Leading Strategic Planning

    EXLDR 5624 is offered this summer:

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.
  • Use strategic management vocabulary appropriately.
  • 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.
  • Explain how these strategies can be implemented, evaluated, modified and controlled.


Jul 21, 2021Aug 11, 2021
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

Class info
  • This in an online self-paced course to be com­plet­ed with­in the start and end dates spec­i­fied. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence at the Fac­ul­ty Exten­sion, vis­it www​.exten​sion​.ual​ber​ta​.ca/​e​l​e​a​rning
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until July 21, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
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

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject 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.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

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EXLDR 5624 is offered this summer: