Training for the Future


Strategic Planning, Management Control and Effective Budgeting

Course Code: SPMCEB

Dates: 13 May 17 May | 12 Aug - 16 Aug | 14 Oct 18 Oct | 2 Dec - 6 Dec

Price: £2950 Plus VAT

Duration: 1 Week /s

Course Objective
Developing Strategies, Risk Analysis, Negotiating, Budgeting and Cost Control are the essential skills for those who are dedicated to maximizing their performance and value-added contribution - and that of the people who work for them.

Who should Attend
Chief Executives, Managers, Operations Managers, HR Managers, Strategic Planners, Marketing Managers and all functional executives.

Course Overview


Strategic Risk
  • Identifying the risks in a given strategy

  • Prioritizing risks

  • Contingency planning

  • Risk mitigation strategies


  • Leadership
  • The strategic role and nature of effective leadership

  • The role of the modern leader and how leadership has changed

  • Innovative Leadership skills


  • Effective Budgeting & Operational Cost Control
    Introduction: Building a Common Financial Language
  • The key role of budgeting and cost control in contemporary organizations


  • The Budgeting Process
  • The key features of budgeting

  • Advantages and concerns with budgeting

  • Accountability and centres of responsibility


  • Cost Analysis
  • Different costs for different purposes

  • Fixed vs. Variable costs

  • Contribution Margin analysis


  • Traditional vs. Advanced Techniques in Cost-Control
  • Under-costing and over-costing: the consequences for profitability

  • Indirect (OH) vs. Direct costs:

  • Linking resources, activities and management

  • Variance analysis



  • Learning Goal
    The participants will learn various methods in Identifying Effective and Proven Strategies, Managing Strategic and Financial Risks, Win-Win Negotiating Skills & Strategies, Financial Analysis, Budgeting and Cost Control.

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