NewStrategic Planning for an Uncertain Future

Organisations have a duty to look to the future and try to establish how they will need to operate in 5 or 10 years’ time. However many organisations fail to do this because they don’t really know where to start. This course provides a clear model for looking at your organisation and establishing what the future may hold. We will look at a number of angles including: the legal and regulatory framework, changes in society and technology, workforce and economic considerations, global trends and UK changes including Brexit.

This course will include case studies of where strategic planning has worked well, and where it has been ignored with negative effects. There will be an opportunity for delegates to start thinking about strategic planning within their own organisation.

Key features:

  • Models of strategic planning to use within your own organisation
  • Key areas for consideration, e.g. economy, workforce, regulation & law, technology, culture
  • How to plan for the unexpected      

Designed for:

Managers or board members who want to use strategic planning in their own role, or introduce it to the whole organisation/board.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will gain a clear understanding of strategic planning and will have the opportunity to start thinking through the impact on their own organisation. Participants will also be provided with the tools needed to spread the strategic planning methodology within their own organisation or board setting. 



10:00 - 13:00


£595 + VAT


St James’s Park, London


25 March 2020 Book8

13 August 2020 Book8

Lead Trainer

Jo Clift

Jo Clift

Jo Clift has 20 years of experience working at a senior level in the UK Government including the Cabinet Office. She currently helps organisations work with Government and Parliament.

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Jo Clift

Jo Clift

Jo started her career as a communications professional and subsequently worked at the heart of government for over 20 years, mainly at the Cabinet Office. She has worked closely with many ministers over the years, including Lord Peter Mandelson and Sir Oliver Letwin. She also worked at Number 10 in the Prime Minister's Press Office.

She has delivered a wide range of policies and advised on multiple complex communications issues. Jo has also worked across a wide range of issues including strategy, Ministerial PR and high-level Board appointments, with the common challenge being making things happen across very large and complex organisations.

Jo Clift's government roles have included leading the Coalition government's ICT strategy, Head of Communications for the BSE Inquiry and creating a new model for corporate shared services across Whitehall. Jo also gained private sector experience as a senior change consultant at Deloitte Consulting. This enabled her to gain a great set of change skills and valuable insight into the private sector.

In addition, she is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a published writer on the Civil Service and Brexit.

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