Courses & Workshops

Leading Strategic Planning

EXLDR5624

Leading an organization towards a goal or an intended outcome requires a plan - and a plan to implement that plan. Topics may include: direction setting, goal setting; decision-making; problem-solving; moving from strategy to action; and project planning and delivery.


Course Objectives

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Explain the reasons for strategic planning and management in organizations.
  • Articulate how strategic planning can contribute to the success of the organization.
  • Use strategic management vocabulary appropriately.
  • Distinguish between strategic planning, business planning, and program planning.
  • Define the purpose and scope of the strategic plan as a tool for adapting the organization.
  • Identify the key steps in strategic planning.
  • Conduct strategic analysis (SWOT) for the internal and external environments.
  • Define the purpose and scope of the organization's mission, vision and values statements.
  • Develop a strategic vision based on the analysis.
  • Identify an organization's strategic issues and then formulate appropriate strategies and goals to achieve the vision.
  • Critically analyze the strategic plan in relation to the organization's resources.
  • Explain how these strategies can be implemented, evaluated, modified and controlled.

Course Hours

21 hours in total


Choose a Course Section to Register

  • FA1: Nov 1 - Nov 16, 2019 (Edmonton)

    Open to registration until Nov 1, 2019. Registering at least one week before the deadline is recommended as this class may fill up or be cancelled due to low enrolment.

    $745 - Add to Cart

    Format & Location

    Blended Learning course delivery

    Enterprise Square
    Edmonton, Alberta

    Class Schedule

    Nov 1
    Fri 06:15 PM - 09:15 PM

    Nov 2
    Sat 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

    Nov 15
    Fri 06:15 PM - 09:15 PM

    Nov 16
    Sat 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

    Instructor

    Sharon Cameron

    Class Notes

    This class requires a post-work component to be completed after the last in-class meeting. This information will be communicated to you via the class syllabus prior to the class start date. Please contact the Program Office for details.

  • WI1: Mar 2 - Mar 23, 2020

    Open to registration until Mar 2, 2020. Registering at least one week before the deadline is recommended as this class may fill up or be cancelled due to low enrolment.

    $745 - Add to Cart

    Format & Location

    Internet course delivery

    eClass

    Class Schedule

    Mar 2 - Mar 23

    Instructor

    Sharon Cameron

    Class Notes

    This in an online self-paced course to be completed within the start and end dates specified. To start your online learning experience at the Faculty Extension, visit www.extension.ualberta.ca/elearning.

  • SP1: May 11 - May 25, 2020

    Open to registration until May 11, 2020. Registering at least one week before the deadline is recommended as this class may fill up or be cancelled due to low enrolment.

    $745 - Add to Cart

    Format & Location

    Blended Learning course delivery

    Location TBA

    Class Schedule

    May 11 - May 12
    Mon, Tue 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

    May 25
    Mon 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

    Instructor

    TBD

    Class Notes

    This class requires a post-work component to be completed after the last in-class meeting. This information will be communicated to you via the class syllabus prior to the class start date. Please contact the Program Office for details.