A highly interactive training course on

The Director as a Strategic Leader

Steering Organisations Successfully
Coventry Academy -  The Director as a Strategic Leader

Course Schedules

 06-10 May 2024
 01-05 Jul 2024
 16-20 Sep 2024
 18-22 Nov 2024
 03-07 Feb 2025

Training course overview

Directors must develop and enhance both the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills needed for strategic leadership to win the “hearts and minds” of their employees. Developing top leaders is an art not a science. Leaders must inspire and motivate, whilst also having the long sighted abilities to create Vision and set organisational direction. They must have excellent inter-personal skills, whilst also being able to analyse financial reports. They must develop excellent stakeholder relationships, be clear about organisational priorities and have the ability to resolve conflicts and achieve compromises. This training course meets those challenges head-on.

What are the goals?

By attending this training course, you should achieve these goals:

  • Clarify & Understand the Different Roles and Perspectives of a Board Member
  • Demonstrate Effective Strategic Analysis and Develop Strategic Options
  • Practice Leadership Skills Such as Influencing, Motivating and Delegating
  • Apply & Implement Approaches for Effectively Implementing New Strategies
  • Distinguish & Learn How Different Leadership Styles Affect Organisational Culture and Climate

Who is this training course for?

The training course is designed for anyone who desires to optimise their responsibilities to achieve a greater sense of Governance and to those who desires to cultivate and incorporate ethical values in their organisations. For example:

  • Existing Directors Wanting to Enhance Their Capabilities and Competences
  • Aspiring Directors, Wanting to Prepare for Future Roles
  • Senior Managers Wanting to Gain Board Level Perspectives
  • Functional Managers e.g. HR, IT, Finance, Wanting to Develop Higher Level Capabilities
  • Individuals Seeking Non-Executive Director Roles

Course Outline

Day One: The Role of Board Directors
  • Understanding the difference between direction, management & ownership
  • Role of Executive and Non-executive Directors
  • Key Director Relationships
  • Corporate Governance
  • Influencing Strategies
Day Two: Developing Company Strategy
  • Strategic Analysis & development
  • Managing stakeholder expectations
  • Assessing & managing risk
  • Ethical Outcomes and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Generating Options & Making Decisions
Day Three: Strategy Implementation
  • Planning for change: Kotter’s Eight Stage model
  • Setting Strategic Objectives
  • Achieving alignment
  • Impact of Culture & Climate on Innovation
  • How to inspire and motivate employees
Day Four: Managing Performance
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • SMART Objectives
  • Strategic Drift
  • Continuous Improvement
Day Five: Impactful Communications
  • Communicating across the organisation
  • Communicating externally: Customers, Suppliers & Contractors
  • Inter-personal communications
  • Conflict management
  • Virtual teams

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course

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