FSMC 008 - Strategic Management

FSMC 008 - Strategic Management

Course Description 
This course focuses on understanding how Strategic Management is an environment that everyone has to be a part of in order to succeed. How your skills as a leader are enhanced with an understanding of the various legislation and regulations that affect your industry. We will explore how “understanding your business” is critical to the overall success of creating a culture of learning and excellence as the foundation of the strategic management environment. We will discuss the concepts of strategic management, strategic planning, business planning, business cases, risk analysis, goals, objectives and culture to see how they link and interrelate. We will explore risk, loss exposure and how to mitigate potential problem areas. Change management can only happen if the human factor is addressed. We will look at the factors that are of a concern to people about the need to change and the reasons that hinder cultural change in the workplace. The course will give the student an initial understanding of the intricacies involved in developing the environment necessary to the creation of the culture required for strategic management to exist and perpetuate as part of the department’s operational performance excellence.   
 
Course Rationale
Senior municipal  leaders including Fire administrators must understand how to create a culture of learning and excellence. Stakeholders must be participants in the task of creating this environment where operational performance excellence is the norm. Organizational change is difficult but it must be an ongoing process if a department is to address efficiencies and have effective business practices guide their decision making. Strategic management is the key to developing a culture of learning and excellence. Administrators must sustain the needed skills to guide the organization on its journey to this worthy destination. Understanding your business, legislation, regulations, risk, loss exposure, business planning, business cases, goals and objectives is essential to leading your department to excellence. This course will give students a clear understanding of the skills, tools and concepts required under strategic management to lead their department on the continuing course of operational excellence within a nurturing culture. 
 
This course is part of the Humber College Fire Service Executive Management Certificate program, and counts as one (1) of the twelve (12) compulsory courses required towards the certificate.
 
The cost for this course is $399.00.  A minimum of 20 participants must be registered in order for the course to proceed.
FSMC 008 - Strategic Management
ONLINE Course Date:  January 18 - February 14, 2021 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE IS FULL
Course Hours: 20
Instructor: Dave Forfar
Additional Information: Once registered course specifics like modules, marking, etc will all be available approximately one week prior to course start date when registered students receive instructions to log on to MyHumber/BlackBoard.
 
This course is part of the Humber College Fire Service Executive Management Certificate program, and counts as one (1) of the twelve (12) compulsory courses required towards the certificate.
 

Course Description   

This course focuses on understanding how Strategic Management is an environment that everyone has to be a part of in order to succeed. How your skills as a leader are enhanced with an understanding of the various legislation and regulations that affect your industry. We will explore how “understanding your business” is critical to the overall success of creating a culture of learning and excellence as the foundation of the strategic management environment. We will discuss the concepts of strategic management, strategic planning, business planning, business cases, risk analysis, goals, objectives and culture to see how they link and interrelate. We will explore risk, loss exposure and how to mitigate potential problem areas. Change management can only happen if the human factor is addressed. We will look at the factors that are of a concern to people about the need to change and the reasons that hinder cultural change in the workplace. The course will give the student an initial understanding of the intricacies involved in developing the environment necessary to the creation of the culture required for strategic management to exist and perpetuate as part of the department’s operational performance excellence.   
 
Course Rationale
Senior municipal  leaders including Fire administrators must understand how to create a culture of learning and excellence. Stakeholders must be participants in the task of creating this environment where operational performance excellence is the norm. Organizational change is difficult but it must be an ongoing process if a department is to address efficiencies and have effective business practices guide their decision making. Strategic management is the key to developing a culture of learning and excellence. Administrators must sustain the needed skills to guide the organization on its journey to this worthy destination. Understanding your business, legislation, regulations, risk, loss exposure, business planning, business cases, goals and objectives is essential to leading your department to excellence. This course will give students a clear understanding of the skills, tools and concepts required under strategic management to lead their department on the continuing course of operational excellence within a nurturing culture.