Management Consulting Training – Strategic Planning
The Client Performance Solutions’ strategic planning consulting section of the management consulting training provides a small business consultant with the methodology and tools to orchestrate an efficient, effective and valuable strategic planning process.
A key to the strategic planning process is how the small business consultant facilitates the sessions in a way that generates the most appropriate plan, one that is achievable, affordable, and on-point for achieving the changes necessary for the organization to grow and become more profitable. The CPS management consulting training related to the strategic planning process prepares the small business consultant to navigate through the many difficult subjects and problems that may rise during this critical business event.
Participant dynamics are critical during the strategic planning process, and if the environment is not “safe”, that is, if participants cannot share ideas without fear of retribution, then the process will not benefit from important debate and collaboration.
Another key element of the management consulting training for the strategic planning process is learning the value and therefore the priority of issues that surface during the sessions. The small business consultant will need to understand how to determine which suggested initiatives will move the performance “needle,” or whether there are other valid business reasons why an initiative that does not move the needle will be considered.
This portion of the management consulting training will include learning how to design a plan that has the greatest likelihood of implementation and success. Many business owners will communicate that their original or latest business or strategic planning process was sound and valuable, but that they did not implement the plan to the extent that the business could benefit to its fullest.