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Strategy: from the vision to implementation

(Former name: Strategy: an introduction)

Course summary

Thinking and acting more strategically is important for everyone these days. Suitable for anyone facing a strategic challenge, this course will help you get started by giving you some useful concepts, frameworks and tools you can use right away to improve your products, services and plans. There will be a focus on understanding where you are now, creating a clear vision of where you want to get to, what you have to do to get there, and thinking about impact.

This one-day, practical course will give you an introduction to strategy and help your organisation achieve results and impact.

Course dates and location

This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations. 

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 7 July, 2017

This course starts at 10am and will finish by 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Alternatively, we can deliver this course at your venue, for your team, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote. 

  • Course outline

    The course will cover:

    • what is a strategy? It's what you achieve, not just what you do
    • why it matters
    • how do I get one? Some tools, processes and techniques to get you going
    • who does it? Good question - who do you think?
    • how will I know if I have been successful? Thinking about impact
    • a year of free support from your trainer

    This strategy course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite in Old Street, London, with easy access to rail, tube and bus links.

  • Who is this course for?

    This practical course, held in London, is aimed at managers looking for an introduction to strategy and an all-round overview of the topic. It will help anyone responsible for developing a plan or thinking more strategically about change. However you want to make a difference and have an impact, the course will give you some tools, techniques and frameworks you can use as soon as you get back to the office.

    The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, private sector and corporate sector.

  • What will this course help me do: learning outcomes?

    By the end of our Strategy: from the vision to implementation course, you will have the understanding, confidence and tools to develop your strategic thinking to help you formulate and implement plans that makes a difference.

    Recognising that you may not get to use all this learning straightaway, the Centre offers a year of free post-course support.

  • Other courses to consider

    If you are looking for a more in depth course in the area of strategic planning then you should consider our two-day course, Strategic planning and thinking. This two-day course allows a bit more time to practice strategic thinking, includes more strategic planning tools and allows for a one-to-one session if you want it.

    The Centre also runs a number of other management courses including Project management, Supervision skills and Influencing skills.

  • Course fee
    • £345 plus VAT small charity price (applies to registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3m)
    • £445 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to all other charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
    • £495 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

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