The course is split into three main sessions:
- What is the strategy?
Summary of strategic plan requirements: You cannot execute a strategy if you don’t have a clear/explicit strategy to execute. Yet, far too many organisations have a serious lack of strategic clarity. We will consider the key components of a successful strategy management system
- Effective monitoring of progress
What gets measured gets managed; but simply having strategic KPIs and supporting data is NOT enough. The successful monitoring of progress, the need for corrective actions or refreshment of strategy in response to changing conditions will not happen by accident. You need to have an effective monitoring process/discipline. Your management review process needs to be focused, disciplined and decisive
- Culture, behaviours, disciplines
To quote, Peter Drucker said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. A lack of cultural alignment to strategy will prove fatal to good strategy execution. This full-day session examines the key elements of culture/discipline/behaviour necessary for successful implementation of your organisation’s strategic ambitions
The course will conclude with a certification exam of multi-option and true/false questions based on the content covered on the course.
Who Should Attend
The course is aimed at all those in managerial/supervisory positions who are accountable for delivering business plans: for translating strategy into results.
This is not a “planning” course – rather, the course focuses upon the successful implementation of the plans. In other words, for executing the strategy of the organisation and its component business units and departments.
Benefits of Attending
- Understand the key components of successful strategy execution – avoid the strategic failures organisations experience
- Develop a wider understanding of the need for strategic agility in a fast-changing and dynamic business world
- Recognise the cultural challenges to achieving successful strategy implementation
- Develop your own Execution Status and Action Scorecard to take back and implement in your organisation
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Alan Fell is a UK-based management consultant and trainer, specialising in strategy management/Balanced Scorecards and in financial management.
In the first half of his long career, Alan worked in a large London-based bank where he held a range of senior management positions in the areas of business planning and financial management. In his last banking role Alan led a pioneering Balanced Scorecard programme from which he comments …
"I became convinced that a Balanced Scorecard, provided that it is sensibly designed and rigorously used, can transform the performance of an organisation. Since that early experience in 1994-6 I have been a passionate advocate of the BSC concept."
For the last 20+ years, Alan has operated as an independent management consultant and trainer, with a strong international focus. He has run over 400 training and consulting assignments across the world, from Australia/New Zealand to South Africa, South-East and South Asia and the UK/Europe – and occasionally in North America. But his predominant activities have been in the Middle East, working in exclusive partnership with Informa.
Since 2010, Alan has been a Senior Associate of the Balanced Scorecard Institute and, in conjunction with Informa, has led very many certified Balanced Scorecard and KPI training courses and follow-on implementation consultancy assignments.
Alan also focuses on strategy execution, including regular certified training programmes with Informa. He comments …
“Planning is (relatively) easy: the challenge for all organisations is to deliver the plan, to execute successfully the chosen strategy. Simply having a plan is not enough – you need effective management processes and, above all, an aligned business culture.”
Alan also runs regular financial management courses with a special focus on cost management, budgeting and rolling forecasts.
Upon completion of this training course, participants will earn a digital badge.
Earners of the Certificate in Strategy Execution badge are able to utilise the key components of a successful strategy management system and the tools and techniques to support execution. They are able to implement explicit, owned and measurable elements of a strategic plan to facilitate execution and employ effective strategic agility in a fast-changing and dynamic business world.
Execution roadmapping, Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Canvas, setting targets, cascading and alignment, implementing KPIs
- Attend and participate in the 5 full days of training course duration, led by the designated training expert, with less than 2 hours of noted absence.
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 444 7444
Fax: +971 4 444 7445
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and pass the assessment will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Pricing excludes 5% VAT, which will be charged where applicable