Setting Board Level Strategy

Business Skills College
3 days

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About this module

Part of the Strategic Business Programme, the Setting Board Level Strategy module will equip you with the knowledge and useful techniques to create, implement and evaluate organisational strategy, drawing distinction between drivers and approaches in public and private sectors.

About the Strategic Business Programme
The Strategic Business Programme is a dynamic, interactive programme facilitated by the Institute of Directors (IOD) designed to bring out the best in senior leaders already in, or destined for, board roles within MOD and across government.  

The full programme consists of the following modules:

Module 1 - Corporate Governance and Risk Management
Module 2 - Setting Board Level Strategy
Module 3 - Strategic Finance for Non-Finance Directors
Module 4 - Commercial Acumen and Benefits Realisation
Module 5 - Strategic Board Acumen

What you will learn

During the Setting Board Level Strategy module you will: 

  • focus on setting organisational strategy in a business context
  • tailor strategy to the best possible outcomes within capability, resource and against value chains
  • consider a broad range of stakeholder perspectives and their potential impact on strategy

How will this module help my career?

The overall programme is designed to develop understanding of how strategy, governance and financial control are implemented at a strategic level where leadership teams are drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds and skill sets but collectively have one common goal - the success of the organisation.   

Over the duration of the programme, you will interact with a variety of senior leaders and IOD facilitators selected for their experience at board director level.  

You will have opportunity to reflect on guidelines, approaches to strategic governance and best practice and you will receive an IOD accredited Certificate on submission of a reflective journal once you have finished the programme.  In addition, completion of the Setting Board Level Strategy module will give you access to the 'Strategy for Directors' online training in the Certificate in Company Direction. This will give you the opportunity to sit the associated examinations within 2 years of attending.   

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Can I attend this module?

This module is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)
You will be expected to have held or be holding a senior leadership role within your organisation, with exposure to or experience of board level decision making.   

MOD delegates will be pre-selected and nominated by their respective manning authorities.

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How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

At the end of the programme, you will be awarded a Strategic Business Programme Certificate which is subject to submission of a reflective journal.   

Delegates wishing to go on to study for the full Certificate in Company Direction with the IOD will be examined under IOD's own processes and is subject to a fee.   

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