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Creative Strategic Planning

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delegates working with materials

Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm

Delegate fee: £245.83 + VAT.

In a society where quick solutions are often rewarded it can be difficult to take time to find the best options when working on a strategic plan.

This can't be good for any business.

On this course you will use a range of hands-on, creative techniques and tools that encourage an enquiring and questioning approach to organisational improvement and strategic planning.

It'll therefore help you plan effectively to ensure business success.

Enquiring from a business? Ask us about bespoke courses and group rates.

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Course Date

7th February 2018

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Course Description

The course is suitable for those who hold responsibility for strategic planning, including middle or senior leaders with responsibility for organisational or departmental planning, small business owners and voluntary sector leaders.

On this course you will:

  • explore innovative workplace cultures
  • look at how to take calculated risks in letting your team work together creatively and generating buy-in
  • use a range of creative techniques to improve your skills in planning
  • identify organisational strengths
  • map the horizon
  • plot strategic priorities
  • identify and understand common blockers
  • bring strategic planning to life
  • consider ways to gain more input from the team.

What will you gain?

You will leave this course with the confidence to put the new tools into practice that will make your planning process a collaborative and creative experience for everyone.

Tutor profile: Amanda Pearce-Burton ran a successful design business from 1993 until 2001, selling through top end designer-maker shows and licensing her designs worldwide.

Since 1997 she has devised and delivered leadership development programmes using creativity as the key approach.

Her client base has included charities, Local Authorities, Government departments agencies, schools, colleges, universities and small businesses.

Amanda has won a number of awards, including the British Chambers of Commerce ‘Excellence in People Development’ Award in 2008 and 2010.

Her role has required her to write and present to a wide range of audiences including young people, teachers, company directors, business leaders and Ministers.

“[I liked] ...the fact that the course was based on scientific research and  well-grounded theories which made the content much more interesting” RD - Faculty Leader

“Simply put, Amanda is one of the best leadership development trainers I have worked with. She has the ability to bring a group with wide-ranging skills/opinions together and create shared understanding, establish teams and create a common goal. A highly valued trainer who is clearly able to deliver great results.” AB - Academy Director

 “Great experience, one of the best and most interesting courses I have attended in recent years. Quality and delivery was second to none. The course had everybody mixing and mingling and sharing ideas with a good sense of leadership.” JT - Support Staff Manager

“Excellent! Engaging, thought provoking, developmental and fun” MB - Head of Department

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk 

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813