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Leading with an adaptive strategy

About this event

In an era of unending crisis, strategy becomes a process of ongoing decision-making. In such a context, you need to know where you want to go, but your exact route to get there may not be mapped out in detail at the outset. This is often called an “adaptive” or “agile” approach to strategy, whilst others talk about “being more flexible”, “a test and learn approach”, or needing to be “more nimble”. Whilst different organisations describe the approach with different language, the overall concept is steadily becoming the norm in the sector.

How can charities and funders operate in an adaptive and flexible way that ensures their strategy continues to be relevant in the face to change?

This event will:

  • Outline methods for developing a more adaptive strategy
  • Explore the related culture and practice changes
  • Share how others in the sector have made their strategy development and implementation more adaptive

The event will be led by Liz Gadd NPC’s Principal for Strategy and Sally Bagwell, Associate Director for Strategy and Leadership. 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 2023 Leading Impact series of seminars. Sign up to one of our other events on Introduction to charity impact measurement – Think NPC Events & Training, or Theory of change in ten steps – Think NPC Events & Training

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


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