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59% of senior executives say their organisations struggle to bridge the strategy-implementation gap.

Research shows that only one in 10 organisations is effectively achieving its strategic goals. Many companies have strategies which look fantastic, yet there is often no clear plan to make sure they become a reality. Choosing the right projects and delivering them effectively can be the difference between failure and success.

Sometimes there are too many initiatives planned without considering what is feasible, and even when projects are linked to your strategy, they can struggle if there is a lack of leadership understanding of roles and processes.

This short course will help you look at the choices you are making and understand how to use projects to turn your organisational aims and objectives into successful outcomes. You will leave the session with practical information and techniques you can implement immediately.

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    What you will learn

    • Aligning projects with organisational strategy
    • Making effective choices – assessing projects for bias, value and feasibility
    • Communicating your strategy for engagement – what is your feedback loop (and does it work?)
    • Clarity on project roles and responsibilities
    • The importance of a project sponsor and the link with your project managers
    • Guidance, reporting and assurance through phases of a project
    • Ending projects well and incorporating learning
    • Project management maturity – where do you want to aim for?

    Who should attend?

    Any leaders who wish to ensure their vision is translated into practical outcomes. Managers or directors who may be on project boards, steering groups or who are project sponsors. This training can be adapted for an in-house team, to ensure the most important areas for your organisation are covered.

  • Our trainer

    Ruth Walker-Cotton is a qualified project manager (APM PMQ), a member of the Association of Project Management and has an MSc in Strategic Project Management.

    Ruth has extensive experience of writing and implementing strategies and managing campaigns and projects within the Charity, NHS and Housing sectors. She is experienced in people management and loves designing and implementing systems and processes to ensure clarity and efficiency.

    Ruth’s main areas of focus are strategy development and project management – whether working with leaders to develop a feasible strategy and the most effective projects to implement it, setting up project governance and planning processes, training project leaders and teams or guiding them through a project – supporting businesses to improve their strategic and resource planning, working with them as they go through organisational change.

  • Price and booking


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    * Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

    Ticket Type Price Spaces
    Members of any HQN network - 1 delegate £175.00
    Members of any HQN network - 2 delegates £150.00
    Members of any HQN network - 3+ delegates £125.00
    Non-members - 1 delegate £200.00
    Non-members - 2 delegates £175.00
    Non-members - 3+ delegates £150.00

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  • Cancellations and substitutions

    If you are unable to attend an event or public training course, please let us know in writing (email is fine) at least 48 hours before. Please email [email protected]

    Otherwise, a cancellation fee of £60 plus VAT will be chargeable.

    If you are using a package place to attend and do not inform us within the agreed time frame, then a place will be taken to cover your non-attendance.

    Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.

Dates and prices

06 October 2022
9:30am - 12:30pm
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05 December 2022
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