To ensure a strategy is sound and produces successful outcomes, good quality decisions need to be made. Good decisions, in turn, rely on high quality strategic thinking.

Attend this course to change your thinking, challenge perceptions and plan actions that will enable change. Hone your skills in a collaborative and open training environment.

This Effective Strategic Thinking virtual 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 highly interactive course aimed specifically at the public sector allows you to evaluate your performance, address your weaknesses and gain a deeper understanding of how imaginative thinking can improve your work.

Through the use of virtual breakout rooms sessions and group discussions leave the day confident in your abilities to generate tangible results in your role and implement change in your organisation.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually 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.

09:25 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Virtual Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • The Chair will discuss delegate experiences to identify personal objectives for the day and tailor the course to specific requirements
09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • What do you want to achieve today?
10:00 - 10:45

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?
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 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?
12:15 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 13:15

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
13:15 - 15:00

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?
15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Break

15:15 - 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

Judy Oliver

Training Consultant

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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Virtual

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 I book without a purchase order number?

A: Yes. Simply email enquiries@moderngov.com after you have booked the course, with your Purchase Order Number. Please quote your order number and the course you are booked onto.

Q: Is lunch included?

A: Yes, a two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. 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 enquiries@moderngov.com or call 0800 542 9440. 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, 6 weeks, 2 weeks 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 542 9440 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 at any time but must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 0800 542 9440 or email enquiries@moderngov.com with the replacement's details.

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.

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

A: Speakers presentations are sent a week after the event date. Please contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or enquiries@moderngov.com if it has been more than a week.

Q: Will there be WI-FI?

A: Yes, all our venues have the latest technology, offer full audio visual support and WI-FI.

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

A: Why not contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or email enquiries@moderngov.com.