Strategic Planning Workshop

Strategic Planning Workshop

Objective /Benefits

Course Description

Strategic planning is about getting your team, department or organization where it needs to go. Starting from knowing where you are and moving to where you want to get to, this programme takes you right through the strategic planning process with helpful tools, techniques, and ideas for every stage to enhance your strategic thinking skills

This programme will facilitate each employee to understand his/her role and the larger goals of an organization so that their performance and knowledge is enhanced. A good strategic plan must include an organization’s values, vision, and mission. 

Course Objective

After completing this course, participants will have learned to:
•    Identify the values that support their company
•    Write a mission statement that explains what the company’s purpose is
•    Complete meaningful SWOT analysis
•    Use tools and techniques to create a strategic plan that directs the organization from the executive to the front line
•    Learn ways to implement, evaluate, and review a strategic plan
•    Use related tools, such as the strategy map and balanced scorecard, can help them develop a strategic plan
•    Understand strategic planning
•    Set goals
•    Assign roles and responsibilities
•    Keep everybody accountable
•    Gather support
•    Make changes
•    Use presentation options, including info graphics and reports

Who Should Attend

Managers with strategic planning responsibility. Although the emphasis is on corporate or organisation-wide planning, the tools and techniques covered will have value for a business unit or departmental managers.

Training Methodology will be based on the following

: Highly Interactive Session, with a bilateral approach to the subject matter allowing participants to share incidences at respective work locations.
: Short Video Presentation
: Mind Mapping and Recap Sessions
: Workshop Session – allowing participants to have a hands-on participation in the application of planning, implementation, and execution of Strategic Planning and work in synergy with other participants
: Ice Breaking / Monotony Breaking Sessions – Purpose of rejuvenating the mind 
: Encourage team work

Duration: 2 days (9am – 5pm)


Program Outline

Course Outline 

Day 1

Lesson 1

Course Overview
•    Welcome & Introduction
•    Workshop Objectives
•    What is Strategic Planning?

Lesson 2
Foundations of Strategic Planning
•    Identifying Values
•    Defining Your Vision
•    Designing a Mission Statement

Lesson 3
Setting Goals
•    SWOT Analysis
•    Setting Business Goals
•    Assigning Roles, Responsibilities, and Accountabilities
•    Problem Solving in Action

Lesson 4
Strategic Planning Snapshot
•    The Strategic Planning Cycle
•    Gathering Support
•    Putting It Into Practice

Lesson 5
Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning
•    Threat Identification
•    Risk Analysis
•    Risk Evaluation
•    Risk Prioritization
•    Risk Treatment
•    Continuity Planning (Preferred framework)

Day 2
Lesson 1
Making the Change
•    Preparing For Change
•    Three Phases of Change
•    Endings
•    Transitions/Neutral Zone
•    Control & Change

Lesson 2
Cosmetics and Layout
•    Reports
•    Info-graphics
•    Presentations
•    Creative Considerations

Lesson 3
Achieving the Desired Objective
•    Staying Focused
•    Security Considerations
•    Strategy Map
•    Balanced Scorecard
•    Case Study

Lesson 4
Workshop Wrap-Up
•    Workshop Review
•    Team Action Plans




S. Suresh Kumar is a trained and certified Risk Management professional in the area of Supply Chain Management and Brand Protection. He attained his Bachelors Degree in Law from the University of Wolverhampton (UK). He then went on to be trained and certified as an auditor and practitioner in the specialized area of Risk Management under the auspices of United States of America Customs and Border Protection(CTPAT Standards); and; Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA Standards), Asia. He is also a Human Resources Development Trainer certified by the Human Resources Ministry.

He is currently the Managing Director of Paradigm Resources (his own business entity), specialized in providing risk management / assessment services for internal / external associates; Consultation on Brand Standards / Management / Protection; Contract Management; Outsourcing & Subcontracting; and; Human Resources training and development programmes on various specialized topics, predominantly, Risk Management related subject matters, either on an one off  or Project basis.

Due to his passion for training and knowledge sharing, he is also currently a Lecturer for Asia e University, lecturing both undergraduate and post graduate students on Risk Management module.

With his background of a law degree, he is able to invoke legal implications in his programmes to make it more comprehensive and value added substance. In addition,  his fluency in English and Bahasa Malaysia enables him to conduct training programmes effectively in both languages.

Prior to his involvement in this field, the facilitator has wide working experience throughout his 15 years of working career in the specialized area of Risk Management, Security Management and Investigations (HR, Security (Operational and Information Security) and Safety, Corporate Governance and Ethics). Being a Head of Department in each of this portfolios, he has acquired substantial job related knowledge and experience in sectors comprising of Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Hospitality Management (Brand Standard & Management) and Contract Manufacturing (Brand Protection and Management).  He is also a trained Workplace Counselor and by virtue of his portfolio of having to deal with people of different job hierarchy, he has very profound people management skills, negotiation skills and effective interaction skills. His previous employers and related portfolios were as follows:-

> Infineon technologies (M) Sdn Bhd – Security Manager (Backend Manufacturing Plant, Melaka)
> Celcom Axiata Sdn Bhd – Manager, Head of Risk Management (Nationwide)
> Rennaisance Melaka Hotel (Marriott International) – Loss Prevention and Brand Standard Manager ( Melaka Hotel Facility)
> Flextronics Penang -  Loss Prevention Manager ( 5 Contract Manufacturing Sites in Penang)

Project Involvement and Lead
> Enhancement Project of Campus wide Access Control and CCTV System
> Anti Fraud Awareness Lead
> Information & Data Protection Policy and Enforcement Project Plan Lead
> Setting up Framework for Corporate Governance and Ethical Conduct
> Ethics Awareness Programme
> Social Accountability 8000 (SA 8000) compliance project
> Site enhancement based on established standards ( OSH, ESH, EMS,CTPAT, TAPA)
> Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Management System for Site
> Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Training for plant wide employees and     Contractors ( Contractors Green Card Programme)
> ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Audit for Site and Contractor’s Site (Quarterly Awareness Training and Compliance Audits0
> Campus wide risk assessment to support customer requirements and potential customer     requirements, inclusive of external warehouse loss prevention requirements and compliance inspection based on EHS, EMS, PDPA 2010 and Supply Chain Security Standards (TAPA & CTPAT)
> Risk assessment for a newly Flextronics Research and Development Centre in Manila, Philippines based on on EHS, EMS, Supply Chain Security Standards (TAPA & CTPAT)
> Warehouse (Internal /External) Audits – Operations and Information Security Standards
> Transport Security requirement and compliance audit (Replacement of Third Party Escort Services with In built Security features)
> Outsourcing & Subcontracting of Business and Manufacturing Process
> New Site set up and critical infrastructure planning for the Flextronics Penang Mechanical fab.
> Setting up of Crisis Management Team and functionality in collaboration with the Melaka State Crisis Management Team
> Plant wide Access Control System & Digital Patrolling System.
> Security and Safety Enhancement Project for Chip Card Business at Wuxi, China.
> Sub-Contractor Site Business Process, Security, Safety and Business Continuity Standards Enhancement Project
    - Munich, Germany
    - Manila, Philippines.
    - Nantong, China.
    - Melaka, Malaysia
> Supply Chain Security Enhancement Project
    - Warehouse (Internal/External) Audits
    - Route Audit.
    - Ground Handling at Cargo Area - Malaysian Airlines System (MAS), Manila Airport, Philippines &    
      Pudong Airport, China.

Professional Recognition
•    Supply Chain Security Practices & Risk Management Methodology recognized, absorbed and gazetted by Royal Malaysian Customs as guidelines for Customs Golden Client application.
•    Trained Workplace Counsellor
•    Trained and Certified Information & Data Security Auditor
•    Television interview by National Hong Kong Television (NHK TV) on Crisis Management of the missing Malaysian Aircraft (MH370)