Strategic Planning in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

DATE: 2-6 September 2019
VENUE: Colombo Plan Staff College, Bldg. C, Department of Education Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
PARTICIPANTS' PROFILE: This course is specifically designed for 14 Officials/Members of the Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB), Bangladesh.


Introduction

Organizational change is an important issue. It is actually a process in which an organization optimizes performance as it works toward its ideal state. Organizational change occurs as a reaction to an ever-changing environment, a response to a current crisis situation, or is triggered by a leader.

One of the areas where an organization needs to change and can change is the Mission, Vision, & Strategy. Organizations should continually ask themselves, "What is our business and what should it be?" Answers to these questions can lead to changes in the organization's mission (the purpose of its business), its vision for the future (what the organization should look like), and its competitive strategy.

This program leads us to a process we call strategic planning. Strategic planning is a tool for organizing the present on the basis of the projection of the desired future. A strategic plan is a roadmap to lead an institution from where it is now to where it would like to be in the next five years. In strategic planning, directional guidelines are given by the institution’s stakeholders. These guidelines aid appraising the changing market conditions and spot opportunities or dangers. They examine the organization’s strengths and weaknesses, mission and organizational values. Then, they try to match the corporate opportunities with the organization’s strength and priority commitments.

It is necessary to have a strategic plan for each organization, as this will help chart its future. Strategic planning would ensure that an organization is in sound state and would be able to maintain their operations. It will have a 3 to 5-year projection at least and would very well know how to get there.

This program will therefore elaborate on strategic management as a process for setting both long-term and short-term strategic directions for the organization. The central thrust will be to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage since strategic management is the process of ‘strategic decision making’. It is expected that by learning the process of strategic planning and management, a systematic way of carrying the interrelated activities is undertaken to obtain desired goals and objectives of particular institutions.



Objectives

The participants are expected to:

  • Comprehend the role and significance of a strategic plan in the development of a TVET institution.
  • Understand the role and significance of the strategic plan’s elements such as vision, mission, strategic goals and objectives and be able to formulate a draft of those elements.
  • Create a monitoring plan and a logical framework to better understand the strategic plan.


Main Contents

To achieve the objectives set forth, the following main contents will be delivered:

  • Special Lecture: Overview of Strategic Planning
  • Theme Paper 1: Conducting SWOT Analysis
  • Theme Paper 2: Preparing Risk Analysis and Assessment Plan
  • Theme Paper 3: Conducting Stakeholder Analysis
  • Theme Paper 4: Formulating Vision and Mission
  • Theme Paper 5: Drafting Goals and Objectives
  • Theme Paper 6: Formulating Strategies and Activities
  • Theme Paper 7: Developing the Monitoring and Logical Framework


Expected Outputs

The followings are the outputs of this training program:

  • Statements of Vision, Mission, Goal, Objective, Strategy, and Activity
  • A draft strategic plan