Strategic & Business Planning

Strategic & Business Planning training

A strategic plan defines how you intend to achieve your vision. It isn’t a woolly, over generalised statement of intent or an aspirational statement. It contains specifics which guide the development of business or operational plans. However, many organisations fall into this trap.

Vision creation is perhaps the hardest task. Achieving a consensus on what direction the organisation should be going, what the drivers of change are and how far you can honestly plan ahead all contribute to making this task even more difficult.

Ideally, a strategic planning training programme should be delivered when the process of strategic planning is being undertaken by the organisation. The learning, can be applied immediately and improves the quality of outcome achieved.

Course Content

  • Different levels and types of plans and how they are related
  • The key factors governing plan development
  • Vision creation and articulation
  • Differences between visions and mission statements
  • Creating the future operating model
  • Change Programme Delivery Plan development – format, structure, planning and leadership considerations etc
  • Communication strategy development
  • Programme governance and review mechanisms
  • Maintaining the Plan – how, when and by whom?
  • Implementation considerations including: Role assignment and responsibilities, ensuring value for money, on-going stakeholder engagement and demand driven planning, process & policy design and refinement, resource & performance management, governance responsibilities, customer focussed service delivery management, team building and motivation etc

Business or Operational Planning

The business or operational planning process should always be cognizant of the strategic plan which underpins it. In essence, these plans define, in much greater detail, how each of the strategic objectives, defined in the strategic plan, will be achieved.


An initial 1hr consultation, to discuss training requirements, is free of charge, with no obligation to book. If your organisation is based within the greater Belfast area this can take place at your premises, otherwise the consultation will be by telephone.

Training Inquiries

To book any of our courses, please contact us on:
T: +44 (0) 28 9072 6050
F: +44 (0) 28 9072 6060

Our Promises To You

  • We will only use very experienced and highly trained consultants who will deliver results and add value to your project.
  • Put 100% commitment and effort into every project regardless of size and value of the contract
  • Provide a value for money, quality service.