Create a Strategic Plan
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In this course, you will

  • Identify an opportunity
    Identify an area in your business to create a strategic plan and develop a plan with the support of your project advisor.
  • Use the right methods 
    Gain a clear understanding of strategic planning and apply a range of templates and toolkits to your guided project.
  • Develop relevant skills
    Develop and improve a selection of key skills relevant to strategic planning.

5 steps to success

16-20 hours over 6+ weeks

Help is always available

Project advisor support

Invaluable insider insights from your project advisor.

Up to 3 hours of 1-2-1 support.

Guides & resources

Switch on to our online library to access authentic case studies, proven business models, and practice scenarios that will help you test and deliver your plan.

Up to 4 hours of content.

Examples of tools and templates you will be introduced to

SWOT Analysis

Use this situational analysis tool to help you understand where your company is now, so you can figure out what needs to be done to reach your end goals.

PESTLE Analysis

Understand the external factors affecting your company and think about which are important now and which are likely to be important in the future.

Business Model Canvas

Think about the various internal factors that might be affecting your company and how the different parts of the business interact.

Risk Register

Show your colleagues that you're aware of issues and challenges you might face with this project and explain how these risks can be mitigated. 

Power skills you will develop


Engage in different ways to exchange information and convey meaning to achieve desired outcomes.

Critical thinking

Gathering, interpreting, evaluating, or using evidence in a thoughtful, intentional, and critical way.

Evidence -based decision making

Use evidence, from familiar and new sources in order to underwrite your own decisions and where appropriate to offer rebuttal to the decisions of others.


Motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common objective. 


Research from new or alternative perspectives, making new connections in order to solve problems.

On completion you will have

Discovered ways to create a strategic plan

Demonstrated live project experience around a key opportunity in your business to create a strategic plan.

Transferable skills to use across your business

Gained proficiency in critical skills fundamental to strategic planning that supports your career development.

Resources you can turn to again and again

A structured business plan with templates that you can download and use in future projects.

Credly badge

A Credly badge that certifies your competence in drafting strategic plans.

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