Implementing Strategy in the Civil Service – Two-Day Training Seminar (London)

16 July 2024
Central London
Delivery
Policy
Project Planning
Strategy

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Implementing Strategy in the Civil Service
Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17 July

This seminar is taking place at the Charing Cross Clermont Hotel, London

Day One Tuesday 16th July: The Foundations of Strategy
Day Two Wednesday 17th July: Policy Implementation and Delivery

On Day Two, we shall be joined by our guest speaker, Professor Patrick Diamond, Professor in Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London

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To book your place on this seminar, or for details of discounts for group bookings, please email David Leakey on [email protected] or phone on +44 20 7661 7817.

Introduction and Overview

A strategy is only as good as its implementation – the extent to which it actually delivers intended policy outcomes. This event provides an in-depth exploration of the key ingredients for implementing strategy and policy in the civil service or any public sector role. Starting with the foundations of strategy, the event explores a wide range of implementation issues including feasibility, capacity, project management and change management. The event is very interactive and will include insights from senior civil service leaders.

Who Should Attend and Why?

You should attend this if you are involved in a public sector strategy, policy or delivery role or if you aspire to such a role in the future. The training will develop your ability in your current role and also support your career development as a leader. The event is designed to be of benefit whether or not you have had previous experience of strategy, policy and implementation work.

Objectives

By attending this training, you will understand all the essential insights needed to enable you make strategic choices, plan policy implementation, innovate, adapt and deliver strategic policy projects. Specifically, you will:

  • Understand the core elements of strategy and strategic thinking
  • Be able to innovate and adapt your strategy to new challenges as they arise
  • Gain new insights into successful implementation and delivery
  • Understand the core elements of project management and change management
  • Consider how to demonstrate leadership on all aspects of strategy implementation

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To book your place on this seminar, or for details of discounts for group bookings, please email David Leakey on [email protected] or phone on +44 20 7661 7817.

Agenda

Times on the Agenda are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Day One Tuesday 16th July The Foundations of Strategy

09:45 Welcome, Introductions and Overview of the Course

Session One The Why and Where of Strategy

  • Understanding organisational strengths, weaknesses, and how they relate to the opportunities and threats facing our organisation
  • Clarifying “the big why” – why the organisation does what it does and the difference it will make to others
  • Exploring where we want to be in three to five years from now and beyond
  • Creating meaningful strategic goals

Break

Session Two Strategy as Choice

  • Exploring alternative strategies
  • Keys to innovation
  • How to choose which strategy is best
  • How to achieve the most significant results with available resources
  • Focusing our efforts and being clear what we are saying no to

Lunch Break

Session Three Strategy as How

  • Strategy and operations compared
  • Ensuring the right systems, resources, capabilities, communication and collaboration are in place to deliver the strategy
  • Facing possible obstacles and working out how to address them
  • Managing strategic risks
  • Managing change and creating momentum for success
  • Keys to successful project management

Break

Conclusion, Final Questions and Discussion

16:45 Close

Day Two Wednesday 17th July Policy Implementation and Delivery
On Day Two, we shall be joined by our guest speaker, Professor Patrick Diamond, Professor in Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London

09:45 Session One Making Deliverable Strategic Policy Choices

  • Are the options deliverable?
  • Are the proposed policy options politically and publicly acceptable?
  • Are new legal powers necessary and what timescales would be involved if so?
  • Are the proposed policy options enforceable?
  • Discussion of delegates’ experiences

Break

Session Two Capacity Analysis

  • Analysis and approaches
  • Ensuring adequate resources to deliver
  • Methods for stress-testing organisational capacity
  • Using scenario planning to make the policy more resilient
  • Delivery chains and capacity
  • How to avoid common pitfalls – what does not work well and why?
  • Sharing delegates’ examples

Lunch Break

Session Three Practical Tools for Managing Change

  • Planning and communicating change
  • Methods for change management (and how not to do it)
  • Leadership and change
  • Involving implementers
  • Review of delegate experiences

Break

Conclusion, Final Questions and Discussion

16:45 Close

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  • We’re here to enable you to perform better!

Our L&D team

  • All former practitioners, now professional trainers, our L&D team have provided open and bespoke solutions for more than 100,000 public servants from 120 countries

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  • A vast reservoir of international, transferable knowledge and perspectives about effective, delivery-focused approaches to working smarter in the public sector

Price

The price of attending this two-day Training Seminar is:
GBP£ 1,000 per person
USD$ 1,200 per person
CAD$ 1,700 per person
EUR€ 1,190 per person

Please contact us for details of discounts for group bookings, or to arrange a conversation with a member of our training team to discuss in-house delivery options, including tailoring the day’s training to your specific needs.
You can email David Leakey on [email protected] or phone on +44 20 7661 7817.

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