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Strategic Planning and Innovation

This five-day course focuses on bringing a creative mindset to organisations and slowly infusing a culture of innovation within. Using real time examples, the course seeks to bring about actionable change in the way that each participant thinks, creating a road map from creativity to strategy using experiential methodology.

Participants in this course will identify and connect their creative abilities, learn and apply creativity tools and techniques to ground level issues and build a personal map of their organisation and its strategic impact.

Strategic Planning and Innovation emphasises individual and group strategic thinking that leads to innovating applications and results in continuous quality improvement.

Strategic Planning and Innovation

  •  Benefit of training
  •  Who should attend
  •  Programme
  •  Accreditation
  •  Union membership
    • Learn and apply creativity techniques to everyday and strategic issues
    • Continuously examine patterns of thinking, leading to newer ways of dealing with challenges
    • Formulate newer plans and practicable strategies for driving change
    • Learn how to identify and leverage relationships with those parties that directly or indirectly influence the decision making processes
    • Experiment with strategy implementation applications
    • One-year complimentary Union membership

Junior- to senior- level managers working in public health who oversee personnel across multiple levels, divisions and locations. Strategic organisational leaders, decision makers and thought leaders who are responsible for the formulation of organisational or programme strategy and who lead organisations at regional, national and international levels.

    • Day 1

      • Welcome and Introduction to Strategic Planning & Innovation
      • Creativity
      • Challenging your thinking style
      • Identifying real-world issues to work through
    • Day 2

      • Information concept brainstorming
      • Case study work
      • Individual problems of managers
    • Day 3

      • Applying new learning to the group
      • Creativity and innovation
      • Managing change
    • Day 4

      • Overview of strategic planning
      • Environmental assessment
      • Practical vision
      • Underlying contradictions
    • Day 5

      • Strategic directions
      • Focused implementation
      • Process steps review

IMDP participants are eligible to earn continuing medical education (CMEs) and/or continuing education units (CEUs).  The IMDP core courses are accredited both by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP).  The IMDP Tobacco Control courses are accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Course participants are offered complimentary, one-year membership. Benefits include online edition of the monthly publication of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD), as well as access to member resources and Members’ Directory. Members also join a scientific section and region of their choice in order to vote and exchange ideas with colleagues within your field of interest. For more information and to access these membership benefits, update personal details and more, visit