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Topic: Organizational Strategies & Planning Process
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Service: Lunch & 2 Coffee Breaks
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Organizational Strategies & Planning Process

Strategic Planning is a management tool. It is used for one purpose only: "To help organizations perform better, focus their energy, ensure that members are working toward the same goals and assess and adjust the direction in response to a very changing and challenging environment."
This workshop helps institutions formulate a strategy on how to best achieve their goals and define an operational plan. It looks into the future and provides direction for the entire organization.  It offers them the ability to determine the process towards the success they are looking for and helps them in their quests for excellence through a detailed plan of action and its related indicators.

Target Audience
This workshop helps mid and senior level professionals (Managers, executive staff and decision makers) develop their basic planning capabilities in order to improve their efficiency, effectiveness & accountability.

Learning Objectives:
By the completion of this course, participants will possess a better understanding of how to:
- Formulate plans to help the organization advance and grow
- Translate the formulated plan into action
- Detect the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) and assess the current position
- Identify goals to better position the organization for long-term competitive advantage
- Define necessary resources for successful implementation


Day 1 (Full Day)
9:00: Welcome Coffee
9:30 - 11:00 Session I
11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 13:00 Session II
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:15 Session III
15:15 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 17:00 Session IV

Day 2 (Half day)
9:30: Welcome Coffee
10:00 - 11:30 Session I
11:30 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 13:00 Session II


On Strategic Thinking
Distinguish strategic & non-strategic planning approaches
Define what is strategic planning
Indicate why strategic planning is important

Objectives and Steps
Stages of Strategic Planning
Barriers to Strategic Planning

Organizational Strategies
Vision (Definition & Characteristics)
Mission (Criteria & Design)
Situational Analysis-SWOT (Components & Results)

Root Cause Analysis
Problems Identification
Goals Determination

Strategies Selection & Prioritization
Defining Objectives
Selecting Activities

Project Design
Project Cycle & Budgeting
Steps of Budgeting & Main Errors

Work Plans
Importance of Work Planning
Difference between Work Plans and Long Range Plans
The Gantt Chart

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Trainer's Biography:

Rouba Mansour Fares
Mrs. Fares holds a teaching diploma in Social Service from Saint Joseph University and pursued her Postgraduate Studies (DESS) in Community health at the Lebanese University where she worked as a lecturer for several years. She has participated in a variety of social activities on different levels like children care, youth and drug addiction, and has an advanced experience in the service of people afflicted with AIDS.
She took part as well  in  a series of local and regional professional training seminars with the NAP - National AIDS Control Program, Lebanon - on topics related to the voluntarily counseling and testing I & II, and with the UNAIDS on Management of NGOs, Monitoring and Evaluation System as well as Mobilization of Resources. She is active on many levels. She worked with different kinds of institutions such as clubs, schools, universities, jails, youth movement and associations. She participated in a variety of projects and trainings with governmental institutions and international organizations (Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with CEMEA International, etc…). In 2010, she has been selected as the Regional Coordinator for the Arab Network Against Aids (RANAA) in the MENA region.
Mrs. Fares is the ‘Social Department and Training Program Coordinator’ at LDN. She is married to Pascal Fares and they have two kids, Lea and Fares.

* Training Fields: Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation & Proposal Writing


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