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This course will be run as a live simulcast online course presented through Microsoft Teams. You will be required to use Excel 2016 or later during this course.
The evolution of globalisation, biotechnology and information technology together with sustaining the environment and lifestyle make short-term forecasting difficult and long-term prediction fraught with danger. Although the future is totally unknown, organisations need ways to think through possible futures and develop strategies that are robust.
The objective of this course Basic Strategic Analysis is to instil in you the appreciation of the answers to the managerial questions: what is the present situation of an organisation, what will the future environment look like and how will the organisation fit into that environment, and finally how does an organisation move forward from the present situation to that new posture.
Prior Knowledge: No prior knowledge is assumed.
Prof. Charles S Newton obtained his PhD in Nuclear Physics from the ANU in 1975. He is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Engineering and IT, UNSW Canberra. He was the Head of the former School of Computer Science (currently a part of School of Engineering and IT) from 1993 to 2003. He was the President of National Committee of the Australian Society for Operations Research (ASOR) in 1995-96. He is the co-author of the book Optimization Modelling: A Practical Approach, Taylor & Francis /CRC Press, Boca Raton. Prof. Newton is well-known, both nationally and internationally, for his practice in Operations Research specifically for defence related problems.
Prof. Ruhul A Sarker obtained his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Dalhousie University (former TUNS), Halifax, Canada in 1992. He is currently a Professor in the School of Engineering and IT, co-ordinator of the Master of Decision Analytics program in the school, and the Director of Faculty Postgraduate Research at UNSW Canberra (located at ADFA), Australia. He was the Deputy Head of School (Research) from 2011 to 2014. Prof. Sarker’s broad teaching and research interests include decision analytics, computational intelligence, operations research, and applied optimization. He is the lead author of the book Optimization Modelling: A Practical Approach, Taylor & Francis /CRC Press, Boca Raton. Prof. Sarker has successfully obtained more than $1.5million external research grants. He was a member of the national executive committee of the Australian Society for Operations Research (ASOR) and Editor-in-chief of ASOR Bulletin from 2000 to 2011. As recognition of Prof. Sarker’s contributions to ASOR and Operations Research, ASOR awarded him an ASOR Medal (2011) and Special Service Certificate (2009). Currently, he is an associate editor of three international journals.
This three-day course addresses an approach to strategic analysis. The course will discuss a possible toolset used to conduct a practical structured approach to strategic analysis. It will cover the phases of understanding the complexity of a problem faced, visualising possible different futures, developing robust actions against possible futures, identifying a possible organisational structure to implement those actions and producing a workable action plan.
Courses will be held subject to sufficient registrations. UNSW Canberra reserves the right to cancel a course up to five working days prior to commencement of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will have the opportunity to transfer your registration or be issued a full refund. If registrant cancels within 10 days of course commencement, a 50% registration fee will apply. UNSW Canberra is a registered ACT provider under ESOS Act 2000-CRICOS provider Code 00098G.