Leading with Strategic Advantage

Who is this course aimed at?

This high level day course is typically intended for senior managers/Directors. It is aimed at helping leaders move from a day to day ‘solutions focus’ mind set to developing high level strategic thinking. You will understand the core elements of a practical ‘strategy toolkit’ that will lead to your business having the competitive advantage you need. The course is spread over 2 days as you can see we have put a 5 week gap in the middle of each session so that delegates can take what they have learnt on day 1 and apply some of the learning/frameworks to their organisations before coming back on day 2. Support from the trainer will be offered in between the 2nd session. Day 2 = 22nd September 2020

Do you need previous experience or qualifications to attend this course?

It is anticipated that applicants will already have a good level of management experience and be in a role that is linked developing their business.  For those who have no previous leadership and management experience, a conversation will be needed to discuss suitability.  There are no academic assignments as the course is based on a blended mix of theory/learning and practical application to their business.

Course Content

Benefits for learners:

  • Understand the need for competitive advantage in a changing world
  • Develop understanding of strategic analysis tools
  • Re-run your companies SWOT analysis at a totally different level
  • Develop strategic leadership abilities to underpin your day-to-day management
  Impact for employers:
  • Understand your business at a much deeper level
  • Encourage strategic thinking at this level of management to develop the competitive edge
  • Through the analysis tools develop plans that provide clear and measurable benefits to business


The 2 day course is made up of a broad range of elements of strategic analysis theory/techniques that are then applied to your organisation. Whilst the course will be tailored to attendees needs, envisage component elements are as follows:

  • Understanding the need for change in a competitive world
  • The 4 key strategic questions
  • External and Internal impacts (PEST analysis)
  • Competitor analysis
  • Understanding key stakeholders: Power and influence
  • Understanding your key strategic assets and leveraging against them
  • Analysing and developing culture
  • All the above leading to a refreshed SWOT analysis for your business
‘Leading the advantage’


No assessment

Car Parking

Available on site


Buffet lunch and Teas / coffees provided.


To make a booking please complete the booking form and return to Emma Codd at emma@hgta.org