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Strategic Planning Made Simple

This workshop can be customised and adapted to meet your specific outcome requirements, either virtually or face-to-face.

Are you looking for a simple, effective and affordable strategic planning, implementation and performance management process that aligns all the staff to achieving the vision?

Many organisations have very complex strategies but there is often a gap between the strategy and the operational implementation of this strategy.  The ec@ps process addresses this gap and people are finding that they can relate to the one page process.  The plan is then executed through an on-line performance management system.


After this 2-day workshop, delegates will have the skills required to be able to produce their own strategy plans.


  • Exercises to develop creative thinking in preparation for opening the mind.
  • Internal analysis of all aspects of the organisation done using the three C’s model – Concept, Competencies, Commitment – group feedback.
  • External view of the organisation and the environment (Stop, Start and Continue exercise and or Strategy Canvas).
  • Reinforcing of the vision for the organisation.
  • The development of critical success factors (strategic goals) from which the strategies and tactics emanate.
  • Creating Key Performance Indicators – measurables and benchmarks.
  • The building of strategic objectives that support the vision and values.
  • All this work will be documented and captured in the ec@ps format.
  • The development of a set of values and acceptable behaviours, which will encapsulate the culture of the organisation.
  • Allocation of responsibilities for each strategic objective.
  • How to communicate and involve other staff with buying in of the vision.
  • The execution process and how this should work.
  • The way forward.

What others have said...

“I found this workshop practical and structured and found the facilitator knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time.  I felt equipped to go out and facilitate a strategy session and have a model and tools to guide me.”
- Merridy Edgson, ME Mentoring and Coaching 
“Wonderfully informative, helpful, relevant. I've learnt skills necessary to take my School to the next level of growth and development. Invaluable training for me!"
- Denay Willie, The Rainbow Academy

“The workshop exceeded my expectations. Clive is a very efficient communicator, easy to relate to, very engaging. He has very good experience to share and provided practical examples."
- Jeanie Knowlden, ITL

More about our facilitator, Clive Howe

Clive is the CEO of Ecaps Consulting and is a published author. His book based on the ec@ps model, “Simple Solutions to Strategic Success” is a set book used for the SMDP programme run by the University of Stellenbosch Business School - Executive Development.

He developed a process called ec@ps (Electronic Compass Aligned Performance System) in 1999, which has been utilised in strategy planning locally and internationally for over 20+ years.  400+ organisations in Africa, UK, Europe and Australia have adopted or used the ec@ps model and that number is still growing.  

Ecaps Consulting have launched an online system to facilitate the tracking of strategic initiatives based on the Balanced Score Card process.  The system also cascades through the organisation where employees can be measured on their KPIs and objectives. The system is an on-line system and thus does not require the purchase of a complete system, but rather a monthly fee for users.  Any existing Strategic Plan or Balanced Scorecard can be incorporated into the ec@ps model with ease.  A web based execution system to ensure the process is monitored and results are achieved is also available.

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In-house Workshops

Our workshops are customisable and we would love to work with you to design this workshop to meet your outcome requirements.

For more informationn, please contact Kym on 082 453 9393 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.