Certificate in Strategic Planning


Limited Time Offer


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In this course, you will learn how to define a sound strategy for your organization, including developing a mission statement and goal statements for the various functional areas in the organization. You will also be introduced to basic concepts in building a portfolio of programs and projects that meet both organizational needs and provide opportunities for learning. Finally, you will have the opportunity to practice these concepts of strategic planning with a case study.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define what strategy is and distinguish between mission, vision, goals, objectives, programs, projects and tactics;
  • Specify organizational strategy by formulating mission statements and goal statements;
  • Identify external forces that influence the formulation of organizational strategy;
  • Define what a portfolio is and explain why organizations use them;
  • List five common elements of good project management processes.
  • Develop a mission statement and vision for an organization
  • Conduct a SWOT analysis
  • Develop objectives and strategies for an organization
  • Create an action plan to implement a strategic plan
  • Understand the importance of monitoring and modifying a strategic plan

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop strategic plans for organizations. The course covers topics such as identifying organizational mission and vision, conducting a SWOT analysis, developing objectives and strategies, and creating an action plan. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a strategic plan that can be used to guide an organization’s decision-making.