There has been much progress in the art of strategic planning and strategic thinking in the past couple of decades.
Fortunately, much like creativity skills, strategic thinking is a skill that can be learned methodically. This course is suitable for anyone who is in a leadership role or in a position where decisions must be made about the current state and future of a given endeavour. What are the 4 P’s of marketing and how can they help you while applying a SWOT analysis? How can you use PEST analysis to obtain a macro-environmental picture where a business operates and make strategic decisions based on that?
How can you evaluate business units in relation to each other and their market in order to make better strategic decisions? How can you monitor the progress of business units and plan ahead as products go through their product life cycle? What are the three generations of the balanced scorecard and what was needed for the creation of each new generation?
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Course Objectives Explain, in the context of organizations, the meaning and importance of system strategies and the ways strategies can be used. Registrations are eligible for a full refund or transfer to another course (that occurs within 12 months) for up to 72 hours after purchase.
If your water is rust coloured please run your cold water taps only (suggested taps: bathtub or laundry tub) until water runs clear. Youth and senior wristbands, as well as vouchers for adult wristbands, will be on sale leading up to the festival at Canadian Tire Deep River, who is our proud wristband sponsor this year. David has been a career civil servant since graduating in Modern History and Economics from Glasgow University in 1978.
Transport Scotland is the Government agency in Scotland responsible for the Scottish Government's responsibilities across all transport sectors. David lives in Edinburgh, is married to Diane with one daughter, Alison, and plays golf whenever time allows. Archie Robertson OBE is an experienced strategic leader who has worked across the transport and infrastructure sectors. He chairs two development companies involved in technology solutions for the construction industry, and urban wind generation technology.
A graduate of Stirling University, he is a fellow of CIHT, a Companion of the Chartered Management institute, and a keen hill walker.
John is a traffic engineer, transport planner and urban designer with 27 years’ experience.
John’s reputation is based on his project work, and he has considerable experience in the conception, design, execution and management of a wide range of transport, traffic and street improvement projects in different types of settlement all over the UK.
Ian is the Chief Officer of the Scottish Charity Paths for All, a post he has held since July 2003. Ian has an Honours Degree in Ecological Science and Wildlife Management from Edinburgh University and has worked in the environment and health sectors in Scotland for the last 30 years. Ian is a voluntary Trustee of a number of environmental and community development charities. Born in Edinburgh while the trams originally ran, Bob grew up in Gracemount where holidays and evening were spent walking the Pentlands, Braids and pavements of Edinburgh also because you were not allowed home until Tea and bed. Sport changed Bob’s direction in life and allowed him to enter SSPE Jordanhill college as a PE Student (Drilly) living for 3 years in Yoker in Glasgow. Lesley Hinds first became a Councillor in 1984 and currently represents the Inverleith ward. Alastair spent his early career years working for one of the country’s top advertising agencies. In 2008, Falkirk was one of the first towns in Scotland to go through the process of becoming a Business Improvement District (BID), whereby town centre businesses voted in a legally binding ballot in favour of contributing collectively to improve the town centre through initiatives and services over and above those provided by the statutory bodies.
In 2011, the Falkirk BID (Falkirk Delivers) became the first BID in Scotland to successfully undertake a renewal ballot, with town centre businesses voting in favour of continuing with the BID process for a period of five years.


Alastair, his team, and his board of directors deliver a series of innovative projects and services contained in the BID Business Plan that aim to clean up the town centre, make it a safer place and more vibrant place in which to visit, work, live and invest. He has a background in neighbourhood regeneration and renewal and health improvement, and has held a number of senior policy adviser roles in government. In fact, recent surveys published in the Wall Street Journal, suggest that the most sought-after skill in an executive leader is strategic thinking. The methods have helped many successful businesses cope with the ever increasing demands of customers as well as dealing with increased competition in a largely global market. You can utilise a variety of tools that will help you collect data systematically, analyse them and obtain guidelines to make strategic decisions. In this course, participants will learn about a series of most commonly used strategic planning tools and see how each can help them gain a new perspective on the operation and future of a given business. Delegates will learn how the results of each can be used as inputs for another or use several tools together to make an informed decision. Its structured design makes it easy for trainers to use the material without much background on the subject.
It is largely a qualitative analysis and decision making that highly depends on the information collected and the scope of the analysis carried out. Courses are designed with attention to detail both on content and style so that you can deliver unique state-of-the-art courses to your clients and get maximum results. Download our training resources and extend your portfolio to meet market demand and deliver state-of-the-art interactive training courses. You’ll grasp the essentials of key components of strategy, how and why they work, and how these components are deployed effectively.
A $100 processing fee applies to cancellations or transfers after 72 hours, but before the cancellation deadline of March 23, 2016. Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Due to the recent improvements on our new website, we no longer support Internet Explorer 8.0 or earlier. Residents in some areas of Town may experience a drop in water pressure and the water may be rusty or cloudy due to flushing of the distribution system.
Keep checking our Facebook page to know when wristbands go on sale, and for many more updates that will be coming soon! We are excited to continue to grow this year and are pleased to welcome many new and returning vendors for the season. Educated at Alva Academy, she went on to graduate from Glasgow University with a Social Sciences MA and Jordanhill College with a Postgraduate Certificate in Community Education.
Latterly she was Shadow Minster for Health and Social Justice and a member of the Parliament’s Health Committee before being appointed Minister for Public Health in the Scottish Government formed after the May 2007 election.
He is the Design Director for a variety of street and public realm design schemes, several of which have recently been implemented or are in advanced stages of delivery. Paths for All’s vision is for a happier and healthier Scotland and its main area of work is to promote everyday walking. He has previously been employed by Clackmannanshire Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. In his spare time Ian enjoys mountain biking, hill walking and sailing, as well as eating good food and attending outdoor music festivals with family and friends. He leads Living Streets Scotland’s work getting more children walking to school, improving walking environments with communities and campaigning for safe, attractive, enjoyable streets, where people want to walk.
5 years ago the department researched 5 walks around the school lasting 1 hour and introduced the walks during curricular PE. Ian joined the then Scottish Executive in 1999 initially working on the Scotland’s first policy on architecture published in 2001. In his teens he toured Britain by bike enjoying the architecture and ambience of the urban environment. He then spent a few years as advertising manager for one of Scotland’s leading tyre and exhaust retail specialists. Before taking up this position, he led the Cross Government Obesity Programme, based at the Department of Health. Tony was a founder member of the government's Neighbourhood Renewal Unit from 2001, where he was responsible for national work on neighbourhood management and health inequalities and the development of Local Strategic Partnerships.
After each tool has been explored, the delegates will have the opportunity to practice it by going through relevant exercises.


The course is fairly modular in that each tool is explored first, followed by guidelines, examples and an exercise where delegates can practice using the tool.
You’ll understand how using strategy in thinking, planning and decision-making works to create and sustain competitive advantage and value for your organization.
Come out and support local farmers and mingle in the buzzing atmosphere the market fosters. Rail projects include the new Borders Railway line, the Edinburgh to Glasgow improvement programme and overseeing the procurement of the new Scotrail franchise. Previous to that he was CEO of the Highways Agency, where he introduced the use of hard shoulder running and Highways Traffic Officers to tackle motorway congestion. Alongside his Chairmanship of Living Streets, he also works to improve the lot of disadvantaged young people through the Prince’s Trust inScotland.
John is Independent Design Advisor to the City of Edinburgh Council, a Design Council CABE Enabler, a Design Review Panelist for Transport for London and Urban Design London, and a contributing author to Manual for Streets 2. These include Camden High Street, Clapham Old Town, Harrow Station Road, Wood Green and the Crossrail stations at Liverpool Street, Abbey Wood and Hayes & Harlington.
Prior to joining Living Streets, he worked as a senior researcher in the Scottish Parliament, focusing on transport, environment and health issues, as a region-wide travel plan officer, took a MSc in Transport Planning & Engineering and worked as a teacher in Japan. After 3 years of Teaching, Bob headed for Europe again playing Rugby in France, then working for 3 major Outdoor companies Karrimor, Berghaus and Vango in European sales eventually based in Alkmaar in the Netherlands. They were tremendously popular with pupils as they could be active for 60 minutes, see parts of the catchment they had not been to and chat with Staff and pupils in fresh air. Born in Dundee, she has lived in Edinburgh for over 30 years in the Drylaw area of the city with her husband Martin, while bringing up her three children. Within Government, APDE provides advice to Scottish Ministers on architecture and the built environment and is the sponsor team for Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS).
Towns and cities have to look good, feel good and be pleasant and comfortable to move around in. A full analysis of a business can take a significant amount of time, including data collection, meeting key staff and so on. Located at the Deep River Town Hall parking lot, the market is open bi-weekly on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. His organisation also gave several towns and villages their streets back by traffic diversion.
In terms of transport planning, John’s portfolio includes ongoing and recent projects in Southampton, the London Olympic Host Boroughs, London Docklands, Middlesborough and Sunbury.
Dawn was co-host of the 8th World Congress on Active Ageing, in 2012 and on the Expert Panel for the Chief Medical Officers Start Active Stay Active recommendations for physical activity and public health in 2011. They also had a ready made way of exercising after school at low cost leading Active lifestyles in beautiful Midlothian. Between 1994 and 1999 Ian was head of the Scottish Arts Council’s Capital Programme funded by the National Lottery. Since 2006 Mike has been a tetraplegic wheelchair user (no more cycling or sailing!) and has a different perspective.His principal activities are concerned with disability access and transport issues, working with Councils and Parliament through organisations such as SATA and Disability Access Panels.
Falkirk was the first town in Scotland to appoint a full-time Town Centre Manager some 25 years ago. She also runs training courses to move research into practice with allied health professionals and fitness instructors. After qualifying as an architect in 1984 Ian worked in a range of public and private sector practices in Edinburgh, London, and Glasgow – specialising in community regeneration work.
Instead, the aim is to illustrate how each technique works, what the best practice guidelines are and what delegates can expect to get from each tool. We are throwing back wristband prices to the 90s and cutting the cost by over half from the 2014 festival. Her recent research (MRC and NIHR) focuses on effects of visualisations of biomechanics on adherence to exercise in older people with a history of falls, group versus home exercise referred through the GP on habitual physical activity, effects of the Otago home exercise programme in visually impaired older people, the outdoor environment on avoidance of activity and falls in older people and reducing sedentary behaviour (long periods of sitting) in older people. She also has knowledge of various industries such as retail and tourism (former Chair Tourist Board) and was Convenor of Lothian and Borders Police Board for 4 years. It is what motivates me to seek to bring about improvements to services that will benefit everybody. As Convener of the TIE Committee I no not underestimate the size of the task ahead in delivering the trams project and other infrastructure initiatives.



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