Strategic Thinking and Scenario Planning Training

Introduction

Elevate your decision-making and planning capabilities with our “Strategic Thinking Training” course. This course is designed to expand your ability to think strategically and apply this mindset across various levels of operation, from daily decisions to long-term planning, enhancing both your personal effectiveness and your organization’s success.

Overview

Elevate your decision-making and planning capabilities with our “Strategic Thinking Training” course. This course is designed to expand your ability to think strategically and apply this mindset across various levels of operation, from daily decisions to long-term planning, enhancing both your personal effectiveness and your organization’s success.

Audience

This course is ideal for:

Expectations

Through this Strategic Thinking Training, delegates will be equipped with methodologies, tools and templates for strategic thinking and change management, enabling them to:

Course Outline

Strategic Thinking and Scenario Planning

  • Organisational Performance Analysis: Where does our performance go?
  • The 5 Step Model for Scenario Planning & Strategic Implementation
  • Converting hindsight to foresight
  • Learning from our past: What could we have done better?
  • Developing and focusing on foresight
  • Identifying probabilities, possibilities and potential wildcards in the future
  • Implementing scenario planning
  • Identifying “plausible & preferable” scenarios that you could / should pursue
  • From scenarios to strategic planning
  • Agreeing on appropriate scenarios & strategies to address future opportunities and threats
  • Focusing on strategic implementation

Change Management – for the implementation of scenario planning and strategic thinking

  • Understand why people resist change
  • The change curve, and its effect on individual and team performance
  • Understand the principles of how best to manage the transitions through change
  • Management misconceptions about how to handle change
  • Types of loss employees experience during periods of major changes
  • The phases of transition through change
  • Essential principles leaders should apply for change management
  • How to ensure trust in the process of implementing change?
  • The speed of trust – and how it affects individuals’ willingness to embrace strategic change
  • The Caring Model of Trust

The 6 Phases Model for Effective Change Management

  • Analysis of the envisioned change: SWOT
  • Motivating change
  • Creating the vision of change
  • Developing political support, and ensuring the effectiveness of the change sponsor and change agents
  • Managing the transition of change
  • Sustaining momentum
  1. Promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination
  2. Implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups, to ensure their equitable representation in all occupational categories and levels in the workforce.’

Welcome to our complete guide on Employment equity and its new 2023 amendments. Right here, we will offer you with clear and concise information about this important new EE legislation, ensuring you understand its motive, key principles, EE changes, Compliance and the obligations it imposes on employers. We will also talk the newest amendments and their impact, retaining you updated with the modern day compliance requirements.

At its core, Employment Equity aims to promote fair and equitable workplaces by addressing systemic discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities for all employees. This Act encourages employers to create inclusive environments where diversity is valued and individuals from designated groups have equal access to employment and advancement opportunities.

With the current amendments, Employment Equity has undergone essential modifications. We are going to delve into those updates, highlighting the important areas affected and the implications for employers. By understanding the amended provisions, you will be better equipped to navigate compliance necessities and ensure your employer meets its obligations. At McDowell Development Institute South Africa ( MDSA ) We believe Employment Equity should be about Transformation, Diversity, Inclusive and Equity.

In terms of the new amendment,

  1. Changes include the introduction of an Employer Equity Certificate of Compliance which companies wishing to participate in state contracts are now required to provide. Companies without an Employment Equity Certificate of Compliance will not be able to receive any points under the Management Control pillar of the B-BBEE scorecard and could be subject to fines and penalties for non-compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Management Control has traditionally been the pillar that all sectors struggle the most with.
  2. Sector-specific targets set by the Minister of Employment and Labour ostensibly after consultations with industry over the past 18 months, appear to have been more closely aligned to the BEE scorecard.

The newly amended Employment Equity (EE) Act to aid workplace transformation in SA to come into operation on 01 September 2023

Conclusion

Our “Strategic Thinking Training” provides the insights and tools necessary for you to think and act strategically, ensuring you and your organization stay ahead in a competitive landscape. Transform your approach to leadership and decision-making by integrating advanced strategic methodologies into your professional skill set.

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