About this event

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown many charities strategies and operational plans up in the air. Many have been postponing strategic thinking to deal with the here-and-now, or are coming to the end of a strategy cycle. As life returns to some kind of normal the context that organisations are operating in has shifted dramatically—and that too can lead to a change in your strategic direction.

Agility and adaptability have been the watchwords over the past eighteen months, and when we talk about adaptable strategy a core component is a strategic framework, or ‘minimum viable product’, consisting of vision, mission, values, goals and organisational enablers. This framework can be the foundation of theory of change, of operational planning, of brand articulation, and of a measurement framework. Getting it right is vital.

How can charities and funders develop a strategic framework that guides their activity; which sets an enduring framework while retaining flexibility to respond to changing circumstances?

This event will:

  • Outline methods for developing a strategic framework
  • Consider practical issues such as the best timeframe for a strategy
  • Explore how strategic frameworks can be developed and implemented alongside other strategy tools and approaches, including agile strategy, and user involvement in strategy setting.

The event will be led by Sally Bagwell, Principal for Strategy, NPC, sharing the materials we have developed through our work clients in a variety of contexts. The event will be interactive, with plenty of time to share experiences with peers who are grappling with the same challenges. The event is for everyone who has responsibility for setting a strategy whether that be at programme, department or organisational level.

This event is part of our 2021 Leading Impact series of seminars.

A limited number of bursary places are available for small charities, ethnic minority charities of all sizes and ethnic minority representatives from charities of all sizes. Bursary spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. To apply for our bursary places, please email events@thinkNPC.org

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