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Strategic Planning

Gain a step-by-step framework for strategic planning to solve complex problems in the public sector

Strategic Planning

IPAA Victoria’s Strategic Planning course guides participants through a step-by-step framework for strategic planning, which is specifically geared to solving complex problems in the public sector.

Adaptive strategic planning is an essential public service leadership skill for setting future direction, solving complex problems, and building flexible plans that are adaptable as things inevitably change.

Course overview

This course is an extension of our Strategic Thinking course, but is not a prerequisite of this course.

Participants will gain a deeper knowledge through:

  • exploring real-life case studies of strategic planning as its main teaching tool
  • reflecting on your own work in developing strategies as part of a group.
  • approaching any planning task with a set of techniques and methods to enhance success.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • learn core features and expectations of strategic planning
  • how to progress through planning framework as part of a multifaceted team
  • apply problem-solving methodologies and tools at each stage of the planning cycle
  • analyse and identify success and failure in strategic planning
  • enhance your approach to planning.

Course audience

The ideal course participant is a professional who:

  • is a manager or team member within the public sector
  • is a planning or policy development role
  • is embarking upon a major strategic planning task
  • is about to move into a management position
  • wants to improve and complement leadership skills.

Rich discussion about the complexities and importance of strategic planning at all levels.

 Clyde Juriansz, Department of Education and Training

100% of program attendees agreed that Strategic Planning provided them with skills to build their capability

 2018 IPAA Victoria feedback surveys


Jo Clancy

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Register for an upcoming session

Date & Time

Thursday 18 April 2024
9:30 am – 1:00 pm

In Person

Date & Time

Wednesday 15 May 2024
9:00 am – 12:30 pm

In Person


Geelong VIC – Kardinia Park

Date & Time

Wednesday 5 June 2024
9:30 am – 1:00 pm




  • Platinum member: $530
  • Gold member: $618
  • Silver member: $662
  • Silver (small) member: $706
  • Professional member: $618
  • Concession member: $618
  • Fellow: $618

Non member: $883

(Inc GST)

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Learn more about professional development vouchers here.

Please refer to our new booking terms and conditions.

In-house Sessions

This program can be delivered in an in-house professional development workshop to your organisation.

Have any questions regarding Strategic Planning? Contact the IPAA Victoria team today.