Strategic Business Planning


Following LEAD™, on the twelve-month long GOLD™ program you learn how to create, implement and review strategy in your own and other businesses by experiencing ‘being’ a Non-Executive Director (NED) in other organisations and ‘having’ a NED in your own company.

GOLD™ focuses on business planning, strategic leadership, change management, decision making processes and culture change. You will work with a small group of like-minded peers.

You are supported to work in each other’s organisations through a range of simulated board meetings and workshops, and develop an annual action plan linking your vision with your day-to-day activities.

Subsequently, delegates can build on their Postgraduate Certificate to have their learning on GOLD™ accredited and receive a Postgraduate Diploma (Leading Business) from the University of Gloucestershire which can form the basis for our MBA (Leading Business).

  • 50
    Going for GOLD™

    of LEAD™ delegates subsequently join our GOLD™ program on strategic planning

  • 75
    Postgraduate Diploma

    of GOLD™ delegates do the work based learning Postgraduate Diploma

  • 80
    from GOLD™ to GAIN™

    of GOLD™ delegates subsequently join our GAIN™ program on innovation and competitive advantage

Who is GOLD™ for?

The twelve-month long GOLD™ program supports owner-managers, business leaders and senior managers of small to medium sized enterprises (SME) to work in each other’s organisations through a mixture of simulated board meetings and workshops with a focus on the matters that SME boards should be considering.

Reason to do GOLD™?

We assist you to develop your vision with an annual action plan that links your vision to day–to-day activities. Together with your peers, you will be coached on how to prepare board packs, understand and interpret appropriate management and financial information, create a dashboard report with relevant key performance indicators and produce a prioritised sales pipeline.

Through the monthly simulated board meetings, you will experience ‘being’ a Non-Executive Director (NED) and receive the impact of ‘having’ a NED within your organisation. This will directly improve your performance in your own board and senior management meetings plus give you the confidence to become a NED and/or engage a NED as you further develop yourself and your company.

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