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Strategy for Directors


A dynamic strategic process is a critical part of delivering stakeholder value and generating competitive advantage for your organisation. This intensive course provides insight into the board-level knowledge and skills required to create, implement and evaluate your organisation’s strategy.

The IoD Award in Strategy for Directors, Level 9 (SCQF) is a module of the Certificate in Company Direction qualification. This course may be booked online as a stand-alone module or taken as part of the full qualification. To book the full programme please contact the professional development team directly on +44 (0)20 7766 2601.  

Course Benefits

Explore the relationship between strategy, governance and risk and learn how to use tools and frameworks that support strategic thinking and decision-making. Get the practical insights into how to deliver your current business objectives while future-proofing your organisation.

Learning Objectives

By attending this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to:

  • Describe the ingredients of effective strategic thinking and explain their link with the strategy process
  • Carry out an analysis of a market or industry to reveal areas of possible strategic opportunity of threat
  • Evaluate an organisation’s capabilities to reveal relative strengths and capabilities
  • Use strategic concepts and models to generate, evaluate and assess strategic options
  • Describe how to conduct the implementation of a strategy and evaluate the potential ramifications

Dates & Prices

10 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
01 Jun 2020 09:30
03 Jun 2020 17:00
2745.00 GBP + VAT - Member
3330.00 GBP + VAT - Non - Member

118 Pall Mall, London
22 Jun 2020 09:30
24 Jun 2020 17:00
2745.00 GBP + VAT - Member
3300.00 GBP + VAT - Non - Member

Coldra Woods, Newport
15 Jul 2020 09:30
17 Jul 2020 17:00
2745.00 GBP + VAT - Member
3300.00 GBP + VAT - Non - Member

24 Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge
12 Oct 2020 09:30
14 Oct 2020 17:00
2745.00 GBP + VAT - Member
3300.00 GBP + VAT - Non - Member

Course Leaders


Murray Eldridge CDir
Over 40 years in sectors such as shipping, telecoms and energy, including Smit Intl and Cable and Wireless.

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Ian Waddelow
Strategic planning and development specialist. Clients include Laing O’Rourke, First Group and the BBC.

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Simon Haslam CDir
Specialist in organisational strategy and strategic marketing, on advisory council for Institute of Consulting.

Jean Pousson
Jean Pousson
Experienced management consultant, coach and board director leading change initiatives.

Tim Westall
Experienced business consultant. Clients include PwC, Barclays and Cambridge University

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