How to Run a Strategic Planning Process

Enables leaders to design and manage an engaging and successful strategic planning process.

  • Scoping the process and plan project.
  • Engaging Executive (and Board).
  • Stakeholder Engagement, including staff.
  • Designing a compelling and practical document.
  • What is covered in the course?

    • Define purpose, use and scope of the strategic plan.
    • Engage Executives and leaders in the process.
    • Strategic Plan design options and principles.
    • Research and information sources.
    • Techniques for consultation and stakeholder involvement.
    • Structure and process for activity (workshops, interviews, focus groups).
    • Staff engagement and ownership of the plan.
    • Pulling it all together and success secrets.
  • Should I attend?

    This course is designed for leaders responsible for managing the strategy development and planning process for their organisation.

  • How will I benefit?

    You will gain:

    • the skills needed to lead a strategic planning process for your organisation
    • the tools and techniques required to succeed in the process
    • confidence in leading the process and engaging with a range of stakeholders.

  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Your organisation will gain:

    • in-house capability to design and manage a planning process and develop an organisation strategic planning framework.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning = 1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.

What will I receive as part of this course?

  • Printed course book and materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • Certificate of Completion and training record
  • Refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

What further development can I do?

We recommend Writing for Decision Making.

Available course dates:

No dates for this course are currently being offered. Please register your interest for future dates by emailing