This three-part short course has been designed to help studios large or small with continuous improvement of the things that keep an agency running well – clear and informed strategic planning, sound financial management and building great teams.
Whether you have been in business for one year or many there’s always more to learn. As 2020 so deftly taught us, change is ever present and with it can come both adversity and opportunity, so it pays to keep the three legs of your stool well maintained.
The course is set across three workshops, you can come to one or all three.
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Business Strategies are most effective when they are driven by your WHY, informed by your market and when they shape the agencies client strategy and the way the studio operates.
An approach to developing three things – a high-level, action-oriented business plan, your Customer Portfolio Strategy, and an Operating Model / Playbook. A view of some of the fundamentals of financial management and building great teams and clarity as to whether the next two workshops are of value to your agency and who to send along.
Wednesday, 30 June 2021
If you can reasonably predict what will be in the bank account each month of the year(s) ahead you can make informed decisions about where to invest and when and how to manage payments… and the bank.
A picture of the role of a cash flow model and its relationship with your P&L as key business decision-making tools. Instructions as to how to build your own Commercial Certainty model and recommendations for how to set business measures to steer the business and a risk register to protect it from adversity.
Wednesday, 11 August 2021
The ability to identify the unique strengths and preferences of your team makes a bunch of things easier – hiring, performance and development conversations, collaboration, even strategy setting.
A view on how strengths can be used to bring new ways of working to your team, informed by each person’s uniqueness and a copy of your own Gallup StrengthsFinder profile. An intro as to how to set and use OKR’s and a strength-based model around how to find and build great people managers.
Donna was an owner and director of DNA for 10+ years. The last three years of her tenure at DNA were in the role of General Manager, responsible for ensuring the agency was well-designed to hit both commercial and strategic goals.
Donna now runs a consultancy called Running Mate, which she set up to help business owners and leaders grow and sustain good businesses. Donna offers coaching, strategic consulting, project-based work and business-sitting. She also has multiple governance positions.
Jason worked in the corporate sector for over 19 years, marketing brands like NESCAFE, KLEENEX and HUGGIES. He started his consultancy eight years ago and operates as a leader performance coach, trainer and facilitator. Jason has now worked with over 50 organisations from large organisations to teams of 5 and coached 100’s of people.
Jason’s focus is on helping people understand why they do what they do using Gallup StrengthsFinder as a tool to unearth this, and how to leverage this to get what they want our of their business role.
After 20 years’ business advisory experience including PwC and KPMG, Warren established a consultancy specialised in assisting privately owned businesses with profit improvement strategies.
Warren has extensive experience developing and embedding tools and processes, including cash flow forecasting and reporting systems and helping businesses improve their financial planning and operational practices.
If you would like to book and pay for this course by invoice, please contact Louise directly to arrange your registration.