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MLC 200 - Strategic Planning, Development and Implementation (10 Days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MLC 200 08 July 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MLC 200 12 August 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MLC 200 16 September 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MLC 200 21 October 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MLC 200 25 November 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MLC 200 30 December 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course will focus on the strategic thinking and leadership behaviors that a high-performance organization needs for a successful long term future. This course will usher delegates in more strategic visionary leadership that focuses to deliver real value to their constituents and customers. This will enable organizations to strive to improve every aspect of the business, as delegates will understand the process of creating value and the execution to bring that value into reality.

In this course, delegates will discover how to move from transactional management to transformational leadership. Real strategic management requires that managers and leaders at all levels create the mindsets and behaviors that are needed to transform the organization from its existing paradigm to the new strategic paradigm that the vision sets forth.

Course Objectives

  • Interpret the internal and external forces shaping the future
  • Develop and follow a strategic road map through a clear vision and statement of strategic intent
  • Identify the competencies and capabilities of strategically agile and effective organizations
  • Recognize your own strategic leadership style, and the styles of others.
  • Effectively prepare, motivate and guide your organization, unit or team towards the vision

Who Should Attend?

  • Project officers
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Anyone who aspires to build his qualities
  • Anyone who is or will be responsible for leading teams or individuals

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Understanding the strategic environment
  • Understanding the strategic leadership competencies – intellect, management and behaviors
  • Recognizing and interpreting forces in the strategic environment
  • Understanding strategic inflection points and strategic scenarios
  • Formulating strategic vision and expressing strategic intent
  • Analyzing and prioritizing strategic issues

Day 2

  • The steps involved in developing a strategy: a checklist
  • Understanding your unique competitive advantage & how to state it
  • Formulating strategy and managing change
  • Creating a corporate culture of consistent strategic development
  • The essence of globalization and global strategy


Day 3

  • Understanding strategic models and paradigms
  • The strategic journey – common models and frameworks for strategic thinking
  • Developing a strategic road map
  • Recognizing and developing the characteristics of strategic agility
  • Understanding and leveraging strategic competences and skills
  • Defining the outcomes

Day 4

  • External analysis: using the PESTLE tool to gain insight & market analysis
  • Determining the right strategies for the organization
  • Importance  of contingency planning 
  • Strategic implementation tools and frameworks
  • Structures and systems for strategic agility and performance
  • Identifying strategic horizons and using the 7S framework

Day 5

  • The framework of a strategy: avoiding 'paralysis by analysis'
  • Using effective tools such as the “new” SWOT, Porter’s 5-Forces, GE, etc.
  • Strategy Matrix: understanding options and analyzing business attractiveness
    • Documenting the plan

Day 6

  • Measurement, analysis and knowledge management
  • Effective implementation - converting planning into action
  • Planning the implementation: using a project management tool
  • Setting expectations: benchmarks, hurdles, milestones
  • Creating team & tasks
  • Setting accountability in place

Day 7

  • How do we communicate the plan?
  • Using multiple channels to get the message across
  • Leveraging people’s learning styles to communicate more effectively
  • Communicating strategy through the organization

Day 8

  • Using your Emotional Intelligence
  • Dealing with resistance effectively & smoothly
  • Setting up a rewards system
  • Celebrating success – but not stopping the momentum

Day 9

  • Separating the KPIs from everything else
  • Blending the financial and non-financial measurements - the balanced scorecard concept
  • Organization performance review as a baseline
  • Using the balanced scorecard as a tool of success
  • Linking the BSC to the strategic (flexible) budget

Day 10

  • Strategic leadership
  • Preparing for the future
  • Effective styles and practices for strategic leadership
  • Recognizing, analyzing and developing the strategic leadership styles used by you and others
  • Developing inspiration and motivation
  • Communicating the roadmap and gathering support