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Certified Strategy and Business Planning Professional - LIVE

Develop strategies to drive business performance

The KPI Institute


£899 inc VAT
Or £74.92/mo. for 12 months...
Study method
Online with live classes
5 days, Part-time
Certified Strategy and Business Planning Professional
Professional certification What's this?
40 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Certified Strategy and Business Planning Professional - LIVE

The business world is rapidly changing – creating short-span windows of opportunities and unexpected threats. To adapt and adjust to this dynamic environment, organizations seek planning tools that would allow them to build strategies that are both flexible and shock-absorbent. This course will help improve long-term organizational performance through the use of strategic planning tools. Participants will explore the framework that provides the foundation of a successful business strategy, focusing on the main components of a strategy and practicing the development of an efficient strategic plan. The course will also provide insights on the fundamental principles and methods for communicating strategy across the organization.


Certified Strategy and Business Planning Professional

Awarded by The KPI Institute


40 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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  • Obtain structured knowledge, that can be transferred into all areas of your professional life;
  • Access an innovative learning experience based on a 3-stage educational process;
  • Obtain a premium recognition as a Certified Strategy and Business Planning Professional by completing a unique international learning program.

Learning objectives

  • Comprehend fundamentals of the strategic planning process;
  • Learn to coordinate teams in order to set up to design strategies;
  • Set clear strategic objectives, evaluate strategies and suggest adjustments;
  • Understand key areas of a business model.


  1. Key concepts
  2. Corporate Identity
  3. Strategic internal environmental scanning
  4. Choice of a competitive strategy
  5. Strategic external environmental scanning
  6. Vision & choice of a growth strategy
  7. Strategic objectives & projects at the Corporate level
  8. Strategic objectives at Departmental level
  9. Business as usual & projects at the Departmental level

Certification process

1. Pre-course

  • Needs assessment
  • Pre-course evaluation quiz
  • Guidance and schedule
  • Forum introduction
  • Pre-requisite reading
  • Expectations

2. Core course

  • Attend live course sessions in 5 days (4 hours per day)

3. After-course

  • Forum discussions
  • Action plan
  • In-house presentation
  • Additional reading
  • Learning journal

4. Evaluation

  • Certificate of Completion (soft copy): after completing pre-course activities and passing the Certification Exam;
  • Certificate of Attendance (soft copy): after participating at the 5 days of live session course;
  • Certified Professional diploma (soft copy): after you have successfully completed all of the 3 stages of the learning experience and the full payment was received by contractor;
  • CPD Certificate of Attendance (soft copy): once successfully obtained the Professional status.

Educational resources


  • Architecture of the planning process;
  • Timeline and governance of the strategy planning process;
  • The KPI infographic.

Qualitative reports

  • Performance Management in 2012, 2013, 2014.


  • 11 Videos dedicated to Performance Management.


  • Free access to all Performance Management webinars series from 2014 to 2016.

Course materials

  • Course slides;
  • Course notes;
  • Course quiz.


  • Annotated templates: SWOT analysis, PESTEL analysis, The Porter model, SWOT analysis
  • Strategy folder: Purposeful identities (impact, mission, values, vision), Desired state of evolution, Business model overview, Portfolio of initiatives, Resource planning tools, Risk management tools, Budgeting forms.
  • Other relevant educational resources in the field of strategy and business planning.

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  • Available for 6 months, providing access to 500 fully documented KPIs and over 20.000 KPIs enlisted and one research report from the Top 25 KPIs series.

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Who is this course for?

Participants’ profile

  • Business owners and top management
  • Middle management professionals
  • Consultants and academia


Software: Zoom

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.