Leadership Workshops & Corporate Keynote Speaker

Leadership Workshops

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning and continuous improvement are inseparable, you can't have one without the other. A strong team without a plan will always fall far short of its potential. And because competitors and markets don't stand still, a lack of strategic planning can spell disaster. To use a maritime illustration, you need both a strong engine room and the rudder pointed in the right direction.

This workshop, (the product of 20 years leading the strategic planning process as a senior executive across Canada) will equip leaders to understand the strategic planning process and then make, communicate and execute thoughtful choices. The workshop offers a clear and powerful planning methodology developed over years of study and experience that gets results.

Workshop Overview:

  • Defining strategy: what it is and why it matters.
  • The benefits of strategic planning.
  • An 8 step methodology for developing and executing the plan.
  • Establishing priorities early: which business are you in?
  • Determining the right time frame for the plan.
  • Completing a situation analysis.
  • The strategic hierarchy.
  • Writing objectives.
  • Developing strategies and tactics.
  • Communicating the plan and the progress.
  • Keeping watch - the leader's role as overseer.
  • Keys to effective execution.
  • Avoiding the big mistakes.

Whether you are introducing the strategic planning process to your team or looking to sharpen skills, this may be just the workshop you need to take your planning efforts to a whole new level.


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The off-site leadership development you have been waiting for and the ideal addition to your leadership curriculum. These affordable and highly acclaimed 1/2 day workshops will equip the members of your leadership team with the practical skills they need to build team performance. Check out the course offerings for Winter 2016 here.   Learn More »


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