Strategic Planning

Course overview

Participants will be introduced to a toolkit to support participatory and inclusive strategic planning. The training is designed to take participant through a process that will assist teams and organizations to identify appropriate goals, strategise for delivering these and develop an operational programme. The workshop will offer a ‘reality check’ to challenge participants to recognize what stops organizations fulfilling their potential and build this into their planning. The workshop will be grounded in participants’ own working environment and real-life organizational constraints. Emerging strategic plans will be challenged in the context of organizational systems, culture and budgets. This can be offered as a training in skills for Strategic Planning or it can be a facilitated event working towards the output of a real strategic plan.

Course details

Courses rosette

Course objectives

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Formulate a strategic hierarchy of objectives
  • Conduct visioning exercises
  • Construct realistic mission statements
  • Use tools such as SWOT, STEP, Force fields Analysis, Stakeholder and Risk Analysis to help formulate strategic plans


Our courses utilise a variety of methodologies, such as role play, reflective questionnaire, case studies, reflective journal, participatory analysis tools and much more. We design programmes to include a useful mix of hard and soft skills, combining practical tools and tips with brief ‘theoretical’ inputs where relevant. At CIDT we are great believers in experiential learning. Therefore our courses and workshops are very participatory and active in nature, so be prepared to share your ideas, experiences, problems, challenges and practices with other. We also believe that learning should be fun – so please also bring your sense of humor with you!

Course Content

  • Introduction to Strategic Planning approaches
  • Information Gathering to support Strategic Planning
  • Introducing the main steps in the process and tools that can be used: Visioning; Objective setting
  • Developing a strategic plan – the process.

What our participants say…

“The trainers knew our context very well and have solid experience on the subject areas.”

“The trainers had a positive attitude, focus and good sense of humour.”

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