Skip to content

Accelerating self-sufficiency & prosperity

Training course

Strategic Management in the Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors /

Book now

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with a framework for understanding the concepts of strategy and to expose them to a range of strategic behaviour models. It explores which concepts derived from the private commercial sector have relevance to managers working in a not-for-profit or public sector context.

After the growing adoption of a more ‘business-like’ approach in public services and the voluntary sector, issues of ethical practice will be considered. The interface between the policy and strategic domains is also a focus area.

Key Topics

  • How strategic management thinking is developing in the public and not-for-profit sectors and the ways this may impinge on organisations in the future
  • The main themes in strategic management literature and their applicability in the public sector and not-for-profit domains
  • Economic, social, technological, environmental and international factors which influence and affect management practice and policy-making in these sectors
  • The major political issues relevant to modern day public sector and not-for-profit management

• Think and plan more strategically
• Engage effectively in critical analysis, evaluation, assessment and interpretation of complex information
• Evaluate and make appropriate judgements and recommendations
• Communicate information effectively and succinctly
• Demonstrate evidence-based judgement skills

• 15-minute presentation, and short case study (500 word write-up based on this presentation), on a strategic issue which affects your organisation
• One written assignment (1,500 words) which examines the theoretical aspects of strategic management in the public/not-for-profit sector. Completed post-course (deadline to be advised)
• Please note the deadline for assignments align to LSBU’s examination timetable. Late submissions will not be accepted.
• Some reading and preparation prior to the course will be required

• On successful completion of this course and all assignments, delegates will receive accreditation for 10 credits from LSBU against the XMPA
• Delegates can take further modules to build to a PgCert (60 credits), or the full XMPA

*Subject to verification process and contract


All courses will be conducted entirely in English. A proficient level of both spoken and written English is required by all delegates so that they are able to fully benefit from the course and participate in our interactive style of training.

Book now