Strategic Planning & Management online Certificate course- 11th December 2017- 1st March 2018

Dear Partners

Capacity Africa Training Institute is pleased to announce


Start date: 11th December 2017
Course End: 1st March 2018

Registration Deadline: 10th December 2017

Course Overview

A Chinese proverb states that if you are planning for one year, grow rice. If you are planning for 20 years, grow trees. If you are planning for centuries, grow Men /Women. This course focuses on how organizations undertake strategic planning and its importance in a fast changing world. Learners will understand why it is important to develop a strategic vision and mission, establish objectives and decide on a strategy. Strategy and strategic plans map out where the organization is headed, its short- and long-range performance targets, and the internal management action required to achieve targeted results.

Learners will discover how important it is for an organization to understand what is happening in their external environment and how the environment is changing. This will then enable learners to review organizations existing plans. Having explored the where they are ,they will understand how to develop strategic options using modeling tools and then develop a strategic plan, giving due consideration to the core values, vision and mission of the organization. Learners will then look at planning and budgeting, the implementation of a strategic plan and the creation of monitoring and evaluation systems to measure progress during the implementation. The Course will provide the most practical strategic planning training for managers who require a quick, simple and logical approach to create a strategic plan for their organization.

Course Objective

This course provides the learner with an understanding of how to review current organizational management strategies and the skills to develop and implement a strategy plan in a development organizations context.
Learning Outcomes
To achieve this course a learner will:
• Understand what Strategic Planning stands for
• Understand the external environment affecting an organization
• Be able to review existing plans and strategies of an organization
• Be able to develop options for strategic planning for an organization
• Be able to construct a strategy plan for any organization
• Be able to examine factors affecting the implementation of an organizational strategy plan
• Be able to plan and evaluate for the implementation of a strategy plan.
Course Participants will learn to:
• What strategic planning means and how it differs from the kind of “maintenance” planning that is typical of most organizations.
• How to implement an effective process to discover what it is that you don’t realize you need to know before you can create an effective strategic plan.
• Ways to use proven strategies for incorporating the team in the strategic planning process.
• The meaning of S.M.A.R.T. goals and how to incorporate them into your strategic planning process.
• Best practice procedures to communicate strategic planning goals to the members of your team to increase buy in and maximize team performance in pursuit of these goals.
• How to develop a meaningful evaluation process to measure the progress the team is making in implementing the plan so that needed adjustments can be made that will assure the plan succeeds

Course Outline:

• Concept of participatory development
• Understanding strategic planning
• Formulating Your Strategic Planning
• SWOT analysis
• Identifying the core values
• Strategic directions focus
• Developing strategic objectives
• Key strategies or actions
• Components of the planning process
• Understanding Your Organization’s Mission
• Your organization’s core values
• Creating a mission statement for your own organization
• Creating a realistic future through collective visioning
• Determining organizational mandates (Mission statements)
• Strategy development processes
• Strategic Planning Principle
• Competitive Strategic Planning
• Ensuring Strategic Alignment
• Strategic Planning Execution
• Learning the three core processes
• Understanding resource allocation and strategy formation
• Mapping of interventions on timelines
• Determinants of the implementation of change
• Using strategic planning as an instrument for Organizational Capacity Assessment as well as Monitoring and Evaluation

Capacity Africa Institute is an organization that was founded in 1999 with the objective of building capacity for development professionals to enhance effective delivery of development services in Africa.

The organization runs training programmes in Kenya, Somalia, Chad Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and South Sudan training over 4000 development workers in the last ten years. We have presented hands on training to over 200 International organizations among them Action Aid , Unicef , Undp , UN Women, OSIEA, Population Services
International, World Health Organization, Ministry of Health, Federation of Women Lawyers-FIDA, Amref, Danish Deming Group, Pact World, Oxfam, War Child, World Relief, Tear Fund, , Shell International, Path, Techno serve, Norwegian People’s Aid, One Love One World, Freedom to Create, Center for British Teachers, JRS Sudan, Christian Mission Aid, Sudanese Red Cross, Mercy Corps International, ADRA South Sudan Sector Programme among others.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 12 Weeks - 8 to 10 hours per week

DATES: 11th December 2017 to 1st March 2018 ( 3 Months) .
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: [email protected]

Prior to the course start date, selected participants will receive, via email, an official invitation letter along with instructions on how to pay for the course. Course log on instructions will be emailed to you on the day the course is scheduled to begin.

Training Package Value for Money. Training will be facilitated by professional with hands on skills and great wealth of proposal writing and fundraising experience.

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator
Capacity Africa Institute
[email protected]