Supporting you to plan, grow and thrive
Forum Strategy is a strategy and organisational development consultancy – with an emphasis on executive leadership training and coaching; organisational development and strategic planning
What we Do
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.
We support executive leaders to apply for new roles – including application, interview and presentation coaching.
Opinion, News & Information
Katie Whirledge Communication is key and content is king, even more so during periods of unrest and uncertainty. I would say that; I run a communications company. But, as most of us are being bombarded with policy, procedure, best practice, bad practice and endless...
Sarah Ginns, Research & Consultancy Manager at Forum Strategy Even a month ago, none of us could have predicted the impact the coronavirus pandemic would have on our education system. Let us not forget it has been less than a fortnight since the Prime Minister...
Michael Pain. Founder, Forum Strategy Join Forum Strategy’s new national network of COOs here: http://localhost/forumold/trustleaders-chief-operating-officers-forum/Applications close 3rd April 2020 In my book, Being The CEO, I write that the most...
Forum Strategy is a national, market-leading provider of networks and advisory support in the education sector. Our work is highly valued and hundreds of the sector’s leading organisations and CEOs are members of our national network. We are now bringing our...
David Strudley CBE, Forum Strategy Associate “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” Charles Dickens CONTEXT In just over a year in 2008/09 Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust went from having one of its best years in income generation to a disastrous...
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (18 March) published summary information about the contents of the forthcoming Emergency Coronavirus Bill, which will be laid before Parliament tomorrow (19 March). The main features of the Bill of most...
CEOs and their expert teams across our networks are making their resources and time available to support other trusts and schools who may need it at this challenging time. In particular, trusts may need help and advice around: – Online learning platforms –...
Michael Pain As we all come to terms with the very fluid situation around Co-VID19 and its impact on our society and economy, academy trusts and schools are having to adapt quickly and deftly, with very little in the way of specific guidance. One area that is coming...
What people say about us
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.”
“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.”