarchy of strategies

    Module 2: The structure of business strategy

    Module 3: Analysis of industries

    Module 4: Competition and competitors

    Module 5: Introducing the case study

     

    PART II: MARKETS CUSTOMERS & MARKET DRIVEN STRATEGIES

    Module 6: The analysis of markets, customers and generic market strategies

    Module 7: Integrative case study: identifying opportunities and threats

     

    PART III: RESOURCES, COMPETENCIES & COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

    Module 8: The analysis of financial resources, people and operations

    Module 9: Knowledge and innovation

    Module 10: Competencies

    Module 11: Adding value and competitive advantage

    Module 12: Integrative case study: identifying strengths and weaknesses

     

    PART IV: FINDING THE WAY FORWARD

    Module 13: Developing strategic options and allocating resources

    Module 14: Evaluation and performance management

    PART V: REVIEW

    Case study review

    Course review

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    FORMAT

    An interactive one day session which involves examples and case studies

    Training account officer: 07454459895