Charlotte Brown or Tracy Hatton


We live in an increasingly complex world dealing with a broad spectrum of sudden onset crises and slow creep disruptions. Climate change, technology advancements, demographic changes and geopolitical shifts, among many others, are challenging how we do business.

Despite this, we have a tendency to approach business in a very linear fashion. Our processes, procedures and strategies are designed simply with efficiency rather than flexibility and adaptability in mind, eg our traditional approach to strategy development involves setting a goal and then identifying steps to achieve that goal. But what if things change? What if the conditions we had assumed are different? What if we are hit by a crisis? Efficiency can be the enemy of resilience in a changing business environment.

This workshop outlines how your organisation can plan to be adaptive in the face of change. It focuses on resilient strategy development, covering key elements such as flexible planning approaches, situation awareness, stress testing, and having a change-ready attitude.

A well-designed adaptive strategy will mean you always have a plan, no matter what the situation. In a crisis an adaptive, resilient strategy can mean you are able to quickly change direction and, better yet, take opportunities if they arise.

This workshop is best suited to those in your organisation who will help shape and drive your business strategy.

Learning Outcomes

Participation in this workshop will enable you to:


We’ve worked with ODI over the last few years to deliver a range of tailored in-house courses for our businesses, ranging from Effective Communication through to Technical Report Writing. The quality and professionalism of the facilitators as well as their responsiveness to queries makes them a perfect development partner for our consulting businesses.

Kate Singleton, Manager People and Culture, Net Ltd

Want to know more about this workshop? Let's chat

  • You'll tell us about your business, your specific needs and the business results you hope to achieve.
  • We'll talk about how we can tailor this workshop content to meet your needs.
  • You can tell us about the delivery mode that will best suit your people.
  • We'll explain how we'll support your people to turn their learning into action.

So let's organise a chat. We just need a few details and we'll be in touch.