Skip to Content

  • Course help
  • Free courses
  • Online courses
  • Courses in London
  • Courses in Manchester

Strategic Leadership Development

Cambridge Management Sciences Ltd
Course summary
5 days
3,995 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses
Next available date: Online delivery option may be available - Please contact provider - Online courses

Course description

Strategic Leadership Development - Business Strategy, Leadership and Risk Management for Senior Executives

Strategy and risk are two of the most important responsibilities for board directors. “Strategy” can be a vague concept that needs a process to enable it to achieve the necessary focus to then be translated into aligned, measurable plans to be able to communicate clearly to everyone. “Leadership” can be equally vague and needs to be understood as a driver of change to allocate and direct resources so that the desired return on capital can be achieved and sustained.  Strategic risk is related to, but distinct from, operational risk.   Please note, we welcome delegates from the private, public, and third (voluntary) sectors as well as quasi-governmental organisations that are expected to operate commercially while adhering to political goals or constraints.

This course explores practical approaches to developing strategic thinking and analysis skills and implementing a strategic management process. It develops a deeper understanding of corporate governance, covering the strategic role of the board and the approach of the company towards risk. We combine these two perspectives to offer a systemic view of leadership and management.

Our evidence-based and highly practical training approach helps improve strategic thinking ability and increase confidence in managing responsibilities in the context of the organisation’s goals and the industry it operates in. 

Suitability - Who should attend?

Board directors in an executive or non-executive role, senior managers, analysts, regulators, and other professionals who:

  • Have, or will have, the responsibility to translate organisational strategy into effective performance to deliver results. 
  • Need to better understand the differences between operational management roles and strategic management roles in areas such as thinking approaches, reconciling 'top-down' planning with lean and agile approaches.
  • Want to develop their understanding of strategic risk management.
  • Evaluate organisations for their long-term success and potential to increase value for stakeholders.
  • Want to develop their strategic leadership competencies.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Some key outcomes reported by delegates who have attended this course include:

  • Clarity about the elements of direction and strategy including purpose, mission, strategy, goals, key result indicators, vision and values.
  • A deeper understanding of key elements of direction and governance, such as: accountability, stakeholder management, transparency, leadership, risk management.
  • Understanding universal principles to steer organisations on behalf of key stakeholders.
  • Improved capacity to work in global and multi-cultural contexts.
  • Insights into the reasons why conflicts between strategic leaders and operational managers are inevitable and how to utilise them for the benefit of all.
  • Understanding of the difference between corporate and business strategy.
  • Appreciation of the importance of the idea “competitive strategy“ and where other concepts such as the resource-based view and business models fit
  • Better understanding of personal strengths as a strategic thinker, leader and manager and areas for further development

Training Course Content

Day 1- Strategy definition and formulation

  • Strategy definition and concepts
  • Corporate, Business and Operations strategy
  • A Strategic Management System
  • Strategic analysis
  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Strategy evaluation and choice

Day 2 - Strategy implementation and management

  • Strategy communication and implementation
  • Performance measurement framework
  • Strategic Risk
  • Corporate strategy - the role of the ‘centre’
  • Achieving strategic alignment

Day 3 - Strategic Leadership

  • Leadership and Management - the difference
  • Governance, leadership and management of operations
  • Governing, leading and managing portfolios, programmes and projects
  • Integrating or replacing traditional planning with agile approaches
  • Organisational change and transformation
  • Case study

Day 4 - Next Steps

  • Assess the risk appetite of your organisation
  • Develop and approve a business strategy
  • Stakeholder management
  • Application of key concepts
  • Individual plans and presentations

Course delivery details

This is an in-house course, delivered via zoom (other platforms can be used although there may be an additional cost).  There is an interesting and stimulating mix of short lectures, group breakout discussions and exercises, videos, case studies and an opportunity to apply the methods and tools to your own organisation.

Top 10 Awards


Top 10 Winner - 2021

We're delighted Cambridge Management Sciences Ltd is a winner of our Top 10 Courses 2021 in Top 10 Executive Education courses.

Each year, we select the Top 10 most popular courses on our site in some of the most popular categories to make it easier for our users to find the right course for them - so you can book with confidence.


The course fees includes:

  • In-house training via zoom (20 CPD hours over 4 days)
  • PDF copy of slides

Delegates are responsible for arranging their own access via computer or tablet.

Customer Outreach Award


We believe that it should be easy for you to find and compare training courses. 

Our Customer Outreach Award is presented to trusted providers who are excellent at responding to enquiries, making your search quicker, more efficient and easier, too.

About provider

Cambridge Management Sciences - Business Training Courses & Bespoke Learning and Development Services

Cambridge Management Sciences specialise in evidence-based consultancy, organisation development and personal development for business teams and individual professionals who are involved with implementing strategy, aligning their organisations to deliver strategy or managing the people and process aspects of change and transformation....

Read more and show all courses with this provider

Request info

Fill out your details to find out more about Strategic Leadership Development.

  Contact the provider

  Get more information

  Register your interest

Country *

Contact info

Cambridge Management Sciences Ltd

Cowley Road
CB4 0WS Cambridge

 Show phone number

Find more courses here

Request Information

Find out more about this Strategic Leadership Development course - simply fill out your details:

Free course help

Free Training Quote and Advice from Specialists

Our experienced advisors help you find the most suitable course.

Personalised course recommendations - all for free.

Get started

View again