Course Code

  • 1902DSS


  • Developing Successful Strategies
    26 February, 2019
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


  • City of London

CPD Credits

  • 2.5
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Course Overview

“Strategic planning is important to an organisation because it provides a sense of direction and outlines measurable goals. Strategic planning is a tool that is useful for guiding day-to-day decisions and also for evaluating progress and changing approaches when moving forward.”



“A strategy is something you can touch; you can motivate people with; be number one and number two in every business. You can energise people around the message.”

Jack Welch


This half day training session will allow delegates to fully understand the importance of developing successful strategies, leaving them able to:

  • Describe what strategy is and how it differs from tactics
  • Explain the 5 steps to developing successful strategies and how these are achieved
  • Determine how best to ensure employee and stakeholder engagement with the strategy
  • Develop and implement effective communication plans
  • Consider the effectiveness of strategic development in their own organisation and to identify any areas for possible improvement
  • Identify whether their organisation has the correct metrics and reporting mechanisms in place to be able to measure success accurately

The Course Agenda

What is strategy?

  • The difference between strategy and tactics
  • Why strategy is important from commercial and regulatory perspectives
  • The commercial impact of developing effective strategy
  • The link between organisational culture, strategy and behaviours

The 5 steps to developing successful strategy

  • Gathering the facts
  • Aligning strategy to vision and values
  • Identifying strategic objectives
  • Tactical planning
  • Managing performance

Employee & stakeholder engagement

  • Communicating strategy
  • The importance of aligning personal objectives to organisational strategy

Maintaining focus and commitment

  • Allocating accountability and delegating responsibility
  • Accurate and timely management reporting – what, when and to whom?
  • Implementing governance arrangements to support the development and pursuit of successful strategy
  • The importance of constructive challenge

Measuring success

  • Setting realistic milestones
  • Measuring the right things
  • Evaluating performance
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Meet The Tutor

Richard Galley

Director of Learning

Richard worked for Bupa for over 20 years until 2011, where his career spanned a diverse range of senior management roles covering customer service, business operations, commercial strategy/policy development, risk management and regulatory compliance – alongside the ‘day-job’ he was also heavily involved in leadership development, coaching and mentoring.

From early 2011 to May 2018 Richard was a freelance consultant specialising in the areas of regulatory compliance and learning and development before joining FSTP, as Director of Learning, in June 2018.

Who is this course for?

It’s perfect for board members or senior managers including those in:

  • Compliance
  • HR
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management

Training that makes a difference

Experienced engaging trainers

With first hand industry knowledge and an intimate understanding of the regulatory environment, we always guide you with an expert (and friendly) hand.

Packed with relevant information

We know you’re busy, so we’re careful not to waste a minute of your time. Our training courses are fast paced, insightful and filled with valuable information.

Get personalised attention

Sessions are practical workshops not PowerPoint lectures. All courses are limited to no more than 14 attendees, so we’re able to explain concepts in the context of your business.

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