Strategy CPD


CPD-Philanthropy provides a suite of training modules across the Strategy & Planning spectrum.

Strategy & Planning training courses are open to all professionals. CPD-Philanthropy encourages cross-sectoral learning as far as professionals themselves find useful. CPD-Philanthropy offers various 3.5 to 6 hour bespoke training course modules.  

Course module descriptors state indicative aims, learning outcomes, content  and relevance. Same will be adjusted to suit the particular context of the training intervention. Minimum numbers apply for bespoke training.

Due to the ongoing health crisis in 2020/21, CPD-Philanthropy will resume its non-Legal, bespoke Training Consultancy work in 2022. Within the broader Strategy & Planning training category we offer the following courses:


Scenario Planning I: the approach (Click link for more information)

How do I take advantage of the opportunities and dodge the pitfalls? Is this plan/ policy/ strategy too risky? How do we prepare for the future? In a rapidly evolving and complex world these are important questions. Scenario planning is a technique used to understand and prepare for an uncertain future. Applied by both stakeholders and management from large corporations down to governments and communities, the goal is to make better decisions.

This module will introduce you to the practice of scenario planning. It will give you the tools to understand how the future can evolve and how to reach a desired future.

Scenario Planning II: the implementation (Click link for more information)

Building on skills and awareness of scenario planning approaches, this module will introduce you to the techniques used to explore and vision the future within scenarios, how to move to structured scenarios of the future and how scenario planning exercises are implemented. 

Objective Oriented Project Planning (Click link for more information)

This short module, introduces you to the logic of the project cycle. It provides a systematic framework for both administration and participatory learning processes. This module is particularly relevant from accountability, transparency and result oriented perspectives. 

Analysing strategically (Click link for more information)

This short module provides an introduction to external and internal strategic analysis in the context of industry key success factors.  It emphasises macro dynamics which pose challenges to deliberate strategy while offering opportunities for emerging strategy.  This module is particularly relevant from competitive/comparative advantage perspectives. 

Formulating Strategy: Options and Decisions (Click link for more information)

This short module introduces the corner stones of developing strategy: Strategic Options and Strategic Choice. It considers an array of best practice frameworks pertaining selection of corporate strategy, navigating business/competitive strategy and decision making frameworks. This module is of particular relevance from strategic decision making perspectives. 

Implementing Strategy: Systems, Structure and Culture (Click link for more information)

This short module, introduces you to key strategic debates surrounding effective implementation. It elicits strategic questions surrounding the interplay between strategy and structure, organisational systems and culture. This module is particularly relevant from strategic feasibility, decision making and process vs. radical configuration perspectives. 

Making Strategy happen  (Click link for more information)

This short module introduces ‘new wave strategic management’ in the context of political strategy of individual managers and the process of developing organisational strategy. It considers instrumental stakeholder management, types of political strategies, how to succeed and strategy formulation processes. This module is particularly relevant from emerging, anticipative and adaptive strategist perspectives. LOGO 11