In light of on the enormous disruption of the last year, most organisations have been, or soon will be, asking themselves big questions about how they can continue to do what they do in this emerging, post-pandemic landscape. Alongside that, many are starting to question the point of even having strategic plans, when the future feels so uncertain and, as we’ve seen, our future expectations can be turned on their heads in a matter of months, sometimes weeks.
But some leaders are also seeing this as a huge opportunity to step back, and to ask themselves bigger, more strategic questions, like: Why do we do what we do? And what is it that we should be doing in the future? Their starting point not the organisation they are today, but the vision they have for tomorrow; their imagination not bound by the mission and services they’ve inherited, but by the fundamental purpose of the organisation and the change it wants to see in the world.
So, what should be the purpose and role of a strategy in this new, changing landscape, and what does that mean for the way we think about strategy and approach its development?
To help answer that question, I am hosting a complimentary online breakfast seminar, exclusively for charity CEOs, on Wednesday the 22nd September 2021, on Purposeful Strategy.
My guest speaker will be Neil Heslop, CEO of Charities Aid Foundation, who will share his insights and lessons from developing strategies in organisations ranging from tech and telecoms, to social care, coalitions, and charity infrastructure bodies, with the odd impact investment bank thrown in. The session will begin at 8:00am on Zoom and will finish at 09:45am, and will provide a unique opportunity for facilitated, in-depth, open and honest discussion with a high-level group of experienced peers.
To ensure a peer-group environment, this seminar is exclusively for CEOs of large registered charities and is free to attend. Numbers are strictly limited and seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to enquire about a place, please contact me by email as early as possible.