08 Apr 2023

Strategic Leadership and Management

Strategic Leadership and Management


 This Strategic Leadership and Management training course in Johannesburg aims to give delegates the opportunity to develop and enhance both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills needed for strategic leadership especially at political regional, continental and global level, while looking at the challenges of moving towards strategic leadership roles and the process of strategic thinking. It

offers opportunities to learn about recent leadership theories developed by gurus and business schools, and to review practice based on practitioner experience across the world. This training course will explore insights into corporate governance, strategy, and the role of a strategic leader.

The rapid changes reshaping organizations today require leaders who stay ahead of the speed of change. Strategic Leadership and Management helps executives understand global leadership dynamics and gain a new mindset and tools to create a clear global organization strategy.

AICD help participants anticipate the future and stay ahead of the economic forces shaping global business with strategic thinking and leadership skills. The program enables you to identify early signals of change in your business, industry, and geography and to connect the dots. You gain greater agility to transform your current international business strategy and vision into a compelling story that insp ires growth in your organization.

Delegates will be encouraged to critically evaluate the importance, relevance and value of different approaches in relation to their own situation and to develop personal action plans to enable them to become more effective leaders.


The course will encourage effective, collaborative methods of leadership and management. This comprehensive training course helps delegates to work in their organizations and leverage the leadership potential of team members. Delegates w ill be exposed to focus on developing leadership skills, personal influence, as well as explore strategies for building a team of strong professionals who will support each other, deal with tough problems efficiently, and take accountability. This training course focuses on tactful leadership practices that are effective in any business.

This training course also offers a comprehensive overview of good management practice for those new to supervision. Thistraining course introduces delegates to the variety of skills needed to be successful and offers insights into how to personally manage the transition from being a ‘technical expert’ to supervision and team

management. If you are new to supervision or management this course offers a compendium of ideas which will impact your practice immediately.

This AICD training course will feature:

 Leadership styles and transformation

  • How to build strong collaborative team work
  • Develop strategies for using personal leadership power and building strong, mutual influence relationships withinorganization
  • Using the performance management process profitably
  • The 4D Management model: direct, delegate, develop and deliver

By the end of this AICD training course, participants will be able to:


  • Explain what constitutes good governance practices
  • Recognise how psychological factors impact decision making and communications at strategic and operational levels
  • Develop strategic thinking skills and use these to align Vision, Strategies and Objectives
  • Enhance leadership abilities through greater understanding of management and leadership behaviours
  • Understand the impact of different leadership styles, systems and processes on culture and innovation
  • Discover the core competencies required for exemplary leadership
  • Examine the ethical aspects of leadership and values which drive lasting results
  • Appraise and select supervision tools that “fast track”” performance
  • Comprehend and utilise the value of the performance management process
  • Create and monitor personalized action plans for self, others and the team

 This AICD training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:


  • Professionals holding senior leadership roles or aspiring to senior positions, who want to understandcorporate governance and its relationship to strategy and high-level leadership. The course will give them understanding and skills in strategic leadership and management,


resulting in greater confidence and ability to conduct their business professionally and with positive outcomes.


  • Those who want to develop their strategic skills
  • Those seeking ‘refresher’ to enhance their strategic leadership & management skills
  • Senior leaders who wish to further develop and enhance their strategic capabilities
  • Employees about to undertake supervisory or management positions
  • Current Supervisors who are interested in building their management skills
  • Team Leaders, site, operations and production Supervisors
  • First time Managers with no formal management training
  • Young employees identified as ‘high potential’ future Managers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AICD training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes highly interactive, hands-on learning style of the Instructor. Many activities will be presented to cause the delegate to engage in and reflect on  the information – a large percentage of the time; the course will require interaction and activities. The Tutor will utilise a combination of presentations, videos, class discussion, group and self-reflective exercises in order to examine all the elements of content. In a risk free environment delegates can practice skills in a non-threatening environment. The emphasis will be on building the confidence for success.

Module 1: The Essentials of Leadership: Vision, Influence & Character

Topic One: Developing a Leader


  • Individual Leadership Development
  • Leadership Styles and Agility
  • The Mindset of a Leader
  • The Leadership Values
  • Top Leadership Behaviours

Topic Two: Interpersonal Leadership Skill

 Active Listening

  • Aggressive, Passive , Assertiveness
  • Developing Empathic Attunement
  • Engaging in Collaborative Behaviours
  • Coaching for Better Performance

Topic Three: Developing a Winning Team


  • Understanding Team Dynamics
  • Managing Performances
  • Improving Team Effectiveness
  • Delegating Effectively
  • Team Building Exercises

Topic Four: Organizational Leadership Management

 Managing Change within the Organisation

  • Impacting Organizational Culture
  • Enhancing Leadership Influence
  • Being An Enabling Leader
  • Developing Organizational Commitment and Meaning

Topic Five: The Leader’s Network

  • Stakeholder Relations
  • The Network Weaver Roles
  • Network Management
  • Network Growth Indicators
  • The Principles of Public Engagement

Module 2: The Management Essentials: Effectively Communicate, Delegate & Manage Priorities to Achieve Management Success

Topic Six: The Foundations of Management


  • Understanding the ‘big picture’ of the working environment
  • Making the transition into management: new skills, fears and expectations
  • What Managers Do? Key competencies and behaviours
  • Personality and impact on management style
  • Identifying your management style
  • The mistakes new managers make and how to avoid them

Topic Seven: Performance Management


  • A focus on Continuous Improvement
  • The role of performance management in organisations
  • Communicating team purpose and clarifying personal contributions
  • Establishing SMART objectives and measure them
  • Planning, prepare and conducting successful performance reviews
  • Management behaviour and outcomes

Topic Eight: Building High Performing Teams


  • Creating the Highly Effective Teams
  • Stages in team development and the managers role
  • Appreciating team roles and diversity
  • Team audit: exercise to evaluate current team performance
  • Problem solving in teams; team exercise for creative decisions
  • Change management and why individuals resist


Topic Nine: Motivating and Engaging your People


  • Building trust: a critical in managing effectively
  • How to give feedback: a tool for development and progression
  • Handling difficult conversations
  • Coaching for personal and team success


  • Communication skills for coaching and management
  • How to Motivate and your people

Topic Ten: Managing Priorities and Delegating Deliverables

  • What are my key deliverables?
  • Managing Time Effectively
  • Delegate to motivate
  • Communicating with impact
  • Personal management SWOT analysis
  • Action planning for future improvement


Topic Eleven: Leadership in a Dynamic, Global Environment


  • Perceptions of Leadership
  • Leadership is learning: the crucible experience
  • Managerial leadership
  • Leadership in strategic thinking organisations
  • Understanding the interrelated factors that impact

Topic Twelve: Leadership in Organisational Excellence

  • Organisation type and leadership development
  • Building cultures of organisational excellence
  • Questioning the ‘status quo’: innovation or adaption?
  • Role model leadership through personal execution
  • Customer focused leadership
  • Implementing a new culture: creating rich innovative pictures

Topic Thirteen: Advanced Strategic Planning

  • Understand the building blocks of a planning process
  • Understand the difference between Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Gain confidence in analysing the external environment
  • Identify which key capabilities can be developed to achieve current and future objectives
  • Learn about the difference between incremental and innovation strategies
  • Recognise the leadership qualities needed for delivering change

Topic Fourteen: The Elements of Good Governance

 Understand what is meant by good governance

  • Recognise the influence of group attitudes and power on decision making
  • Understand what risk and risk appetite represent: what’s acceptable and who decides
  • Understand the effect of how information is presented on decisions, options and choices
  • Understand the importance of compliance: rules, processes and checklists
  • Explore business ethics, moral DNA and resulting performance

Topic Fifteen: Managing for Efficiency & Effectiveness


·       Understand what managers and leaders do and how they handle stress

  • Understand the key elements of managing people & performance
  • Review operational planning, allocating tasks, roles & responsibilities on productivity
  • Review the role of support functions: HR, IT, Procurement in delivering positive customeroutcomes
  • Understand how service quality standards are determined and communicated
  • Gain confidence in budget setting and monitoring

Topic Sixteen: Leaders as Change Agents

 ·       Understand organizational culture and how to use the cultural web

  • Understand how different leadership styles impact culture and climate
  • Learn how managers inspire and motivate people
  • Develop skills in questioning and listening
  • Recognise the value of organizational story telling
  • Review the best approaches for leading change



For more information, please contact:


The Admission Director




21 Detroit Plaza |Pretoria Road|Kempton Park|


Telephone : +27 733797377

Whatsapp Number : +27 733797377








SADC Institute of Commerce and Industrial Practice




Start Date: 8 May 2023
End Date: 19 May 2023
Fees $2,950 Per Foreign Participant and SAR18,000 per Local Participant for 10 days

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