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  • €275 - €336

Strategy for Experienced Directors

Online Workshop

Creative Strategy Formulation

Professor Simon Haslam CDir

Professor Simon Haslam CDir, Chartered Director

Leadership. Problem solving. Future-proofing.

Sharpen your strategic thinking with our workshop led by Professor Simon Haslam CDir. A board has a critical role to plan in formulating and executing the strategy of an organisation. In this workshop Simon will address how to mitigate risks and limitations and explore strategic decision making.   

This workshop has been designed for: 

  • Experienced Executive and Non-Executive Directors

Simon will bring the participants through: 

  • Strategy in extreme conditions and uncharted waters
  • The practicalities and approaches of keeping your organisation viable in a changing world
  • How to realise value in uncertainty.
  • What great strategy looks like in practice - the 'open strategy' approach
  • Strategy visualisation and amplification
  • World class strategic implementation
  • Implications for directors.
  • Implications for organisations.

“Excellent work-out on strategic thinking, expertly laid out and moderated by Simon."
Padraig McKeon, Independent Communications Director

"The workshop was pacy, interesting, participative and very worthwhile. I am filled with plenty of new ideas and approaches to bring back to my Board colleagues."
Elaine Russell, Omega Consulting & Coaching

“Innovative, fresh content and an engaging delivery with real-life and current examples. Fresh perspectives! I would recommend."
Helen Milligan, MD Gem Oils Ltd

“For senior managers working in commercial organisations, attending the IoD "Great Strategy When You’re Busy, and Getting Busier” workshop is a MUST.” 
Paul Nolan, Associate Director for International Programmes RCSI

“A good refresher course, plenty of stimulus and lots of practical examples. Plus a good mix of attendees, from different sectors, etc. Overall well worth it.”
Olive Fogarty, Director/Consultant

“I attended the workshop out of curiosity as much as a requirement to learn more about strategy. When one mentions strategy, in particular for smaller and medium size business’s it tends not to be given much priority and can viewed by most staff as ‘doesn’t really concern me ‘. However this workshop broke it down and spelt it out in easily comprehendible and logical steps. It provided the reason for a long-term plan and how it can be simply and easily implemented and also demonstrated the absolute necessity for ‘buy in’ across all levels of the organisation. This was another excellent workshop and presented in a professional and engaging manner."
Tom Carr, Managing Director, PalletXpress

“I undertook this workshop to sense check my approach and learnings from a recent strategy development process. I found this to be a thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking strategy workshop and I would highly recommend this to anyone involved in the strategic development and implementation process. In particular this workshop brought a sharp focus on the type of strategic challenges that are coming around the corner for all companies irrespective of industry".
Roger Casey CDir

Professor Simon Haslam CDir

Professor Simon Haslam CDir

Chartered Director, and Director, FMR Research Ltd

Introducing Professor Simon Haslam CDir

Professor Simon Haslam CDir is a Chartered Director (CDir) and is the Director and co-owner of a strategy research and consulting firm, FMR Research Ltd, and of the Consulting Mastered online platform. Simon is also the Programme Lead for Strategy at the Institute of Directors UK. In addition, he is the non-executive Chairman of a transport business. Simon has worked in the consulting sector in Ireland for 20 years. His firm has clients across the private, public and third sectors from SMEs to global brands.

Simon has an MBA from Durham University Business School and a PhD from Strathclyde Business School. He is a visiting Professor at Durham where he leads the Strategic Management module of its Global MBA programme. His book, Strategic Decision Making: A Discovery-Led Approach to Critical Choices in Turbulent Times, co-written with Dr Ben Shenoy, was published by Kogan Page in 2018. 

Is this eligible for CPD?

Dimension covered: Creative Strategy Formulation

Eligible hours: 2.5 hours of Chartered Director CPD.

This session may be eligible for other professional body CPD. Check with your relevant professional body. 

Workshop participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the session. 

What is the cost? 

IoD members - €275 

Non-members - €336

Cancellation and refund policy

Places can only be confirmed upon full payment. Cancellations and a full refund will be accepted if received in writing to cpd@iodireland.ie by 5pm on Thursday, 28th November 2024. After this date, no refund will be possible, and all fees will be forfeited in the event of a cancellation or non-attendance. Please note this live and interactive series requires live attendance at each session. Unfortunately, recordings will not be available as part of post-session materials.

Group bookings

Contact the IoD Ireland Learning and Education team on cpd@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.

Want to connect with fellow workshop participants?

All workshop attendees will receive a list of all other workshop participants in advance of the session. This will include name, job title and organisation. If you have any queries around this  please contact the Learning and Development Team.

For GDPR reasons, we cannot provide contact details on the attendee list. 


For any IoD Ireland Learning and Education Programme queries, email cpd@iodireland.ie or call +3531 411 0010.

Workshop material is prepared by IoD trainers and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Please note that workshop material is provided in soft copy to all participants.