Personal and business insights for strategic success

Programme details


17 - 20 July
10 - 13 December

Successful organisations need strategic leaders with a clear sense of purpose, vision and direction, able to inspire and engage their teams to follow them into the unknown.  They also need leaders able to step back from the whirlwind of day-to-day operations to do the strategic thinking necessary for their organisation’s long-term survival and success.

At the same time, being a great strategic leader is much more than understanding the latest strategic model or tools. It requires an awareness of your leadership style, its impact and the most effective way of getting things done in your context. The stakes are high: as a strategic leader your decisions tend to be more risky, your actions more visible and your achievement of results more complex.

This programme offers a unique learning experience, over a nine month period, for senior leaders to work with other senior business leaders from a variety of sectors and contexts and see positive progress on live business issues of strategic importance to their organisations.

The first phase is a 3.5 day residential at Roffey Park. This will develop your understanding of the importance of organisational purpose, your ability to lead with strategic agility in an unpredictable world and your skill at navigating the complex and political nature of organisations to get things done. You will also develop personal insight into your own strategic leadership style through feedback from others.

During the second phase, you will work as part of a learning set dedicated towards helping you achieve your own strategic and personal development goals.  Learning sets provide a supportive, open and honest environment for you to develop your strategic thinking and work on live case studies on visits to other organisations, hosted by set members. These visits provide a rich and rewarding experience unlike other strategic leadership programmes.

The final phase of the programme takes place back at Roffey Park, where participants will reflect on highlights from their strategic learning journeys. It will also include input from experts on two increasingly important topics: leading in a digital world and developing leadership presence.

Why should you attend this programme?

  • Increase your ability to think strategically and work with the whole strategic cycle
  • Develop your strategic agility in response to uncertainty
  • Learn from live business issues in organisations very different from your own
  • Be stimulated to think and act differently as a leader in your unique context
  • Be able to lead more confidently and authentically
  • Increase your leadership impact and influence
  • Challenge and enable you to ask big strategic questions of your organisation and yourself

Participants will also have access to Roffey Park’s online strategic cycle with its strategic toolbox for the duration of the programme.


How do our participants describe their programme experience?

Strategic Leadership – participants’ view

“Inspiring and thought provoking. The content has been relevant and challenging and the learning environment is great. The diversity of backgrounds, experience etc. has exceeded my expectations and provided some really useful insights. It has exceeded my expectations and I can see it having huge benefits for colleagues.”

David Foster, Network Homes


“It’s one of the best programmes I’ve been on.  It was much more about the whole person than your job and I appreciated the opportunity to have the quality time to look at the bigger picture”



Wow! The best learning environment I have ever had the pleasure of. So much will now change – first of all me, my approach and how I think.

 Alan Staples, Sodexo Global Services UK Ltd

Duration and fees

Part 1:  3.5 days residential

Part 2: 3 one-day action learning sets followed by a final day at Roffey Park

Programme takes place over 6-9 months.


£7, 250 + VAT

Special  price for July Programme – £5560+VAT

inclusive of all tuition fees, materials, meals and accommodation




Programme director

Programme director

Adrian Lock

BSc (Hons), DipTM, DipCoach, MCIPD, CertMed

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