Moving from Operational Manager to Strategic Manager and Leader

Inspire and direct your team to greater readiness and competitiveness

Add value to your organisation by understanding the needs of your customers

Anticipate, create and encourage change

Spot opportunities for successful strategic alliances

Become an innovative, visionary leader

Establish a strategic culture

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your work unit

Description

Moving from Operational Manager to Strategic Manager and Leader is a comprehensive 2-day executive program designed to help you advance from operational manager to strategic leader. Participants will be guided on understanding the framework and key components of well-orchestrated strategy planning and execution and how you can play a pivotal role to shape and achieve your organisation’s strategic vision.

You will discover how you can energise your management skills to catalyse your organisation’s strategy development and execution. You will also learn the secrets to successful strategic planning and execution by leveraging on your role as champion, synthesizer, facilitator and implementer to influence and engage key stakeholders to build stronger relationships

This workshop will feature:

  • Inspire and direct your team to greater readiness and competitiveness
  • Add value to your organisation by understanding the needs of your customers
  • Anticipate, create and encourage change
  • Spot opportunities for successful strategic alliances
  • Become an innovative, visionary leader
  • Establish a strategic culture
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your work unit

What are the Goals?

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

  • Develop strategic management skills to redefine your role and increase your strategic value to champion successful strategies and lead organisational changes
  • Acquire the key framework and elements of well -orchestrated strategy management and execution
  • Learn the secrets of achieving successful advancement from operational manager to strategic leaders
  • Gain enduring framework to balance operational deliverables against the organisation’s strategies
  • Conduct persuasive conversations to engage and influence key stakeholders to accelerate strategy development and execution

Who is this Workshop for?

This program is designed for but not limited to mid to senior level Operational and Business Managers who want or plan to move into a strategic role and be equipped with strategic skills in their current roles to help their organisations grow.

How will this Workshop be Presented?

This workshop combines theory and practice. We use company examples to illustrate how the techniques presented have been applied in real case studies. The purpose is to use a mix of proven learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented.

Course Content

Developing and Balancing Your Operational and Strategic Management Skills

  • Establish a Working Definition of Operational Management
  •  Explore the Key Attributes of Today’s Strategic Thinkers
  • Find the Balance Between These Core Competencies
  • Reflect on Your Current Use of Operational Management and Strategic Leadership in Your Own Work Setting

Creating a Strategic Frame of Reference

  • Understand the Key Components of a Strategic Frame of Reference
  • Define Key Outputs at Each Level

Understanding Your Current Operational Mission: Your Team, Your Customers and Your Competitors

  • Clarify the Purpose of Your Work Group in the Context of Your Organisation
  • Draft a Mission Statement Defining the Operational Reality of Your Work Group
  • Create a SWOT Analysis to Help You Understand Your Team, Your Customers and Your Competitors

Developing a Strategic Vision: Moving from “What Is” to “What If”

  • Assess Customers’ Needs, Wants and Expectations
  • Determine Optimal Approaches for Developing Customer Data and Input
  • Learn to Use an Importance/Performance Matrix to Set Priorities for Your Work Group
  • Understand the Power of Vision
  • Create a Linkage Between the Organisational Vision and Your Work Group’s Mission

Making Your Vision a Reality: Influencing Key Stakeholders

  •  Develop Persuasive Skills to Sell Your Strategic Ideas
  •   Explore a Range of Options for Influencing Others
  • Assess Your Ability to Encourage Innovation
  • Learn How to Conduct 5 Key Conversations to Encourage Innovation in Your Group

Your Personal Plan: Developing and Selling Your Vision of the Future

  •  Create a Strategic Frame of Reference for Your Department, Work Unit or Team
  • Prepare to Communicate Strategically
  • Identify and Practice the Key Conversations You Intend to Have upon Your Return to Work
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