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.
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.
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.
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