Strategy delivery events

Share our strategy delivery insights.

In person and online events.

Join our engaging, interactive strategy delivery events.

We host regular events where we share our unique approach to strategy delivery.  Every workshop is engaging, interactive and full of fresh insights.  After attending an event you’ll have practical techniques to use straight away.

If you can’t make an event – or wish you’d attended one of our past events – don’t worry, you can book your own session.  Follow the links to discover more about the workshop, and how to book.

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“‘One workshop with Fairisle  opened my eyes to dealing with objections. Time very well spent! Highly recommended.”

David Dand

Founder and Managing Director, David Dand HR Associates

Upcoming strategy delivery events

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Get ready to deliver your strategy

17 May 2022

0930 to 1100 BST

Effective delivery needs proper preparation, but too many strategies fail to deliver because of lack of readiness.

You can achieve the right level of preparedeness, often with a few straightforward steps.

You just need to know which issues to address, how to tackle them, and when to take action.

This interactive, practical workshop will eqip with the tools and techniques you need to get ready to deliver on your strategy.

Recent strategy delivery events

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Your role in change

Chartered Association of Business Schools, PMAC 2022 conference

March 2022

Sarah Willcox, Fairisle Founding Director was invited to speak on ‘Your Role in Change’ at the Chartered Association of Business Schools conference PMAC 2022. Feedback on the talk was great, and we hope delegates found our insights useful for their own strategies.

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How to make effective decisions

With Brighton Chamber

March 2022

We were delighted to run a Bite-sized learning session with Brighton Chamber.

Over the past two years, businesses have had to make many more decisions – often difficult ones.

And it’s not only the business leaders. Nearly everyone has a part in making decisions in a business, whether big or small.

This workshop takes you through the techniques to help you see decision making in a fresh light.  It’s a guide to appraising your options, making the right choice, and reviewing the outcomes to help your business succeed.

Fairisle founder Sarah Willcox  ran  this event.

LEARN MORE about this business decision skills workshop

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Make your strategy work

February 2022

Creating a great strategy takes time and energy. So make the most of it.

How often have you been fired up by a Strategy Day, only to find nothing tangible gets delivered?

This is because the realities of strategy delivery are often overlooked.

But it’s crucial to bridge the gap between strategy and implementation with an effective delivery method. It’s the only way to maintain momentum and deliver real, meaningful benefits. 

In this free online workshop, we shared Strategy Delivery Basics – our practical approach to making your strategy work

The ‘Make your strategy work’ Lab was facilitated by Fairisle founder Sarah Willcox.

LEARN MORE about this strategy delivery in a nutshell workshop

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That was then, this is now

November 2021

Navigating the post-covid environment.

As we emerge from the Covid crisis, one thing is becoming clear – few of us will simply return to ‘business as usual’. Consequently, this interactive, planning-focused workshop looked at what this means for your business. How do you move past the obstacles Covid has thrown your way and how do you retain the good things from your experience?

The workshop was hosted by Brighton Eagle Lab and facilitated by Philip Ratcliff, Fairisle senior Consultant and organisational development specialist.

LEARN MORE about this planning made simple workshop

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Make effective decisions

Decision making is challenging at the best of times, and the Covid pandemic made things particularly hard for business decision makers.  So we shared this workshop, to help participants to view decision making in a fresh light.

This consisted of sharing our approach to appraising options, choosing the right decision, and finally, reviewing the outcomes.

This free online event was an opportunity to explore what it means to make better business decisions.

Fairisle founder Sarah Willcox ran this lab

LEARN MORE about this business decision skills workshop

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Scrum Agile for Strategic Change

We were delighted to contribute a poster and video to the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) 2021 conference.

The video features Ushma Gudka Head of Post Award at Brunel University London, in conversation with Sarah Willcox of Fairisle.

Ushma and Sarah discuss using Scrum Agile to deliver  strategic change at Brunel University London.

They describe how they:

  1. adopted a Scrum Agile approach to delivery;
  2. built team cohesion with staff from  across the University;
  3. worked together to define and deliver a vision for change.

Watch the video to learn more.

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Build consensus

Business and organisational change can raise some difficult issues. But it’s always possible to achieve agreement on how to move forward. Even when emotions are running high.

Following on from our popular ‘Disagree brilliantly’ event, this workshop equipped participants to analyse situations clearly. In addition, we shared the tools and techniques needed to find agreement on even the most difficult issues

Our qualified coach and organisational development specialist Philip Ratcliff ran this lab.

LEARN MORE about this consensus skills workshop

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An Agile approach to business change

Delivering business change and organisation development initiatives can be a challenge. So an approach that allows you to flex according to the needs of your organisation, the resources available, or the time required by other activities is invaluable. That’s why we recommend  the Scrum Agile project management framework, because it does exactly this.

Fairisle founder Sarah Willcox ran this lab

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Springing back: fuelling change with energy from resistance

We were delighted to run a session at the University Human Resources Conference 2021 – ‘Refreshing HR’.

Jane Drysdale, Executive Director, People and Culture at WWF-UK worked with Fairisle consultants Sarah Willcox and Philip Ratcliff to deliver the workshop.

The session drew on the lessons learnt from recent engagements with HEIs. So we took participants through practical and interactive exercises designed to help identify and understand resistance in its varied forms.  We then looked at how to convert the energy from resistance into a fuel for change.

LEARN MORE about this resolve resistance to change workshop

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Disagree brilliantly

Profound and meaningful change nearly always prompts challenging conversations.  But disagreement needn’t impede progress with your change.  Although it can be uncomfortable, disagreement can be the  sign of a good team.

The techniques we shared in this Lab  will equip you and your teams to get the most from difficult conversations, because it’s possible to disagree brilliantly.

Fairisle founder Sarah Willcox ran this lab

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Peer coaching for change

The Fairisle Lab on Peer coaching for change was run by our qualified coach and organisational development specialist Philip Ratcliff.

Peer Coaching helps leaders and teams to navigate change.   First by drawing on the insight of colleagues and peers, and then by working together.  Above all, the approach equips teams  to set out ways forward and develop new perspectives on the challenges they’re facing.

LEARN MORE about this navigate change together workshop

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Resistance to change

The Fairisle Lab on Resistance to change was run by our consultant Sarah Willcox.

How do you deal with resistance to change amongst your colleagues and stakeholders. Maybe even clients?

Is ‘resistant to change’ simply a label that we put on people who don’t seem to see things the way we do?

Is it always a problem or conversely,  telling you something you need to know?

We know that resistance to change is a very common problem.  So this interactive workshop shared how to analyse, and therefore understand,  resistance.

 

LEARN MORE about this resolve resistance to change workshop

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Readiness for change

It’s exciting to get started with change, but getting ready properly is really important.  This session was designed to get you and your team in the zone to start your change initiative.

The session helped participants to identify the success criteria for the change they wanted  to undertake, and assess how ready their teams were to embark on the journey.

The Fairisle Lab on Readiness for change was run by our qualified coach and organisational development specialist Philip Ratcliff.

LEARN MORE about these get ready for change workshops

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