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Having a clear and practical organisational strategy is key to success in the public sector. It can help enhance performance and provide better and more efficient delivery of services.

However, implementing a new strategy is not always simple, especially in times of increased uncertainty and adverse circumstances.

Attend this Understanding Strategic Implementation virtual course to put your new organisational strategy into practice. You will learn to use the 4 Key Themes of Strategic Implementation and gain valuable communication and management tools to help mitigate uncertainties and tackle any unforeseen challenges that may arise.

Whether it is securing senior buy-in or communicating the strategy across the entire organisation, this practical virtual course gives you the tools to ensure your strategy is delivered smoothly and successfully.

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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

  • Explore the 4 key themes of strategic implementation to ensure you are prepared for success
  • Develop an understanding and vision for your organisational strategy
  • Learn the tools to effectively communicate the strategy within your organisation
  • Consider and prepare for organisational, cultural and structural change
  • Utilise the principles and processes within the project management framework
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainers Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:15

Understanding Strategy

  • What is your organisation’s strategy?
  • Is it change-ready?
  • Create a plan to implement the strategic objective and achieve success using Mintzberg’s 5 Ps of strategy and test using an Implementation Readiness Assessment
11:15 - 11:30

Morning Break

11:30 - 12:45

Effectively Communicate Your Strategy

  • Communicate strategy to key decision-makers to obtain senior level buy-in
  • Learn how to effectively pitch and position a strategic vision to colleagues though using tools and techniques for influencing
  • Persuasion will be looked at and applied to strategic implementation
  • Use stakeholder analysis to better engage with internal and external stakeholders
  • Utilise management tools to identify how to best work with stakeholders to achieve strategic goals
12:45 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:45

Managing Organisational, Cultural, and Structural Change

  • Overcome obstacles to implementing strategic objectives
  • Consider how to adapt systems and processes to facilitate your aims using Johnson and Scholes Cultural Web
  • Identify the barriers to change using Force Field Analysis to work out the most suitable approach
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Evaluating and Improving the Implementation Process

  • Evaluate and improve the implementation process
  • Adapt to deliver the outcomes of the plan
  • Bring together the 4 key themes you have learned during the day and develop a framework for strategic implementation to take back to your organisation
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close