Create your first strategy: masterclass on strategy planning

  • Course provided by Udemy
  • Study type: Online
  • Starts: Anytime
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Course Description

If you want to increase your impact and implement your best business idea, you will need to think strategically. Strategy planning may sound complicated, but in this course, you will have the chance to try it out for yourself.

In this practical course, you will create your first strategy, following a simple tried and tested method used by many companies. You will apply effective tools to develop your own strategy, from start to finish. And you will learn key concepts about strategic planning.

After completing this course:

  • You will have a complete strategy document, and you will be ready to start making it a reality;

  • You will have applied a range of recognised strategy planning tools used by businesses around the world; and

  • You will have a practical understanding of what makes a good strategy.

This course is the complete toolkit for creating and delivering an effective strategy.

An effective strategy:

  • Can make your business more successful;

  • Inspires others by creating clarity and getting people committed to your goals; and

  • Sets out a clear plan to change or improve your business faster.

You will learn key concepts of strategic planning:

  • You will be able to identify the key elements of any good strategy;

  • You will learn the benefits of having a robust strategic plan;

  • We will discuss some common misconceptions about strategies.

Then you will build your strategy:

  • You will produce a situation analysis using effective tools, such as SWOT and PESTLE analysis;

  • You will create your vision, defining the target situation to create clarity about what you are trying to achieve;

  • Then it’s time to make your vision a reality. You will come up with a proposal, setting the direction of how to deliver your strategy, through scenario planning;

  • Finally, you will develop with a step-by-step plan to put your business idea into action.

And you will come up with a plan of how to engage others in the strategic process. And you will also have access to a Q&A video, so that you have everything you need to make your strategy a success.

A good strategy can set a clear direction through an inspiring vision. It can make businesses more effective, by prioritising the resources available. And best of all, strategy planning doesn’t need to be complicated. Some of the best tools in this course are great exactly because they achieve great results by being simple.

It’s time to create your first strategy. Sign up to get started now.

Who this course is for:

  • Those who want to make their business more effective through a clear strategy
  • Startups or small businesses looking to develop a strategic plan quickly and effectively, without creating rigid structures
  • Those with a big idea that they want to put into action but don’t know where to start
  • Those who want to develop their strategic thinking skills and learn recognised business tools

Course content

9 sections • 38 lectures • 2h 11m total length