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StrategyStory - Rapid strategy to overcome challenges 2024065W

Jun 5, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024


Full course description

Member price $3000 per team (up to 4 people). Each team member to register individually. Schools will be invoiced in the next billing cycle.

Date and time

Day 1: Wednesday 5 June 2024, 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Day 2: Wednesday 19 June 2024, 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Day 3: Wednesday 24 July 2024, 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


Leadership Team, Principal, Board Chair, Business Manager, Marketing, Communications Professional


Drive action and results by developing rapid strategic responses to pressing challenges and opportunities. Fast-track a process and strategy to respond to pressing concerns that present schools with risk, challenges, opportunities or threats.

  1. Strategise Rapidly: Develop and implement fast-tracked problem-solving techniques to address immediate risks and challenges.
  2. Mobilise Action Plans: Construct and mobilise actionable strategies to respond quickly to critical school concerns.
  3. Capitalise on Opportunities: Identify potential opportunities amidst challenges and strategise on how to capitalise on them for the benefit of the school.

“The most interesting learning from working with StrategyStory in developing the school strategy and school story was the strong alignment of all areas of the community - affirming what and who we are today as well as identifying the challenges of the future.” Waverley Christian College                                    

Key takeaways               

  • strategies to quickly devise and apply effective problem-solving approaches for immediate challenges, ensuring swift mitigation of risks and obstacles
  • tools to create and implement detailed plans of action that address urgent issues facing member schools
  • strategies to recognise and leverage opportunities within challenges, turning them into advantages for development and success.

Find out about the full suite of StrategyStory programs on offer in 2024.

Presenter information

Professor Donald MacLean         

As well as co-founding StrategyStory with Kate Hooper, Professor Donald MacLean works at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. Donald’s internationally published, ground-breaking research on strategy is used by business and academics across the world. His book has been described as ‘genius’ and ‘tour de force’ by leading international scholars. He has held appointments such as Chair of the board of SAMS Research Services Ltd., Oban as a University town and strategy lead for the Institute of Directors.

Kate Hooper      

Kate Hooper was a BBC senior producer/producer (news and current affairs, politics, human interest, topical and events), and has led content and communication teams in a number of organisations. Kate is an Ambassador for Women’s Enterprise Scotland and a non-exec board member of a large charity. Kate has worked extensively across online, broadcast and print media, and wrote her own column for years. Her passion is creating very human-focussed, strategic communications and content for audience to deliver results.

Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards 

  • School governance – Governance                                                    

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