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StrategyStory - Six steps to develop your school's strategy 2024069X

Feb 14, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

$80 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Available Now - self-paced

Delivery mode

On Demand


Leadership team, Principal, Board chair, Business Manager, Marketing, Communications professional


Looking to register more than one person? Contact us at isLearn to arrange a group discount for your school.

Strategy and communication professionals, Professor Donald MacLean and Kate Hooper have been working with ISV member schools for years and they understand the challenges our sector has faced.

This introductory self-paced learning event gives you a basic introduction to the unique and award-winning formula of strategy and story. After completion you will have strategies and resources that will support you to make a start in your school.

Developed in partnership with ISV, StrategyStory’s award-winning method has been tailored to support some of the issues that you may be facing, such as:

  • Challenges attracting, recruiting and retaining staff
  • The need to increase the number of families and students signing-up.
  • Survival pressures such as financial difficulties associated with rising costs or taxes
  • A desire to stay ahead of the game, taking action now to prepare for the future

Ultimately, to move things up a gear, open a new chapter in your school’s story while keeping everyone in your school on board.

The most interesting learning from working with Strategy Story 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               

  • deeper understanding of tailored strategies that address member schools' unique challenges.
  • Information about StrategyStory and its role in creating compelling narratives for school engagement.
  • proactive approaches to prepare schools for future challenges and uncertainties

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.