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SWOT (Organizational Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats) Analysis

Course ID SA01LF
Format Web-based

Anyone interested in an analysis of an organization???s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats


Be part of a successful SWOT team! To reach a desired level of success, every organization must be able to use its strengths and learn from its weaknesses.
Students will use the entire analysis process, from conducting an Environmental Scan to using the powerful matrix model TOWS (Threats, Opportunities, Weaknesses, and Strengths), in order to determine ideal organizational strategies.
Participants receive an online workbook that serves as reinforcement for the future and as a comprehensive template for conducting a SWOT Analysis. You will have 365 days to access this course.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0.3
  • Length: 3 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.3
  • Provider: LearnFirm
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • This LearnFirm.com course is designed with interesting, applicable and fun examples for an enjoyable learning experience. The objectives for this course are to give the student a comprehensive understanding of the importance of gathering information before beginning a strategic planning process, how to conduct a SWOT analysis and how to design strategies to meet organizational challenges.
Outline
  1. Introduction to SWOT
    1. Define SWOT analysis
    2. Know the history of SWOT
    3. Explore the fundamentals of a SWOT analysis
    4. Evaluate how SWOT methodology can be applied to strategic planning
       
  2. Environmental Scans
    1. Define an Environmental Scan
    2. Know how to facilitate an Environmental Scan
    3. Learn how to analyze information from the past, present and future
       
  3. Mechanics of SWOT
    1. Classify internal and external factors
    2. Know the questions used in the four categories of SWOT
       
  4. Preparing for SWOT
    1. Understand the importance of knowing your competition and partners
    2. Analyze internal and external elements that correspond with organizational goals
    3. Relate several ways to collect the Voice of the Customer
    4. Know the steps for facilitating a SWOT analysis
       
  5. TOWS Analysis
    1. Define the term TOWS matrix analysis
    2. Know the correct combination of factors in order to create strategies
    3. Apply TOWS matrix methodology to hypothetical scenarios
System Requirements
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Registration Email

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Technical Requirements

  • Computer – PC or Macintosh
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later
  • Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 7 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • For instructor-led virtual WebEx courses, a speakerphone or telephone headset in a designated room or space with no distractions (preferred)

NOTE: Refer to product description for any additional system requirements.

WebEx – Virtual Course: Advance Preparation and Student Information

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Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.
  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 5 business days before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 5 business days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another ASQ course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Web-based

Internet-based, self-paced training modules, which may involve combinations of text, visuals, audio, interactive simulations and quizzes (see specific courses for features and tools).  These web-based courses require a computer and Internet access.

SA01LF Self-Paced English 365 Days List: $129 Member: $119

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