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Strategic leadership is based upon a leader’s ability to anticipate, challenge, plan and utilise resources to execute strategies efficiently and successfully. Strategic leadership provides the directions and boundaries to lead those around you to reach their full potential.

Attend our Effective Strategic Leadership course to become a more strategic leader and develop techniques to make decisive, impactful strategic decisions to take your team forward. Ensure your leadership style inspires productivity and propels optimal outcomes.

Leave the day with a toolkit of new leadership skills and techniques to take back, as well as input instant changes to your own leadership style that will benefit you and your team.

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David Elverson
Change Management Expert

David is a change management and commercial expert, with a passion for helping to create more effective services. He works with a wide range of organisations and their staff on developing their commercial awareness, bringing about culture change and developing and implementing effective strategies.

He has worked extensively across the public and private sectors, working with over 50 local authorities, many NHS Trusts, Central Government departments and Science Councils in the last three years.

David is passionate about translating strategy into action in a way that engages staff and develops buy-in and high levels of productivity. Read more

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply the fundamentals of strategic leadership
  • Learn how to develop and executive more effective strategies
  • Lead through challenging and uncertain periods of change
  • Develop a strategy tailored to you and your organisation’s needs
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:45

Trainers Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

09:45 - 10:45

The Fundamentals of Strategic Leadership

  • Define what is meant by strategic leadership
  • Understand the key principles of strategic leadership
  • Explore the challenges and trends associated with strategic leadership
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Develop Effective Strategic Thinking Techniques

  • Understand the benefits of strategic analysis
  • Explore the role of external factors: help or hinderance
  • Ensure clarity and unity when setting goals
12:00 - 13:00

Strategic Leadership Skills

  • Develop strategic performance management techniques
  • Lead through challenging and uncertain periods of change
  • Explore value driven leadership
  • Develop a leadership style to suit your organisation’s needs
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Implementing a Strategic Plan

  • Secure buy-in from key stakeholders
  • Explore effective communication policies
  • Develop a vision for success
  • Understand the importance of reflection and evaluation
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Strategic Leadership in Action

This session provides an opportunity to develop a strategic leadership toolkit to take back to your organisation.

  • Learn to successfully implement your strategy
  • Build a strategy that suits you and your organisation’s needs
16:00 - 16:15

Evaluation, Feedback and Close