Public Sector Strategy – Level 1

KEY INFORMATION

  • Course Code: PS103A
  • Duration: 1 week
  • Fee: £2625

COURSE OUTLINE

The Strategy Change Cycle: An Effective Strategic Planning Approach for Public and Non-Profit Organisations

  • A ten-step strategic planning process
  • Tailoring the process to specific circumstances

Initiating and Agreeing on a Strategic Planning Process

  • Planning focus and desired immediate outcomes
  • Desired longer-term outcomes
  • Developing an initial agreement
  • Process design and action guidelines
  • Have realistic hopes for the process

Clarifying Organisational Mandates and Mission

  • Mandates
  • Mission
  • Stakeholder analyses
  • The mission statement
  • Process design and action guidelines

Assessing the Environment to Identify Strengths and Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges

  • Purpose
  • Desired immediate outcomes
  • Longer-term desired outcomes
  • External environment assessments
  • Internal environment assessment
  • The assessment process
  • SWOC/T analyses: an example
  • Process design and action guidelines

Identifying Strategic Issues facing the Organisation

  • Immediate and longer-term desired outcomes
  • Examples of strategies issues
  • Eight approaches to strategic issue identification
  • Process design and action guidelines

Target audience

  • Elected and appointed policymakers, managers, and planners in governments, public agencies, and non-profit organisations who are responsible for and who want to learn more about strategic planning and management.
  • City council members, mayors, city managers, administrators, and planners.
  • Sheriffs, police chiefs, fire chiefs, and their staffs.
  • School board members, administrators, and staff.
  • County commissioners, administrators, and planners.
  • Governors, state cabinet secretaries, administrators, and planners.
  • Legislators
  • Chief executive officers, chief administrative officers, chief financial officers, and chief information officers.
  • Executive directors, deputy directors, and unit directors.
  • Presidents and vice presidents.
  • Boards of directors of non-profit organizations.

Learning outcomes

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

  • The reasons public and non-profit organizations (collaborations and communities) should embrace strategic planning and management as ways of improving their performance.
  • The elements of effective deliberation and deliberative practices.
  • An effective strategic planning and management process for public and non-profit organizations that have been successfully used by many thousands of public and non-profit organizations around the world – the Strategy Change Cycle.
  • How to apply the process including information on specific tools and techniques that might prove useful in various circumstances within organizations, across organizations, and in communities.
  • The major roles that must be played by various individuals and groups for strategic planning to work and how the roles are played.
  • The various ways in which strategic planning may be institutionalized so that strategic thinking, acting, and learning may be encouraged, embraced, and embedded across an entire organization.
  • Many examples of successful (and unsuccessful) strategic planning practice.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • 30 hours of classroom-based training
  • Apple iPad
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated November 23, 2018
This course is Campus based
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2,625 GBP
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