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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
  • Online/Tokyo/Osaka/Nagoya/Others
  • Duration
  • 2 days(9:30-17:30)
  • PDU
  • Business/Strategic: 14.0

Select date & time

  • Jul.04-05,2022 09:30~17:30 @Online
  • Aug.22-23,2022 09:30~17:30 @Online
  • Sep.08-09,2022 09:30~17:30 @Online
  • Oct.11-12,2022 09:30~17:30 @Online
  • Dec.19-20,2022 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

Prerequisite / Pre-Assignment


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