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Developing the Strategic Manager - development programme - CIPD Training
Do more than just ‘manage’ – think and act strategically. Explore how to better integrate organisation strategy into your operational responsibilities to improve focus and productivity.
Designed for middle to senior managers, this course will give you practical tools and techniques to think strategically and how to apply them to your business context.
This programme consists of three elements to give you a blended learning experience. You must attend and complete all the elements as they are designed to embed the skills and knowledge you gain at the workshop.
Suitability - Who should attend?
This programme is for middle to senior managers with operational background looking to explore how to better integrate their organisation’s strategy into their operational responsibilities. This will enable a strategic overview in everyday activities, thus creating better focus for improved productivity.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
By the end of the Developing the Strategic Manager course, you will be able to:
- Define ‘strategy’ in your organisational context
- Define the concept of strategic thinking and explain how to apply it to your business context
- Identify the barriers to a successful application of your organisational strategy
- Explain how to influence change in approach to strategy
- Apply practical tools and techniques to deploy strategic thinking for operational excellence.
All our programmes can be run in-house, where we can tailor the content to your organisation’s unique needs.
Training Course Content
This programme is made up of four elements:
1 day face to face workshop
- Definitions around strategy
- What is strategic thinking?
- Strategic management in times of change
- Acknowledging barriers to implementing strategic management
- Practical solutions to overcoming barriers
- Build your personal development plan
One week after the workshop: Individual Research Activity
Research on the subject of strategic management. Test some of your thinking against the models and ideas. Record your research in the form of a short report, blog, or business magazine article that critically assesses factual points and outlines your opinion and point of view.
Two weeks after the workshop: Individual Reflective Activity
Make a short video / presentation / podcast / image / picture / drawing / animation to articulate your company strategy and what you will do differently with your team, customers or other relevant stakeholders as a result of this programme.
One month after the workshop: one hour Webinar
Delegates come together for a one hour live webinar to review the theory they have researched and discuss progress, as well as offering support and feedback to each other.
Please note: it is your responsibility to ensure you attend all elements of this programme including the research and reflection activities on the VLE and the follow up webinar. There are no refunds, discounts or transfers available for non-attendance. If you do not complete all elements, a certificate of completion will not be issued.
Non-member Fee: £880 + VAT
CIPD Member Fee: £790 + VAT
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