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

  • Identify the key steps in the planning process.
  • Devise, implement and evaluate a successful business plan.
  • Develop key indicators to track progress.
  • Manage the budgetary aspects of the plan.
  • Decide how and when to review and revise the business plan.

Main Topics

The Planning Process:

  • The key elements of the planning process.
  • Who should be involved in planning.
  • The role and expectations of stakeholders.
  • Strategic appraisals.
  • The time dimension and the dynamics of planning.
  • Gap analysis - measuring the strategic need.
  • Developing future strategies.
  • Planning activities, projects and identifying priorities.
  • Resource needs to implement the strategy.

Financial Plans and Budgets:

  • Presenting the financial data .
  • The role of budgets and targets.
  • Sensitivity analysis.
  • Understanding the risks inherent in your plans.

Communicating and Implementing the Plan:

  • Formats for successful communication.
  • The various audiences for the plan - understanding their needs .
  • Unit and department plans - what should you include?
  • Responsibilities and personal objectives for implementation.

Reviewing and Revising the Plan:

  • Monitoring implementation and progress.
  • When and how to revise the plan.

Personal Development:

  • Developing your skills and competencies in business planning.
  • Personal action plan.

To become a leading institution in providing a package of value added services; all bundled together for the purpose of achieving organizational excellence and maximizing human assets outputs.

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