Leading Strategic Planning

    EXLDR 5624 is offered this spring:

Lead­ing an orga­ni­za­tion towards a goal or an intend­ed out­come requires a plan — and a plan to imple­ment that plan. Top­ics may include: direc­tion set­ting, goal set­ting; deci­sion-mak­ing; prob­lem-solv­ing; mov­ing from strat­e­gy to action; and project plan­ning and delivery.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the reasons for strategic planning and management in organizations. 
  • Articulate how strategic planning can contribute to the success of the organization.
  • Distinguish between strategic planning, business planning, and program planning.
  • Define the purpose and scope of the strategic plan as a tool for adapting the organization.
  • Identify the key steps in strategic planning. 
  • Conduct strategic analysis (SWOT) for the internal and external environments.
  • Define the purpose and scope of the organization's mission, vision, and values statements.
  • Develop a strategic vision based on the analysis. 
  • Identify an organization's strategic issues and then formulate appropriate strategies and goals to achieve the vision.
  • Critically analyze the strategic plan in relation to the organization's resources.


May 30, 2024Jun 20, 2024

There will be an assignment due after the last day of the course.

Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

21 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Sharon Cameron

Your Instructor

Sharon CameronID: sharon-cameron

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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EXLDR 5624 is offered this spring: