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Details for Strategic Thinking and Planning

This paper aims to introduce students to strategic thinking for organisational planning. While this is an extensive area, it is important for students to grasp the need for clarity of thinking, the holding of clear objectives, and the value of proactivity rather than reactivity, flexibility, coordination, commitment and operation from a secure base. 


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Paper code: LEA302
  • Credit points: 15
  • Total workload hours per week: 150
  • Number of timetabled hours per week: 4 *

* Note: Papers with reduced contact hours (such as those taught in Intensive format) will have an increased assessment component.

Prerequisites

LEA101 – Leadership Principles

The following courses are prerequisites:

The paper Strategic Thinking and Planning is part of the subject area Leadership and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)).

Paper Content

Curriculum Objective

This paper aims to introduce students to strategic thinking for organisational planning.  While this is an extensive area, it is important for students to grasp the need for clarity of thinking, the holding of clear objectives, and the value of proactivity rather than reactivity, flexibility, coordination, commitment and operation from a secure base.

Outcomes

Students should be able to:

Subject Content

  1. Christian worldview and its implications for individual and organisational purpose
  2. Christianity meets reason: philosophy and thinking processes.
  3. The Strategy cycle and its relation to Vision, Mission and Innovation
  4. Effective teams
  5. Vision Planning: Understanding the dynamic environment
  6. Vision Planning: Developing a strategic plan Flexibility: maintain or create?
  7. Models of problem solving and strategies for success
  8. Resourcing and organisational security

This course may be offered in the following formats

Lectures, guided discussion/reflections, tutorials, Web-based simulations, games.

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Required Equipment


Assessment Methods

Forum Postings (20%, 2500 words); Strategic Project (40%, 2000); Major Essay (40%, 2000 words)

Prescribed Text

Readings Provided

Representative References

            Journals:

            International Review of Strategic Management

            Strategic Management Journal

            Strategic Organization

            Business Strategy Review

            Journal of Business Strategy