Strategic Planning in Japanese

Strategic Planning in Japanese

Course Summary

Develop the best strategic planning to support your company’s goals.

This course is designed to combine proven-by-practice methods with new insights and ideas from a wide range of current strategic thinking. Gain a wider perspective of management practice through breakout sessions, exercises and case applications. Bring your strategic dilemmas to this program and get direction on analytical and organizational approaches.


  • Fee
  • 154,000 yen (
  • Venue
  • TBD
  • Language
  • Japanese
  • Faculty
  • Quintegral Faculty
  • Location
  • Tokyo/Osaka/Nagoya/Others
  • Duration
  • 2 days

Select date & time

  • Oct.11-12,2021 09:30~17:30 @Online
  • Dec.13-14,2021 09:30~17:30 @Online

How You Will Benefit

  • • Identify strategic planning issues in order to develop a unique competitive advantage
  • • Learn key analytical and conceptual approaches to expand your understanding of the marketplace
  • • Align your organization with your strategic planning goals by integrating strategy, objectives, metrics and performance
  • • Identify evolving strategic patterns and generate ideas on how they can be applied to your organization
  • • Incorporate customer needs into your strategic planning
  • • Use a case study to examine the strategic planning process in detail
  • • Recognize how the actions of customers, competitors and your own company determine the outcomes in your markets
  • • Determine the best approach to effectively implement your strategic planning

Who Should Attend

Executives, division leaders and other senior managers involved in the formation and implementation of strategic planning.

Course Outline

1. Strategic Planning Principles
• Recognize the 50-year evolution of strategic thinking in management practice
• Recognize commonalities of strategy schools
• State some key definitions of strategic planning terms
• Identify the most useful frame of reference for your analysis
2. An Overview of the Strategic Planning Process
• Identify the questions that strategic planning must address
• Identify the analyses typically incorporated in strategic planning
• Describe how these questions and analyses can be organized into a structured strategic planning process
• Make choices concerning some of the decisions necessary in designing a strategic planning approach
• Describe how your planning relates to planning at other levels of the organization
3. Understanding Your Organization’s Mission
• Define a mission statement
• Examine core values of your own unit and other successful entities
• Describe the value of purpose-driven organizations in achieving results
• Develop a mission statement for your unit
4. Assessing the External Assessment, Part 1—Macro Environment
• Distinguish between macro and market environments
• Describe the importance of macro environmental factors in strategic planning
• Identify the macro-environmental trends that shape the landscape, and anticipate how they will evolve.
• Describe how these trends will affect your organization as a whole, and what that means for your unit’s strategy
5. External Assessment, Part 2—Market Environment
• Describe the importance of market trends
• Describe how to identify the needs and wants of customers
• State the role of market segmentation and the value proposition in strategic planning
• Apply an Importance/Performance Matrix
6. Internal Assessment
• The Importance of a Candid Internal Assessment.
• Elements of the Internal Assessment
• Core Competencies and Capabilities
• Analyzing Resources
• Assessing Outcomes
• An Internal Assessment Diagnostic
• Tips for Organizational Data Gathering
7. Strategic Issues and Decisions in Competitive Situations
• Defining Your Competitive Advantage
• Industry Structural Analysis
• Barriers to Entry and Points of Strategic Control
• Achieving Growth and Profitability
• The Product/Industry LifeCycle Curve
• Mega Patterns
8. Strategic Issues and Decisions—Formulating a Strategy
• Data Synthesis, Insight and Creativity
• The SWOT Analysis
• Steps in the SWOT and Priority Issue Identification Process
• Identification of Strategic Priority Issues
• Strategy Check
9. Strategy Implementation
• Vision
• Three Part Action Plan Format
• Action Plan Format—Who, What, When
• Action Plan Format—Expected Benefits and Costs
• Action Plan Format—Actions That Must Be Coordinated
• The Leader’s Job in Execution
• Translating the Business Design into Execution and Internal Strategies
• Creating Accountability
• Three Key Questions
• Alignment
• Reinforcing Alignment: Rewards and Recognition
• The Resource Allocation Process
• Manage the Business
• The Keys to Good Execution
10. The Strategic Planning Process Revisited
• What Approach Works When?
• Creating Your Own Unique Process
• Truths About Strategic Planning
• What Makes a Good Strategic Plan?
• What Happens Next?
• Strategic Planning—Creating Your Own Plan
• Strategic Planning Worksheet



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