Strategic Planning in the Public Sector

Strategic Planning in the Public Sector

About This Course

A strategic plan is a “north star” that guides an organisation and aligns its people, activities and resources to achieve
common goals and objectives.

  This course equips you with an understanding of the strategic planning process, with an opportunity for you to
apply strategic planning in practice.

Training Dates

To be advised. 
Contact our team here for more information


 Approximately 8 hours

Learning Mode

Live instruction - online or in-person


Obtain a Certificate of Achievement from CAG


No pre-requisites required

Learning Objectives

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand what strategic planning is and why it is important
  • Understand the strategic planning process
  • Apply strategic planning in practice

Who This Is For

Early- to mid-career public servants who want to better understand strategic planning in the context of a public sector organisation, and to acquire the tools to do so more effectively

Course Outline

Introduction to strategic planning in the public sector

  • What is strategic planning and why is it important?
  • Challenges to strategic planning in the public sector

The 5-step process to strategic planning

  • Understanding the context
  • Envisioning where we want to be
  • Identifying and prioritising strategies, policies, and programmes
  • Developing the plan
  • Tracking progress

Application: strategic planning in practice

  • Role play scenario to simulate strategic planning in a public sector organisation

Expert Contributors & Trainers

Kenneth Sim
Managing Director (Strategy and Research)
Yeo Whee Jim
Former Director, Public Service Commission Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office;
and Former Institute Director, Civil Service College, Singapore

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the difference between courses and custom programmes?

Courses can be taken by individuals as a standalone. Custom programmes are cohort-based and specially designed to address specific learning needs of an organisation.

What do pre-requisites mean?

Some courses require that you have a particular set of skills or knowledge before you begin the course.  You are strongly encouraged to complete the pre-requisite course first if there is one listed on the course page.

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

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