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Throughout this highly interactive day, you will have the chance to hone your strategic thinking skills in a collaborative and open training environment. This course enables you to take stock of your current position, analyse the wider environment in which you operate and build a plan. The methodology we use also helps you to achieve a deeper understanding of how better-quality thinking can improve your day-to-day work and the chances of implementing your strategy successfully.

This course can make a substantial impact on your career trajectory and professional awareness, and it’s a must-attend for any ambitious and forward-thinking professional.

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Learning Outcomes

To develop your ability and confidence to think strategically by providing you with an opportunity to:

  • think about what strategic thinking means in practice and why it is important;
  • analyse the external business environment and your company’s internal capacity and capability as well as considering the perspectives of stakeholders who have an interest in success;
  • learn practical tools and techniques which can be applied immediately;
  • practise using these to build your confidence in applying them
09:15 - 09:45

Registration And Light Breakfast

09:45 - 10:00

Welcome / Opening Rounds

  • What do you want to achieve today?
10:00 - 11:00

Strategic Thinking

  • What myths exist about ‘strategic thinking’? What is true?
  • What good examples of strategy have you seen and what made them good?
  • What is your strategic issue?
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:30

Strategic Analysis

  • External environment v. Internal capability?
  • What external factors could help or hinder?
  • What possible scenarios do you need to be prepared for?
12:30 - 13:15


13:15 - 15:00

Strategic Analysis (Continued)

  • What is your Vision of Success?
  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • How strong do those relationships need to be and how can you strengthen them?
  • What can you do to influence them effectively?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses?
15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Break

15:15 - 16:00

Strategic Implementation

  • What is the difference between Change and Transition?
  • What do your priorities need to be?
  • Overcoming your own limiting assumptions
16:00 - 16:15

Closing Round, Evaluation and Close

Judy Oliver

Leadership Specialist

Judy specialises in leadership development, strategic thinking, transition planning and facilitation of multi-agency and multi-professional partnerships and teams and community […]

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Q: Can I book without a purchase order number?

A: Yes. After you have booked on to the course, simply email  [email protected] and attach the purchase order raised. Please quote your order reference number and the course you are booked onto.

Q: Will there be WI-FI?

A: Yes, all our venues have the latest technology, offer full audio-visual support and high-speed wifi.

Q: Why haven’t I received the speaker’s presentation?

A: Speakers presentations are sent by email a week after the event date. Please contact a member of the team on 0800 014 2468 or [email protected] if it has been more than a week.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Cancellations must be received in writing 30 working days before the date of the event and will be subject to a £195+VAT administration fee. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full delegate fee. View full terms and conditions here

Q: Is VAT included within the price?

A: Prices stated do not include VAT.

Q: Is lunch included?

A: Yes, a seated two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Light breakfast is served in the morning and a wide selection of tea and coffee are served throughout the day.

Q: I have special dietary requirements; how can I request this?

A: Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please ensure you include this in the further information box when registering your place. If you have forgotten to add this, you can also send your requirements to [email protected] or call 0800 014 2468. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure your needs are met.

Q: I have just registered for the course, when will I receive the joining instructions?

A: You will receive the joining instructions and reminders, 2 weeks, 1 week and 3 days before the course date. Please check your spam box to see whether the joining instructions were sent there, if not please call 0800 014 2468 so we can have these sent to you immediately.

Q: I can no longer attend the course; can a colleague attend in my place?

A: Substitutions may be made up to 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 0800 014 2468 or email [email protected] with the replacement's details.

Q: Can I make a provisional booking?

A: Unfortunately, we do not accept provisional bookings. Registrations are subject to our terms and conditions. View terms and conditions here

Q: Can’t find what you are looking for?

A: Why not contact a member of the team on 0800 014 2468 or email [email protected]