Healthcare Strategy & Innovation

Oxford Management Centre

Oxford Management Centre


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Who should attend

This Oxford Healthcare Strategy and Innovation training seminar is suitable to a wide range of healthcare professionals and managers who will greatly benefit:

  • Managers and clinicians jointly responsible for strategy, marketing, research, operations, HR, finance, etc.
  • Managers and clinicians carrying out management of risks
  • Line and functional managers, team leaders and supervisors
  • Strategic managers who want to assess their current approach to strategy
  • Operational managers who are looking to take on more strategic responsibilities

About the course

This Oxford training seminar in Healthcare Strategy and Innovation will show managers and clinicians how to provide the organisation with a clear vision and long-term plans that will help it move in that direction. It will take delegates, step-by-step through a systematic approach to focus on the future, provide a clear vision of where their organisation is going and the route it is going to follow to get there. It will highlight the challenge of setting priorities and the importance of tracking and measurement to monitor progress. The approach encourages an aligned organisation with every role of working together towards delivering organisational goals.

The focus is on how to develop strategic plans and then implement them effectively. You will discover how to align the organisation with the strategy by engaging with stakeholders, delegating to others, measuring progress, and making tactical adjustments along the way. It also explains effective ways of evaluating how well strategic objectives have been achieved, learning lessons, recognising success, and the contributions of teams and individuals.

This Oxford Healthcare Strategy and Innovation training seminar will highlight:

  • Principles and methods of strategy development, options generation, and decision-making
  • The importance of creativity and innovation in strategic management
  • Management and mitigation of strategic and operational risks
  • Strategic planning and communications to ensure understanding, commitment and accountability
  • Evaluation and review of performance against plans feeding into agile planning


At the end of this Oxford Healthcare Strategy and Innovation training seminar, you will learn to:

  • Understand the difference between strategy and planning
  • Articulate the healthcare organisation’s Vision, Mission, and Values
  • Create clear and achievable objectives
  • Recognise strategic, tactical and operational risks and how to manage them
  • Identify Critical Success Factors and related Key Performance Indicators to track progress and deliver outcomes

Training Methodology

This Oxford Healthcare Strategy and Innovation training seminar utilizes a range of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This includes discussions, case studies, presentations, and exercises.

Above all, the course leader will make extensive use of real-life case examples of organisations with which they have been personally involved.

Each session provides opportunities to develop skills using case experience and apply them to your organisation generating improvements in efficiency and effectiveness.

Organisational Impact

What will your organisation gain from employees attending this Oxford training seminar?

  • Greater confidence in making more informed contributions to strategic plans
  • Sharper awareness of how individuals and teams can contribute to achieving strategic objectives
  • Better ability to choose and apply relevant performance measures
  • Recognition of the need to prioritise resources in order to achieve strategic objectives
  • Business plans that are consistent with the organisation's overall vision and objectives
  • Increased acceptance of responsibility for the achievement of strategic objectives

Personal Impact

Participants will be able to further develop their personal management skills by being:

  • More aware of the factors that will influence strategic decisions
  • More knowledgeable about types of businesses, and business structures, in general
  • More knowledgeable about their own organisation’s strategic challenges and opportunities
  • More confident in providing strategic input in a wider range of situations
  • Able to recognise how various types of strategic initiative are translated into operational plans
  • Able to take on higher level, more responsible roles in the organisation

Course Outline


What is Strategy? Why is it important?

  • Principles of strategic management and business planning
  • Strategic fit of organisational structure, business processes and culture
  • Combining analytical, creative and innovative thinking in strategic management
  • How to build, manage and develop a strategic planning team
  • Getting employees to think strategically
  • Developing a Vision of tomorrow’s organisation


Developing a Strategic Business Plan

  • Strategic analysis of the external business environment
  • Tools and techniques for evaluating competitor activities
  • Achieving a balance of healthcare outcomes and outputs
  • Complexity and choice: deciding what to do and what not to do
  • A practical framework for a strategic business plan
  • Generating, prioritising and selecting programmes and projects


How to Manage and Execute Strategic Alignment

  • What is strategic alignment, why does it matter, and how does it work?
  • A strategic management system
  • Developing a strategy map
  • Applying the strategy map to your own organisation
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the ‘Balanced Scorecard’
  • Total strategic alignment as the basis of successful strategy implementation


Addressing Risk and Meeting Stakeholder Requirements

  • Stakeholder analysis and communication
  • Allocating people and resources to the plan
  • Evaluating and improving performance against plan
  • How to assess and manage risk
  • Best practice in risk management
  • Performance measurement and management


Strategy and Change: The Challenge of Engaging Staff

  • Developing a communication plan
  • Securing commitment to the strategy and responsibility for outcomes
  • Executing strategy – how to break it down and get it done
  • Linking operational plans with strategic objectives
  • Revision and summary of all learning points
  • What do we do next - personal goals, plans and commitment to act

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