Actioning the business plan through project management

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub

Location: Online Action Planning Workshop

Cost: FREE


Wednesday, 19th January 2022 at 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Is your business underperforming against your ‘reasonable’ expectations? Are you surprised when your plans don’t deliver what you’d hoped? If you are, this webinar will help you understand and implement approaches that will increase your confidence and support effective execution of your strategy.

Strategic thinking and business planning are simple enough concepts, in theory at least. In practice, the process of starting with one and executing the other can be a complex management activity and a test of discipline across the business.

Project management concepts, frameworks and disciplines can be used to improve the effectiveness of your execution of these thinking and planning activities. This webinar explores how to use them to your advantage.

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is aimed at business owners and leaders with responsibility for turning strategy into effective action. It is designed both for those who are about to embark on a strategic thinking journey or are already en route and want guidance and tools to enable them to effectively lead and manage the planning and execution effectively. It doesn’t require deep knowledge of either strategy or project management.

Please note that this workshop is open to trading SMEs based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Businesses located outside of this area will be unable to attend and instead directed to alternative support.

What will we cover?

  • Basic concepts of strategic thinking
  • Strategy execution and the role of the plan
  • Failure points in execution and the impact of culture
  • Characteristics of project management and the benefits of using a managed approach
  • Stakeholder roles and responsibilities for effective execution

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:  

  • Consider the effectiveness of your current approach in strategy execution, in leadership and business terms
  • Create a roadmap for executing strategy through effective planning
  • Create a project management system for managing execution
  • Identify and map stakeholders, their roles, responsibilities and needs
  • Identify and implement the management disciplines necessary to deliver results

This is an interactive, Action Planning Online Workshop. You will leave this session with handouts and a practical action plan which can be implemented within your business. Where possible, we would like to encourage you to join this session with your video camera turned on and when instructed by the facilitator, you may un-mute your microphone to take full advantage of the interactive nature of the workshop. For the best user experience, we recommend joining the workshop using Chrome or Firefox as your web browser.


  • 10.00am - 10.50am - Workshop presentation
  • 10.50am - 11.00am - Break
  • 11.00am - 11.50am - Workshop presentation
  • 11.50am - 12.00pm - Break
  • 12.00pm - 12.45pm - Workshop presentation
  • 12.45pm - 1.00pm - Q&A

Who’ll be presenting this workshop?

Steve Hobbs is a widely respected Facilitator, Coach and Mentor, specialising in engendering behaviours that drive growth. With over two decades of experience, he’s worked with individuals and teams from organisations of all sizes – from start-ups to global corporates.

Steve is dedicated to helping businesses to plan and implement strategies which help them navigate uncertain and often complex environments, such as the one we now find ourselves in.



This workshop is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, East Midlands Chamber and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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