Walking The Talk: Strategy Execution for Local Government Professionals

Doing things differently is hard. Implementing a strategic direction takes time, energy and commitment - often in the face of competing pressures and established ways of working. Without support. managers feel overwhelmed, isolated and frustrated in delivering change - and strategy fails to embed.

Most strategy stumbles at the first hurdle and very little is executed successfully. Only 5% of public spending initiatives achieve the full range of intended benefits, while two thirds is delivered late or over budget - if at all. We can do better!

In this one-day workshop session, local government chief executives and senior managers receive the tools to close the strategy execution loop, to make change stick.

What You Learn

1. The first hurdle: Why strategy execution fails

- The execution gap

- Clarity and focus

- Thinking vs doing: the pressure test

2. Bridge the Gap: How to translate strategy into operational priorities

- Pushing back

- Making trade-offs

- Aligning budgets, services and processes

3. Walk the Talk: Practical steps to make change stick

- Implementation planning

- Embedding new behaviours

- Monitoring and support

- Change and review.

What You Get

- Diagnostic survey to determine your decision-making personality and what that means for your personal management style

- Custom training workbook

- Useful reading material

- A suite of tips, tricks and useful frameworks to implement at the coalface

- Complimentary follow-up session with Alicia.custom workbook, reading material and handy tips and tricks to take back to the coalface.

Register for upcoming training here or enquire about in-house programmes. 

Change Resilience for Senior Professionals

Change is hard to pull off - especially when it seems like a threat. Traditional resilience training focuses on 'getting through' and 'bouncing back' - but we are selling ourselves short.

In a fast-moving world, it is critical that we found our way through change - not just to survive or adapt, but to prosper. Post-adversarial resilience research leads the way, showing us that we can grapple with change and experience transformational growth and success.

This one-day training workshop provides practical, mindset-shifting tools to build change resilience on a personal and organisational level. It is ideal for professionals facing upheaval and uncertainty in their operating environments.

What You Learn

1. Reactions to Change

- Loss aversion and uncertainty 

- Managing risk and fear

- Stress types and styles

2. From Overwhelm to Opportunity

- Stoicism and PTG

- The three Rs of resilience

- Mindset and ownership

3. Shifting Gears - Practical tools for resilient teams

- Planning for success

- Modelling resilience

- Strategies for pressure situations.

What You Get

- Diagnostic survey to determine your current resilience profile

- Custom training workbook

- Useful reading material

- A suite of tips, tricks and useful frameworks to implement at the coalface

- Complimentary follow-up session with Alicia.