Strategy for Directors Course

Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre for Director Training Courses.

Strategy for Directors course will connect directors with the latest research and operational thinking in the area of Corporate Strategy. We will be exploring the implications, responsibilities, challenges and opportunities provided by the latest Strategic Thinking; as well as the main evidence provided by solid research and operational experiences. The course will look at Strategic concepts and ideas from a broad range of perspectives, including published research from McKinsey and Harvard.

In every case we will emphasise what has worked and what will work in practice and any limitations in some of the theoretical approaches. There is a great emphasis on the real world evidence based success, drawn from extensive published research as to which strategic ideas and actions have been proven to generate genuine sustainable success.

Delegate numbers are limited to a maximum of 8.

Institute of Leadership and Management approved training centre for Leadership and Management training courses.

2022 Strategy for Directors Courses - 2 Days

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Strategy for Directors Course

Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre for Director Training Courses.

The Strategy for Directors course will connect directors with the latest research and operational thinking in the area of Corporate Strategy. We will be exploring the implications, responsibilities, challenges and opportunities provided by the latest Strategic Thinking; as well as the main evidence provided by solid research and operational experiences. The course will look at Strategic concepts and ideas from a broad range of perspectives, including published research from McKinsey and Harvard.

In every case we will emphasise what has worked and what will work in practice and any limitations in some of the theoretical approaches. There is a great emphasis on the real world evidence based success, drawn from extensive published research as to which strategic ideas and actions have been proven to generate genuine sustainable success.

The best Strategic Implementations are about more than just selecting the right strategy. As
John Doerr; billionaire ($8bn) strategic thinker, investor and venture capitalist said:
• “Ideas are easy – Execution is everything”, which could be paraphrased as
• “Strategy alone is never enough”

John Doerr serves on the board of Google. His major investment successes include early stage investments in Amazon, Google, Intuit and Twitter.

Consistent success in business requires the right:
• Capabilities
• Technology
• Processes
• Tactics
• Strategy

All of the above are essential to success, only one of the above factors is the Strategy. The absence of any single factor could cause failure, even when the company has selected the best Strategy.

The two days of Strategy will be based upon best practice examples, drawn from a variety of environments and built around a succession of practical exercises and relevant discussion points.

Institute of Leadership and Management approved training centre for Leadership and Management training courses.

The Senior Course Leader is a Professor of Organisational Resilience and over a 20 year period has chaired numerous national organisations with an emphasis on the healthcare sectors. Including appointments on the Board of NHS Providers, Leadership and Talent Academy Boards within the NHS and Vice Chair of the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network. In addition he serves on the Academy of Healthcare Science Regulatory Board. He has also been the Senior Course Leader for Strategy and Leadership within the Institute of Directors

Delegate numbers are limited to a maximum of 8.

This Strategy for Directors Training Course provides comprehensive coverage of Corporate Strategy and the strategic skills and knowledge, an understanding of which is essential highly effective directors. The Strategy for Directors course is ideal for newly appointed directors, as well as highly experienced directors wishing to become more familiar with the latest research and operational thinking in the area of Strategy.

To ensure that the directors attending this training course will get the maximum possible benefit from their time and that the discussions will be at their most effective; the delegate numbers are limited to a maximum of 9.

This course will explain the different types of strategies needed for companies to be successful. It will:
• Explain how to recognise them and how to create and align them to the company purpose
• Identify the role of company purpose in strategy
• Identify how to create effective sales and marketing strategies
• Identify the role of strategic objectives in the implementation of strategy
• Identify how to ensure that the strategic thinking and decision making flow from the board.
• Demonstrate how to formulate and use strategic objectives to drive the successful implementation of strategies.
• Identify how use the best techniques and methodologies available to create the most appropriate long term and sustainable strategies to foster success for all stakeholders including the environment

At every stage, the guidance on strategy will be supported by reference to the latest research and statistics supporting strategic thinking and their effectiveness on sustainable performance.

Certificates of Professional Development, CPD

Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued to participants who successfully complete this training course.

Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre for Director Training Courses.

We are a Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre for Director Courses. The logo of the Chartered Management Institute along with that of Excellence in Learning will be on the certificates.

We are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management as an approved training centre for Leadership and Management courses. The logo of the Institute of Leadership and Management along with that of Excellence in Learning will be on the Leadership course certificates.

Institute of Leadership and Management Recognised Training Centre for Leadership Courses.

This Strategy for Directors course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Institute of Directors, the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD.

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  • Strategy for Directors Course Overview

    Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre for Director Training Courses.

    Strategy for Directors course will connect directors with the latest research and operational thinking in the area of Corporate Strategy. We will be exploring the implications, responsibilities, challenges and opportunities provided by the latest Strategic Thinking; as well as the main evidence provided by solid research and operational experiences. The course will look at Strategic concepts and ideas from a broad range of perspectives, including published research from McKinsey and Harvard.

    In every case we will emphasise what has worked and what will work in practice and any limitations in some of the theoretical approaches. There is a great emphasis on the real world evidence based success, drawn from extensive published research as to which strategic ideas and actions have been proven to generate genuine sustainable success.

    The best Strategic Implementations are about more than just selecting the right strategy. As
    John Doerr (billionaire ($8bn) strategic thinker, investor and venture capitalist) said:
    • “Ideas are easy – Execution is everything”, which could be paraphrased as
    • “Strategy alone is never enough”

    John Doerr sits on the board of Google. His major investment successes include early stage investments in Amazon, Google, Intuit and Twitter.

    Consistent success in business requires the right:
    • Capabilities
    • Technology
    • Processes
    • Tactics
    • Strategy

    All of the above are essential to success, only one of the above factors is the Strategy. The absence of any single factor could cause failure, even when the company has selected the best Strategy.

    The two days of Strategy will be based upon best practice examples, drawn from a variety of environments and built around a succession of practical exercises and relevant discussion points.

    Institute of Leadership and Management approved training centre for Leadership and Management training courses.

    To ensure that the directors attending this training course will get the maximum possible benefit from their time and the discussions will be at their most effective; the delegate numbers are limited to a maximum of 8.

    However, for internal single company courses, if requested to do so, we would be prepared to accommodate more attendees.

  • Uniquely Qualified Strategy for Directors Course Leaders

    The Senior Course Leader is a Professor of Organisational Resilience and over a 20 year period has chaired numerous national organisations with an emphasis on the healthcare sectors. Including appointments on the Board of NHS Providers, Leadership and Talent Academy Boards within the NHS and Vice Chair of the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network. In addition he serves on the Academy of Healthcare Science Regulatory Board. He has also been the Senior Course Leader for Strategy and Leadership within the Institute of Directors.

    Another Course Leader is a Chartered Director; the Institute of Directors Board Director qualification, a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.  He has over 30 years of successful UK and International experience.  This includes 7 years as the Finance Director and later the Chief Executive of a Plc; as well as 14 years with IBM, Arthur Andersen and KPMG Management Consulting.  He is a former member of the European Management Consultancy Committee of KPMG Management Consulting Europe, the EMCC.

    He serves on the Thames Valley Board of the Chartered Management Institute and has completed 12 years on the Chartered Director and the Standards Committees of the Institute of Directors. The Chartered Director Committee of the Institute of Directors developed the current director competency framework for the Institute of Directors.  That competency framework provides the central structure around which the IoD director courses and examinations are focused.

    The course tutors that will be involved in the delivery of your course are very well qualified and highly experienced individuals. The Senior Course Leader will normally assume the lead role and may deliver all of your course.

    Their delivery styles are dynamic, approachable and highly interactive, enabling them to deliver a workshop that you will benefit from and equally importantly, one that you will remember and be able to put into practice in your company.  Their courses are typically assessed as “Excellent” by their delegates.

  • Course Content of Strategy for Directors

    This Strategy for Directors course will look at strategy from a broad range of perspectives. In every case we will emphasise what works in practice and any limitations on some of the theoretical approaches. There is a great emphasis on the real world and what generates genuine sustainable success.

    It will connect directors with the latest research and thinking on the areas of strategy . Research papers will only be referenced, if they have been published in at least one globally reputable journal. The two days will be based upon best practice examples, drawn from a variety of environments.

    Introduction to and Definition of Strategy
    • Key Features
    • Professor Porter on Strategy
    • The Role of Leadership in Strategy
    • Strategic Direction and Company Purpose
    • Definitions of Strategy
    • Strategy is Not

    The Role of Company Purpose in Strategy
    • Ideal Attributes
    • Global Trends
    • Factors and Considerations
    • Review of Company Purpose
    • The Infinite Game

    Strategic Objectives
    • Focus
    • Common Approaches of Successful Companies
    • Objectives & Key Results
    • Four Major Areas to Address
    • Classic Mistakes
    • Impact upon performance

    Strategic Thinking
    • Barriers to Strategic Thinking
    • Tactical Thinking
    • Operational Effectiveness is not Strategy
    • Assessing Company Strategies
    • Strategic Planning Data
    • Board Development and Reinvention

    Marketing Strategies
    • Market Brand Image
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Marketing Mix; The 4 Ps & The 7 Ps
    • The 5 Ps Framework
    • The Boston Matrix
    • The Market Product Matrix
    • Pestle Analysis
    • Porters 5 Forces Framework

    Strategic Decisions
    • BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill
    • Ex-Prime Minister David Cameron’s Views
    • Highlight Strategic Decisions
    • Strategic Decision Making in Times of Crisis

    Excellent CEOs, Their Impact on Strategy and Implementation
    • The Research
    • Their Perspectives and Practices
    • Vision
    • Areas of Strategic Focus
    • Bold Moves
    • Strategic Resource Reallocation

    Strategic Assumptions
    • Check All Strategic Assumptions
    • Strategic Supply Chain Planning
    • Global Supply Chain Considerations
    • The Jailbirds

    Strategy Driven by Boards or The Executive Directors
    • The Evidence
    • High Impact Boards
    • Low Impact Boards
    • Time Allocations
    • Common Scenarios
    • Strategic Timescales
    • CEO Evaluation Periods

    Strategic Discussions, Effective and Simple Ways to Engage Colleagues
    • More Strategic Engagement; Ask Others to
    • Porter’s 5 Forces: Step by Step Approach
    • Porter’s Value chain is about how you execute and if you are playing to your strengths
    • VRIO Framework; Resource Analysis
    • Resources and Capabilities Audit

  • "Outstanding" Delegate Comments on the Tutors and other Director Courses

    “Excellent overview with practical tools and suggestions for implementation”
    Chief Financial Officer – Bexley Care Trust

    “Very well presented, good content”
    Senior Executive – Adviser Breakthrough

    “Good trainer – liked the humour”
    MD – NHS Bexley

    ‘Highly Enlightening. Well worth the investment in time and Excellent Value for Money.’ Bob Smith – Chief Executive, South Bucks District Council

    ‘Very Good.’ Anne Rogerson – IT Director, Develop Training Limited

    ‘Two good days.’ Mark Lowry – Manufacturing Director, The McAvoy Group

    ‘Excellent.’ Alex Livingstone – Head of Energy Services, Switch2 Energy Limited

    ‘Highly experienced and enthusiastic Course Leader. Willing to share personal insights and listen to all attendee contributions.’
    Edward Berry – Head of ICT Services, Switch2 Energy Limited

    ‘Excellent and Engaging content and delivery, addressing key aspects.’
    David Clark – Production Director, The McAvoy Group

    ‘Very interesting two days, some really good discussions.’
    Claire Hazlehurst – Underwriting Director, Hedgehog Limited

    ‘Really good overview.’ Dr Christoph – HR Director, Deutsche Bahn, DB Systel

    ‘The Course Leader was very professional and easy to talk to.’
    Sheila Singh – Managing Director, The London School of Academics

    ‘Excellent Course; Excellent Delivery.’ Richard Atkins – Board Director, Pivotal Scientific Limited

    ‘Philip was Excellent; first rate knowledge and experience.’
    Mark Copp – Maritime Programme Manager, Allan Webb Limited

    ‘Plenty of information, very adaptable to the needs of the group, plenty of pace, lots of case studies, very helpful two days.’
    Karen Mayhew – Chief Executive, Havebury Housing Partnership

    ‘Course Leader is Outstanding, Excellent course.’
    R. Senior – Operations Director, The Chord Company Ltd

    ‘Very informative and pitched at the right level. Answered all questions very well and from an informed background. Excellent course.’
    Emma Steele – Director, John Lamb LLP

    ‘Found the course really useful.’
    Sarah Selvanathan– Deputy Chief Executive, Elmbridge Borough Council

    “This is my second workshop with this trainer who is absolutely fantastic. He makes the workshop fun, interesting and is very knowledgeable”
    Senior Executive – London Borough of Camden

    “Excellent, relevant and real.”
    Vice Principal, West Cheshire College

    “Energetic, interesting, captivating, inspiring – very enjoyable day! Thank you.”
    Head of Design

    “Time to think with some excellent anecdotes.”
    Deputy Principal, BHASVIC

  • Strategy for Directors Course Learning Objectives

    This course will explain the different types of strategies needed for companies to be successful and it will:
    • Explain how to recognise them and how to create and align them to the company purpose
    • Identify the role of company purpose in strategy
    • Identify how to create effective sales and marketing strategies
    • Identify the role of strategic objectives in the implementation of strategy
    • Identify how to ensure that the strategic thinking and decision making flow from the board.
    • Demonstrate how to formulate and use strategic objectives to drive the successful implementation of strategies.
    • Identify how use the best techniques and methodologies available to create the most appropriate long term and sustainable strategies to foster success for all stakeholders including the environment

    At every stage, the guidance on strategy will be supported by reference to the latest research and statistics supporting strategic thinking and their effectiveness on sustainable performance.

  • Who Should Attend This Strategy for Directors Training Course

    This Strategy for Directors Training Course provides comprehensive coverage of Corporate Strategy and the strategic skills and knowledge, an understanding of which is essential highly effective directors.

    The Strategy for Directors course is ideal for newly appointed directors, as well as highly experienced directors wishing to become more familiar with the latest research and operational thinking in the area of Strategy.

    This programme is also well suited for newly-appointed senior leaders and for those about to be appointed senior leaders.

    To ensure that the directors attending this training course will get the maximum possible benefit from their time and that the discussions will be at their most effective; the delegate numbers are limited to a maximum of 8.

    Delegate numbers are limited to a maximum of 8.

    However, for internal single company courses, if requested to do so, we would be prepared to accommodate more attendees.

    Please Click Here to explore running this as In-House Course

  • In-House Strategy Talent Pool Development

    This training workshop and subsequent strategy coaching can be delivered as internal training courses and coaching at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.

    Running training workshops internally is very convenient for many of our clients. It allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organisation. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plans and assign priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients, as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and a highly effective route for senior executive development.

    To ensure that the Directors attending this training course will get the maximum possible benefit from their time and the discussions will be at their most effective; the delegate numbers are normally limited to a maximum of 8.

    However, for internal single company courses, if requested to do so, we would be prepared to accommodate more attendees.

    Please Click Here to explore running this as In-House Course

  • Certificates of Professional Development

    We are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management as an approved training centre for Leadership and Management courses. The logo of the Institute of Leadership and Management along with that of Excellence in Learning will be on the certificates.

    This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Institute of Directors, the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, Chartered Management Institute, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued to all participants who successfully complete this course.

    These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending the course.

    Please Click Here to explore running this as an In-House Course