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EDD-8040 Seminar in Strategic Planning and Organizational Effectiveness

This course will focus on the importance of analyzing all elements of the strategic plan to reach optimum organizational effectiveness. Strategic planning is a cornerstone of crafting a successful organization that is forward thinking, action oriented, and able to adjust to a dynamic fluid marketplace. The elements of the strategic plan provide the framework for reaching the organizational vision and mission. Topics will include utilizing appropriate research methods and internal and external analysis tools, choosing an appropriate strategic approach to the marketplace, and using this information to craft a five-year strategic plan that acts as a living document to guide effective leader decision making. By the end of the course, students will have analyzed existing strategic plans, critiqued these plans, and created a new plan to improve effectiveness in an existing organization.

Credits: 3

Offered in Mar 2025

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