Category Management
Title Moving from an Operational Manager to a Strategic Thinker
Date January 20, 2019 to January 24, 2019
Venue Jeddah
Fee 5750.00 SAR

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Who Should Attend

  • Managers with five years or less of management experience who want to move into a more strategic role. 

Program Objectives

  • If you want to move from being a good manager to being a great manager, strategic thinking is imperative.
  • Strategic thinking enables you to tap into the potential of your employees, understand the needs of your customers, and recognize your competition’s game plan.
  • This program offers key insights and ideas into the core skills of strategic thinking as well as actionable steps.
  • Instead of being buried in your department’s ongoing activities, you will become a valuable strategic thinker, an innovator, a persuasive player and a champion for change who adds value to your organization, your customers and your stakeholders. 

Program Outlines 

  • Definition of operational management
  • Explore the key attributes of today’s strategic thinkers
  • Understand the key components of the strategic thinking model
  • Develop a strategic thinker’s approach for your own work environment 
  • Strategic thinking: moving from a limited context to a broader view
  • Develop an inventory of SWOT that you recognize in your business Create a mission statement defining the operational reality of your work group
  • Identify the forces influencing the future of your work unit 
  • How to build vision and strategic leadership
  • What are Mission and Vision? Where do they fit in? What is their value?
  • Key elements of a good mission statement and a good vision
  • Differences between a mission and a vision statement
  • Define key outputs at each level using various planning tools
  • How to set priorities for strategic action
  • Identify the profile of the manager or the leader 
  • Explore options for enhancing communication effectiveness
  • Conduct key conversations to encourage innovation and risk taking
  • Assess your skills to lead change
  • How to manage change with action-oriented skill
  • Applying influencing techniques to overcome resistance
  • Negotiating for resources using win-win approaches
  • Explore a range of options for influencing others
  • Strategy Execution and understanding the challenge of strategy execution
  • Understanding the key requirements for successful strategy execution
  • Assessing your organization on these key requirements
  • Case studies