Having a more effective strategy has never been more important for public sector organisations. By having a sound strategy, you will be able to produce better outcomes, and make better decisions. The quality of these decisions and outcomes, rely on a higher standard of strategic thinking.
Now is the time to really take your strategic thinking to the next level.
Attend this virtual course to change your thinking, challenge perceptions and plan actions that will enable change during this complex time. Hone your skills in a collaborative and open training environment.
This online Effective Strategic Thinking course will de-mystify strategic thinking; assess the benefits of strategic analysis; learn how to use strategic analysis and understand how to best implement your strategy at your organisation.
This one-day course allows you to evaluate your performance, address your weaknesses and gain a deeper understanding of how imaginative thinking can improve your work.
Please note we will be using Zoom to deliver this course.
|About the Chair: Charlotte Cummings
|Charlotte is a trained facilitator and coach who specializes in service development, strategic thinking and managing transition for organisations and individuals. She is trained in supporting individuals and organisations using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and has wide experience of people and project management within fast-paced, commercial environments.
Her current portfolio includes support to a range of NHS organisations including: GP Practices, Mental Health Trusts, Community Services and NHS England. In addition to her support to the NHS, she supports University and Public sector organisations with leadership development including resilience, conflict management and managing through culture change.
Charlotte’s previous career was with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group where she undertook both people and project management roles within the Retail Banking environment. Charlotte worked as a senior change manager overseeing projects within the Group’s telephony and internet banking channels. Her work comprised of complex, operational and strategic change programmes, the implementation of new products, resource and operational risk management.
09:30 - 09:45
Coffee and Registration
09:45 - 10:00
Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives
- What do you want to achieve today?
10:00 - 11:00
What Exactly is 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
11:15 - 12:15
The Benefits of Strategic Analysis
- External environment v. internal capability?
- What external factors could help or hinder?
- What possible scenarios do you need to be prepared for?
13:15 - 14:45
Using Strategic Analysis in Your Organisation
- What is your vision of success?
- Who are the stakeholders?
- How strong do those relationships need to be and how can you strengthen them?
- Who do you need to influence?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses?
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
Effective 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
Feedback, Evaluation & Close
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