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Planning and Strategy

Westown Hotel Opebi Link Road (Behind Sheraton Hotel) Ikeja, Lagos
Start Date:
December 11, 2017
End Date:
December 12, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm



Course: Planning and Strategy

Duration: 2 Days Master Class

Date: 11th -12th December 2017

Cost: N60,000

Course Overview

Strategy is about setting goals, understanding the surrounding current and future environment and providing a sense of direction for the organization. In this course, we will cover the 7 steps of the strategy and planning management process, starting with the 'thinking' components of strategy, moving into the 'planning' components and ending with 'execution'. At the end of the course, participants will be able to implement or improve the strategic process at their organizations to reach their vision and achieve their mission.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for managers, senior professionals and professionals who are involved in influencing, formulating or supporting the long term planning and strategy of their department or organization, as well as those who are responsible for linking, measuring and improving the performance of the organization, including strategy or performance management professionals, balanced scorecard managers, business unit and department managers and business analysts.

Course breakdown

Day 1

Strategic thinking and planning

The strategic management process
Strategic thinking versus strategic planning
Benefiting from strategic management
Evolution of strategic models
Moving from strategy to organizational planning

Analysis of the environment

The 5 Cs of strategic analysis
Porter's 5 forces
Creating and capturing value
Conducting a 'SWOT' analysis
Plotting a 'SWOT' analysis
Fundamentals of 'PEDESTL' framework

Vision, mission statements and values

Using vision and mission statements
Definition of vision
Definition of mission
Formulating vision and mission statements
Embracing organizational values
Communicating the vision, mission and values

Day 2

Assessing strategic choices

The 3 primary goals of competitive strategy
The strategy pyramid
Porter's generic competitive strategies
IKEA's cost leadership
Innovating in the industry value chain
Developing a competitive advantage
Cirque du Soleil value curve

Strategic objectives, KPIs and targets

Ensuring strategic alignment in the organization
Developing effective strategic objectives
Using the Balanced Scorecard (BSC)
Creating Critical Success Factors (CSFs)
Using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Characteristics of the right KPIs
Developing different types of KPIs
Setting 'SMART' targets

Developing operating plans

Cascading from vision to action plans
Criteria for effective action plans
Developing strategic initiatives
Operational KPIs and the triple constraints
Developing departmental plans
Managing the execution of strategy
KPI dashboard reporting
Barriers to strategy execution


Austin Anyaoha
Austin has an MBA in Banking and Finance.He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Economist of Nigeria (FCE) and Associate Member (AMNIM) Nigerian Institute of Management. He has over 20 years of working experience cutting across different sectors

For more information on this course kindly call 09056761232 or visit our office at No 22 Kumasi Crescent, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2 Abuja.

Email: [email protected]