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    BUSINESS PLANNING AND STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING
     

    This program is designed for existing and aspiring board members prepare effective business plans as well as make strategic decisions based on the plans. It is appropriate for both private and quoted companies. It will cover:

    • the business planning process
    • the tools and techniques required to prepare business plans
    • the decision-making processes associated with business planning

     

    Training objectives

    At the end of this business planning and strategic decision-making workshop each participant will have:

    • Understand the structure of a business plan
    • Understand the analytical and forecasting tools used to prepare and process the data for the plan
    • An  introduction to  analytical tools used to manage risk
    • Understand decision-making at board level

     

    COURSE OUTLINE


     

    PART I: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS PLANNING

    Module 1: Purpose of business planning

    Module 2: The hierarchy of strategies

    Module 3: Overview of functional strategies

    Module 4: The business planning model and the structure of the business plan

    Module 5: Relating the business plan to the needs of its audience

     

    PART II: TOOLS, TECHNIQUES & TARGET SETTING

    Module 6: Forecasting volumes, target-setting and developing the budget

    Module 7: Break-even analysis and contingency planning

    Module 8: Pricing for profit

     

    PART III: UNCERTAINTY & RISK

    Module 9: Cause and effect analysis, multiple cause analysis

    Module 10: Data and logic models for handling uncertainty

    Module 11: Risk management, what if analysis, developing scenarios and simulation models

    PART IV: DECISION-MAKING & PROBLEM SOLVING

    Module 12: Rational and non-rational decision-making

    Module 13: Structured problem-solving

    Module 14: Novelty, complexity and ambiguity

    Module 15: Phases in problem-solving

     

    PART V: INTEGRATIVE CASE STUDY

    Case study review

    Course review

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    FORMAT

    An interactive and practical one day session which will involve role play and case studies.