+971 2 557 7389 info@petroknowledge.com
Petroknowledge

An Intensive 5 Day Training Course

Strategic Thinking, Analysis and Planning

Mapping-out Your Best Possible Direction

Print this Course

Home » Courses » Management & Leadership » Strategic Thinking, Analysis and Planning
Code Date Venue Fee($)
MG148 15 - 19 Oct 2018 London - UK 5,500
MG148 07 - 11 Apr 2019 Dubai - UAE 5,950

*All fees are exclusive of VAT


Why Choose this Training Course?

"Strategy depends upon the ability to foresee future consequences of present initiatives"

The basic requirements for strategy development includes, among other factors: 1) Extensive knowledge about the environment, market and competitors; 2) Ability to examine this knowledge as an interactive dynamic system; and 3) The imagination and logic to choose between specific alternatives.

This training course has been specifically designed to provide the necessary strategic tools and mapping capabilities to achieve high levels of strategic alignment and consistency relative to both the external and internal environment. In this way, strategy enables professionals to maximize internal efficiency while capturing the highest potential of opportunities in the external environment and gain organisational and personal success.

This training course will feature:

  • Leading-edge thinking in strategic analysis/planning
  • The choices faced in developing strategy
  • The concepts, tools and techniques of ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic planning’
  • Step-by-step processes, providing a toolkit for each stage
  • Mapping and applying strategic tools in managing their specialist roles
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving

Training Objectives click here

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the global leading-edge thinking in strategic development
  • Identify and evaluate the options and implications faced in developing strategy
  • Apply the concepts, tools and techniques of ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic planning’
  • Understand the step-by-step process and apply a strategic toolkit for each stage
  • Map out possible directions using strategic tools to apply to their own specialist role in the alignment of strategic programmes and projects
  • Identify “real” problems and apply decision making principles

Target Audience click here

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge course is suitable to a wide range of professionals who are required to make strategic decisions, and who wishes to learn how to apply strategic tools in their own job and their own career but will greatly benefit the following individuals who belong in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Industry:

  • New & Experienced Supervisors
  • Team Leaders & Line Managers
  • Projects & Process Managers
  • Senior Managers
  • Strategic Developers

Training Methods click here

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven highly interactive adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes facilitated group and individual exercises, case studies, role-play, videos. The instructor will also facilitate learning by encouraging the delegates to test and critically appraise a series of “strategic tools” and their practical application.

Daily Agenda click here

Day One: Global Strategic Thinking, Analysis and Planning

Competency Description: As a manager you have a key operational role in your organization and you need to gain an understanding of current strategic thinking, analysis and planning.

Key behaviours

  • Organizational development
  • Key leading and management vision & mission
  • Creating alignment
  • Managing change

Topics to be covered

  • Recognise how strategic thinking has developed and how it influences strategies
  • Understand the importance of vision and values
  • Distinguish between the process of formulating and implementing strategy
  • Follow the progression of strategic thinking in business
  • Anticipate where strategy may next develop
  • Articulate the conceptual framework of strategy that your organisation uses today

Day Two: Mapping Strategic Options

Competency Description: A good strategy map should communicate everything a company is striving to achieve on a single page. First and foremost employees want them to know exactly what the company is about and what it is trying to achieve.

Key behaviours

  • Uses a variety of diagrammatical skills to convey strategic overview
  • Uses questioning and listening skills effectively
  • Able to influence and persuade through effective communication
  • Able to use various sources of communication methods, including mapping

Topics to be covered

  • Five-Step Strategy Model
  • The Strategy Diamond
  • The Business Model Canvass
  • The Balanced Scorecard
  • Porter’s Five Forces – assessing the balance of power in a business situation
  • Diversification – reducing business risk

Day Three: Core Strategic Tools

Competency Description: Apply the concepts, tools and techniques of ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic planning’.

Key behaviours

  • Understand the step-by-step process and apply a strategic toolkit for each stage
  • Understand and apply strategic tools
  • Analysis internal and external efficiencies
  • Identify issues that will ensure success

Topics to be covered

  • SWOT, TOWS and PESTLE Analysis
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Understanding the components of success
  • The McKinsey 7 S Model
  • Predicting competitor behaviour
  • Exceeding customer expectations

Day Four: Strategic Options for Competitive Advantage

Competency Description: As a manager you will be faced with many strategic options. The key to strategic success is to be able to identify “How you are going to win” and then to lead your team in the right direction.

Key behaviours

  • Identifying areas of competitive advantage
  • Understanding the bigger picture
  • Challenge and test strategic options
  • Working short term and thinking long term

Topics to be covered

  • USP analysis
  • Ohmae’s 3C model - bringing together different aspects of Strategic Thinking
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Porter’s Generic Options
  • 5 P’s of Strategy
  • Developing Future Growth

Day Five: Strategic Problem Solving and Decision Making Tools

Competency Description: Managers are constantly subjected to daily problems, both from above, below and from those around you. It’s essential that you have a good understanding of the principles involved with strategic problem solving and decision making.

Key behaviours

  • Analyzing situations and data
  • Lateral and Vertical problem solving
  • Decision making process
  • Divergent thinking skills

Topics to be covered

  • Problem solving and decision making process
  • 7 Key Steps of Strategic Decision Making
  • Framing of decisions
  • Asking the right questions
  • Assessing risks and analyzing problems
  • 6 Thinking Hats

Also available as an ILM Endorsed course - Strategic Planning Analyst

Related Courses click here

Related Articles click here

Read more about Strategic Thinking, Analysis and Planning below:


Register Quick Enquiry Request an In-House Proposal

DMCA.com Protection Status

Home » Courses » Management & Leadership » Strategic Thinking, Analysis and Planning

VAT Announcement: The Government of UAE have introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services from 01-January-2018. In compliance with the legislation issued by the UAE Government, we will be applying a 5% VAT on the fees for all our programs and services offered from January 2018 as applicable and stipulated in the FTA circulars.

PetroKnowledge Training


Strategic Thinking, Analysis and Planning
Mapping-out Your Best Possible Direction


Code Date Venue Fees
MG148 15 - 19 Oct 2018 London - UK $5,500
MG148 07 - 11 Apr 2019 Dubai - UAE $5,950



Why Choose this Training Course?

"Strategy depends upon the ability to foresee future consequences of present initiatives"

The basic requirements for strategy development includes, among other factors: 1) Extensive knowledge about the environment, market and competitors; 2) Ability to examine this knowledge as an interactive dynamic system; and 3) The imagination and logic to choose between specific alternatives.

This training course has been specifically designed to provide the necessary strategic tools and mapping capabilities to achieve high levels of strategic alignment and consistency relative to both the external and internal environment. In this way, strategy enables professionals to maximize internal efficiency while capturing the highest potential of opportunities in the external environment and gain organisational and personal success.

This training course will feature:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge course is suitable to a wide range of professionals who are required to make strategic decisions, and who wishes to learn how to apply strategic tools in their own job and their own career but will greatly benefit the following individuals who belong in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Industry:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven highly interactive adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes facilitated group and individual exercises, case studies, role-play, videos. The instructor will also facilitate learning by encouraging the delegates to test and critically appraise a series of “strategic tools” and their practical application.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Global Strategic Thinking, Analysis and Planning

Competency Description: As a manager you have a key operational role in your organization and you need to gain an understanding of current strategic thinking, analysis and planning.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Two: Mapping Strategic Options

Competency Description: A good strategy map should communicate everything a company is striving to achieve on a single page. First and foremost employees want them to know exactly what the company is about and what it is trying to achieve.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Three: Core Strategic Tools

Competency Description: Apply the concepts, tools and techniques of ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic planning’.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Four: Strategic Options for Competitive Advantage

Competency Description: As a manager you will be faced with many strategic options. The key to strategic success is to be able to identify “How you are going to win” and then to lead your team in the right direction.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Five: Strategic Problem Solving and Decision Making Tools

Competency Description: Managers are constantly subjected to daily problems, both from above, below and from those around you. It’s essential that you have a good understanding of the principles involved with strategic problem solving and decision making.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Also available as an ILM Endorsed course - Strategic Planning Analyst

Print Page

© 2018. Material published by Petroknowledge shown here is copyrighted.

All rights reserved. Any unauthorized copying, distribution, use, dissemination, downloading, storing (in any medium), transmission, reproduction or reliance in whole or any part of this course outline is prohibited and will constitute an infringement of copyright.


Sending your message. Please wait...

Close

There was a problem sending your message. Please try again.

Please complete all the fields in the form before sending.

Download PDF

© 2018. Material published by Petroknowledge shown here is copyrighted.

All rights reserved. Any unauthorized copying, distribution, use, dissemination, downloading, storing (in any medium), transmission, reproduction or reliance in whole or any part of this course outline is prohibited and will constitute an infringement of copyright.


Sending your message. Please wait...

Download PDF Click here to download PDF file Close

There was a problem sending your message. Please try again.

Please complete all the fields in the form before sending.

Download The Complete PetroKnowledge Training Schedules Here

Quality Assured Training

PetroKnowledge is one of the exclusive group of training providers who have been awarded the prestigious ISO 29990:2010 accreditation.

ISO 29990:2010 ISO 29990:2010 & ISO 9001:2015

Our Training Partners

We are an approved training provider and partner to over 10 global institutions. We believe in training excellence and our partners are a testament to that commitment.

Institute of Leadership & Management
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
 Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
Energy Institute
merican Society for Nondestructive Testing
American Welding Society
Project Management Institute
German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA).

The PMI® Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.