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Forum Strategy is a strategy and organisational development consultancy – with an emphasis on executive leadership training and coaching; organisational development and strategic planning

Being the CEO programme

A programme providing cutting-edge training, networking and resources for aspirant and new CEOs.

CEO Networks

We deliver six regional CEO leadership development networks and an annual national conference, as well as contributing to others’ events.

Looking for your next executive role?

We support executive leaders to apply for new roles – including application, interview and presentation coaching.

Resources & Materials

Forum Strategy provides resources and materials that aid your organisations growth and development.

New Narritive, New Decade

Forum Strategy’s new #TrustLeaders narritive

What we Do

CEO Networks

We deliver six regional CEO leadership development networks and an annual national conference, as well as contributing to others’ events.

Being the CEO Programme

A programme providing cutting-edge training, networking and resources for aspirant and new CEOs.

Resources & Materials

We produce leadership development resources, as well as regularly contributing articles to neational press.

Executive Roles

We support executive leaders to apply for new roles – including application, interview and presentation coaching.

Networking

Resources

Opinion, News & Information

Why now isn’t the time to pause Ofsted

Why now isn’t the time to pause Ofsted

Michael Pain, Founder, Forum Strategy The last few weeks have seen a lot of chatter around whether a pause should be placed on inspecting schools. I have a great deal of time and respect for many of those putting forward a well-intentioned campaign. However, I don’t...

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The importance of trustee induction

The importance of trustee induction

The long-term success and sustainable development of any organisation fundamentally depends on good governance. A CEO can only ever be as good as their governing board. The high quality support, challenge, and strategic direction provided by a board is something every...

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Being The CEO: The importance of goals

Being The CEO: The importance of goals

Rachael Gacs, Resources Manager, Forum Strategy and Editor of #TrustLeaders Magazine “Directing attention toward where it needs to go is a primal task of leadership.” ― Daniel Goleman, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence Life, we’re told, is full of choices; and...

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Why academy trusts should employ community organisers

Why academy trusts should employ community organisers

Forum Strategy Thinkpiece; January 2020 Why Academy Trusts should employ Community Organisers Neil Jameson CBE ‘We should not, must not, dare not be complacent about the health and future of British democracy. Unless we become a nation of engaged citizens our...

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A new narrative for a new decade

A new narrative for a new decade

‘Academy Trusts at the Heart of their Communities’ “There is an enormous opportunity for the academy trust sector to finally find its place in the world in the coming decade, to find its reason for being, and to lead the way, with trusts defining themselves as...

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Securing Improvement Leadership Capacity

Securing Improvement Leadership Capacity

Back in November, members of the East Midlands #TrustLeaders network had the opportunity to engage in a fascinating discussion with Lesley Massey – CEO of Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) – an NHS-focused organisation based in the North West of England, but operating...

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Testimonials

What people say about us

I have found the ‘Being the CEO’ programme invaluable as a newly appointed CEO of a Catholic multi-academy trust. The programme has offered the opportunity to explore whatbeing the CEO role means in practice as opposed to simply doing the CEO role. The residential, face-to-face days, conference and coaching have provided regular opportunities not only to reflect, take stock and evaluate but also to network and build professional relationships with other CEOS and Executive Leaders. As a participant on the ‘Being the CEO’ programme, I am much better equipped to ‘conduct the orchestra’.

Being the CEO programme

This programme has been hugely beneficial in the development of my role as a new CEO. The structure of the course is highly effective in allowing space for meaningful professional networking amongst high-quality thought-provoking input from Forum Strategy and experienced leaders/CEO’s from a variety of sectors. The 1:1 coaching has really enabled me to challenge my understanding of the role and map out the next steps for our developing Trust. The concepts explored have resonated with all the participants regardless of their current role or experience and I would recommend it without reservation. It has had a huge impact on my leadership style, my role as CEO and the future direction of our Trust.”
“Thanks for all your work on the Headteacher induction over the last year – it has been really brilliant.”

Gavin Booth

CEO, Infinity Academies Trust

“Thank you for the training you delivered this week. As somebody who is new to MATs, I was able to gather a great deal of relevant and useful information in order to develop my knowledge and thinking. I really appreciated the opportunity to be part of the training days and found them invaluable.”

Rebecca Baker

Executive Headteacher and National Leader of Education, Dunstable