Workshop "Modern Leadership & Strategic Planning"

August, 20-24 /2018 Austria


Course Description



“Modern Leadership & Strategic Planning ”




One weeks





Total Cost per trainee

$  3,200


Date of course

August, 20-24 /2018



Target Audience

  • Leaders of organizations with the responsibility to steer their firms in times of change, whilst motivating and inspiring their teams.
  • Chairpersons, board members and directors.
  • Heads of departments.
  • Senior managers and executives.
  • Team members who wish to know the principles and practice of Modern strategic leadership to support and complement the contribution of their leaders.


Training Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand:

  • Ideas associated with the use of power by those in a position of authority.
  • How ‘teams’ work and the idea of ‘Modern Distributed Leadership’.
  • The role leaders play in change processes.
  • The development of leaders within organizations as a key theme in terms of ensuring the organization thrives.
  • The need for strategic leaders.
  • Formulate and execute strategic plans to meet objectives
  • Apply strategy planning processes at an organizational and department level
  • Assess the business environment through SWOT analysis
  • Identify strategic options for long-term competitive advantage

Implement strategies to deliver results





Training Content:


Power, Influence, and Authority

  • What is ‘power’?
  • Dimensions of power
  • Sources of power
  • The dark side of power

Leadership and Teams

  • Team models theories
  • Normative team models
  • Descriptive team models
  • Individual role models –

Belbin’s approach

  • Margerison-McCann team management wheel
  • Time or phase-based models
  • Team mental model
  • Distributed leadership

Leadership and Change

  • History of change
  • Vision
  • Different approaches to change
  • Models of the change process
  • Individual reaction to change
  • Politics of change


Leadership Development

  • What is leadership development?
  • Why bother?
  • Organizational factors
  • Leadership and competencies
  • How are leaders developed?

Strategic Leadership

  • What is ‘strategic leadership’?
  • Do we need strategic leaders?
  • The modern environment
  • What does a strategic leader ‘do’?

Fundamentals of Strategic Planning

  • Defining strategy
    • Components of strategy
    • Discovering why strategies fail
    • Clarifying your organization’s mission, vision and core competencies
  • The benefits of strategic planning
    • The need for strategic planning
    • Assessing tools and processes for strategic planning

Developing the Strategy

  • Ensuring organizational capabilities are appropriate for the strategic environment
    • Analyzing how competitive and other environmental factors shape strategy
    • Determining the impact of operating and remote environments
    • Assessing the external environment for individual departments
    • Identifying your customers and their needs
  • Assessing external forces
    • Analyzing your operating and external environment
    • Initiating a SWOT analysis
    • Prioritizing opportunities and threats
    • Categorizing the external environment with checklists
  • Auditing internal capabilities
    • Identifying strengths by business function
    • Recognizing vulnerabilities
    • Expanding the SWOT analysis

Identifying Strategic Options

  • Evaluating factors for choosing strategy
    • Mapping strategies to product or market life cycle
    • Aligning strategies with capabilities of the organization
    • Choosing strategies to meet stakeholder expectations
  • Selecting appropriate strategic models
    • Identifying sources of competitive advantage
    • Implications of growth and diversification strategies
    • Global strategies for sourcing, operations and marketing

Formulating Your Strategic Plan

  • Considering strategic planning approaches
    • Issue-centric, Entrepreneurial and Holistic planning
    • Assessing organizational readiness
  • Building the plan
    • Key components of a strategic plan
    • Operationalizing the strategic plan
    • Identifying opportunities with portfolio management and gap analysis techniques
  • Linking strategy to actions
    • Aligning strategy with six key organizational factors
    • Identifying gaps between current and needed capabilities
    • Establishing appropriate objectives and milestones
    • Managing culture, human resources, skills, processes and structure for strategy execution
    • Initiating programmers and projects for implementing strategy

Executing Your Strategy for Success

  • Managing stakeholder expectations
    • Establishing effective communication mechanisms
    • Aligning culture to strategic direction
    • Linking rewards to performance
    • Managing the inevitable change
  • Maximizing results with applied processes
    • Connecting people to the execution of strategy
    • Establishing and maintaining communications
    • Designing effective information systems
    • Organizing to execute in line with strategy

Monitoring and Controlling Implementation

  • Establishing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Setting up metrics to measure performance
    • Monitoring progress with dashboards
    • Deploying Balanced Scorecards
  • Dimensions of strategic control
    • Detecting changes in assumptions
    • Coping with a dynamic environment
    • Adjusting for unanticipated events


  • Talent, competencies, and mindsets needed for different strategies
  • New strategy implementation as a change management program
  • The role of the top team in setting the example
  • Building coalitions for change
  • Your leadership style and behavior
  • Exemplary leadership practices
  • Motivating diverse teams and organizations


  • Practice communicating your implementation plan as you would to your staff
  • How to make strategy actionable
  • Managing complexity, scale and pace
  • Managing multiple projects and setting priorities
  • Managing risks to implementation


Training Duration:

5/ Days