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

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 Narrative, New Decade

Forum Strategy’s new #TrustLeaders narrative

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. Based on the book ‘Being The CO’

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.

National #TrustLeaders Conference 2020

The third National #TrustLeaders Conference will take place online on 24th September with the theme – Purpose and People.

Resources

Opinion, News & Information

Coaching the CEO

Michael Pain, CEO, Forum Strategy In the information age, it is all too easy for us to become overwhelmed by the noise and the discourse around us. For busy executive leaders, avoiding becoming overwhelmed is a constant challenge. Not only do CEOs need to stay ahead...

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Trust Strategic Reviews 2020/21

‘Working with Michael has allowed me the opportunity to diary in some much needed head space (particularly at the moment) to focus on my professional journey with him and to consequently develop a much deeper awareness of how that is inextricably woven to the...

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Purpose is the new strategy

Purpose is the new strategy

Michael Pain, founder, Forum Strategy We live in a world of unknowns. When will lockdown end and people return with confidence to their daily lives? Has the world of work and have the expectations placed upon our organisations changed forever? Will there be a second...

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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’.

Louise Wilson, CEO

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