Developing a robust strategy for your organisation is one of the most important and inherently complex tasks a leader has. So why is finding time for strategy so difficult? Studies have reported that 96% of leaders say they don’t have enough time for strategy, although 97% agree it's crucial to success.
So when leading the creation of an organisation-wide strategic plan you've got a critically important, complex and time-consuming task on your hands. It's time to bring in some help.
How I can help
I can guide you and your team through a best practice strategy development process which is fully adapted for educational and not-for-profit organisations. This will save you time, ensure your strategic direction is robust and enable your organisation to achieve its vision faster.
The process is suitable for those new to strategy and more experienced strategists alike, and is fully customisable to your needs.
What is the Strategy Accelerator?
The process will be tailored to your organisation and can include:
Research interviews with key leaders or volunteers to uncover points of agreement and differing views on your organisation’s vision, internal and external challenges and strategic options.
Away days for senior leaders and governors/trustees incorporating best practice strategy development methods for educational and not-for-profit organisations. I run these both in-person and via Zoom. As one school head recently commented, these sessions are "fast-paced, well-directed and most enjoyable".
A strategic options report summarising the themes and options which emerge from the away days so you'll be clear on what your choices are and your next steps.
Ad hoc advice via telephone, video call or email on strategy writing and implementation.
If you only need help with one element of your strategy then this process can be adapted for a deep dive into a specific issue. This may be helpful if your leadership team or governors/trustees advocate very different approaches to a particular issue.
A robust strategic direction which is unique to your organisation and the challenges you face
Enhanced strategic thinking skills within your leadership team
Valuable professional development on strategy and strategic thinking which is applicable to other projects
Who I've helped
"Juliet delivered an inspirational session for Walhampton's Senior Leadership Team and all of us were buzzing afterwards. A heartfelt thank you. Here’s to bringing some excellent ideas together, in a meaningful and strategic way, in 2020."
Titus Mills, former Headmaster, Walhampton Preparatory School
"Juliet has facilitated a number of strategy review meetings with our Senior Executive Team. She brings a great depth of knowledge and relevant experience to the task and we have found our sessions to be fast-paced, well-directed and most enjoyable. It certainly has been a successful partnership for us and has lifted the organisational weight off our shoulders so that we could focus exclusively on developing a coherent and comprehensive strategy for Blundell’s. We look forward to working with Juliet again in the future."