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Introduction to Strategy

This online course will provide clear guidelines on developing Strategy and how it relates to tactical activity. Strategy is about giving an organisation purpose and direction, motivating trustees, staff and volunteers to engage meaningfully with funders and beneficiaries.

What will I learn?

  • What strategy really means
  • How strategic thinking can transform your sustainability
  • Creating a strategic structure
  • Planning for success

How will I benefit from the session?

By the end of the session you will be able to: 

    • Appraise your strategic approach
    • Assess your various programmes
    • Guide your team to focus on tactics
    • Consider a strategy as the key to your mission

Benefits to you

Strategy is fundamental to an organisation’s longevity – now is the time to review, revise and refresh your future

Your workshop leader

Neil Morrick is a past chair of education, health and welfare organisations, has launched chair networks and initiated the Charity Chairs Checklist. He now manages projects for the OCF Step Change Fund and delivers courses and workshops with OCVA. His long career in the automotive industry focused on business turnarounds

Who should attend?

Chairs and senior managers responsible for planning and policy

Introduction to Strategy is an online course linking to Essentials for the Chair in Effective Development and Planning, an online workshop led by Neil Morrick – please see OCVA website for further details

Wednesday 17th November 2021

The session will be held online using Zoom. 

10.00 am – 11.00 am.


  • £15 per person for OCVA Members
  • £30 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
  • £45 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

  1. Complete the Google bookings form and register your details
  2. Make payment via PayPal within two working days of registering for the course. We’re using PayPal for this event. Select ‘pay with a debit or credit card ‘ if you don’t have a PayPal account (there’s no need to sign in to PayPal).

Step 1: Complete registration form:

Step 2: Choose payment type:

OCVA Members
£ 15.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations*
£ 30.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate
£ 45.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Course details at a glance

Date: Wednesday 17th November 2021
Time: 10.00 am – 11.00 am 
Cost: £15 – £45

Enquiries contact

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.

Email training@ocva.org.uk or call us on 01865 251946

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