AIPMS is pleased to announce a Certificate Course in Strategic Planning course Online and Distance Learning, which starts 1st of every month

Course Overview

to help contribute to the big picture at an organization, managers must possess a solid foundation in strategy and develop an understanding of internal and external resources and contexts to inform decision making in today's competitive global marketplace.

Skilled strategic management professionals establish and direct disciplined approaches to planning and execution that fits their organization by being practical, sustainable and cost effective. The Strategic Planning and  Management Certificate Program gives you an understanding of the discipline of strategic management as a whole and breaks down the required phases and steps for planning, implementation and evaluation of strategy as a management process.

This course presents the concepts of strategic planning and management with innovation and agility, so that an organization's mission, vision, values, programs and resources may be fully aligned. Students will learn the skills needed to develop these key aspects of a strategic plan and manage its successful implementation.

Course Objective

This course provides the learner with an understanding of how to review current organizational management strategies and the skills to develop and implement a strategy plan in a development organizations context.

Learning Outcomes

to achieve this course a learner will:

  1. Understand what Strategic Planning stands for
  2. Understand the external environment affecting an organization
  3. Be able to review existing plans and strategies of an organization
  4. Be able to develop options for strategic planning for an organization
  5. Be able to construct a strategy plan for any organization
  6. Be able to examine factors affecting the implementation of an organizational strategy plan
  7. Be able to plan and evaluate for the implementation of a strategy plan.

Course Outline:

  1. Concept of participatory development
  2. Understanding strategic planning
  3. Formulating Your Strategic Planning
  4. SWOT analysis
  5. Identifying the core values
  6.  Strategic directions focus
  7. Developing strategic objectives
  8. Key strategies or actions
  9. Components of the planning process
  10. Understanding Your Organization’s Mission
  11. Your organization’s core values
  12. Creating a mission statement for your own organization
  13. Creating a realistic future through collective visioning
  14.  Determining organizational mandates (Mission statements)
  15.  Strategy development processes
  16. Strategic Planning Principle
  17. Competitive Strategic Planning
  18. Ensuring Strategic Alignment
  19. Strategic Planning Execution
  20. Learning the three core processes
  21. Understanding resource allocation and strategy formation
  22. Mapping of interventions on timelines
  23. Determinants of the implementation of change
  24. Using strategic planning as an instrument for Organizational Capacity Assessment as well as Monitoring and Evaluation

Computing Requirements:

Participants will need to use email, upload and download word docs, PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board or send assignments by email.   If you do not have internet speed sufficient to download materials, an offline DVD or hard copies course may be the right alternative for you. Materials Provided: Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.

In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 8 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES :( Two Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
ORGANIZERS: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Africa Institute for Project Management Studies  (AIPMS)
Krishna Center 3rd Floor, Woodvale Groove, Westlands Nairobi-Kenya

Tel: +254- 708 257 424
Cell: 0796-417-052