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Fundamentals of Managerial Planning

To be effective, supervisors must perform planning functions, both routine and detailed, as an ongoing part of their jobs. In this course, learn why planning is important; what key steps are involved; how to create effective objectives; how planning differs at the top, middle, and supervisory levels of an organization; and how to differentiate the various kinds of standing and single-use plans. Also, gain an understanding of the essential components of strategic planning used in organizations, including mission and vision statements and SWOT analyses. And, while planning “sets the ship’s course,” the controlling function “keeps it on course.” This course will focus on the definition of “managerial control” and its direct relation to planning, the three types and the characteristics of effective control systems, the four steps of the control process, different types of standards, and the use of management by exception.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to develop effective goals or objectives to direct the efforts of a team or a project
  • The ability to develop, implement, and monitor an effective plan
  • An understanding of how senior managers develop strategic plans for a business and why this process is critical for organizational success

Ideal for

  • Supervisors and managers working in any field
  • Team leaders and project managers

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