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Ever wanted to be a top Strategist? This course will show you how!

What’s it about?

I make strategic planning fun! I will introduce you to my specially-designed ten-step participatory strategic planning process, to make strategic planning, dynamic, motivating, and ensure by-in from all the team. This involves asking the fundamental questions: “Who are we, what do we want to achieve, and why?” and working step by step through to identifying the impact you want to make and how to measure success. It includes creation of shared vision, mission, values and theory of change; environmental monitoring and stakeholder analysis; aims and objectives and operational strategies.

What will I take away?

You will be able to create your own strategic plan using the ten step process; learn and try out creative new facilitation ideas and techniques that can be adapted for any participatory process; and learn strategic planning terms and concepts and how to think and act strategically. All in a day’s work!

About the Trainer: Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith (Esua)

My Values: Participation, inclusion, and respect for diversity, creating a safe space for all participants to engage and contribute.

Background: I’m an independent facilitator, strategist, trainer and management development consultant, working for over thirty years with over 100 different NGOs nationally and internationally.  I specialise in diversity, gender, violence against women, race, human rights and women’s rights, and international development. Clients include Oxfam, Action Aid, Wateraid, British Council. I have extensive experience of working with the Women’s Movement, including WRC, European Women’s Lobby, Fawcett Society, Womankind, Women’s National Commission.

Experience: Former member of the UK Government delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, 1995, Commissioner for the Women’s National Commission, Chair of the Fawcett Society, Chair and co-founder of the Gender and Development Network. Vice Chair of Action Aid UK, Trustee of the Equality and Diversity Forum. Currently Ambassador for Women’s Resource Centre.





This course is FUNDED  for women’s organisations or projects based in London working with those affected by sexual and domestic violence


If you do not fulfil the above criteria the following applies:

If your organisation is a Member of WRC you will need to pay £25 for the full day 

If your organisation is not a member of WRC you will need to pay £50 for the full 


Please read our Training Policies about cancellations, late arrivals, etc. here.

November 9th, 2017 9:30 AM   through   5:00 PM
Women's Resource Centre
United House
North Road
London, LON N7-9DP
United Kingdom
Phone: 02076973461
Training fee
Free training - London VAWG organisations £ 0.00
My organisation is a full WRC member and I am using its allocated free training for the year £ 0.00
My organisation is a member of WRC. £ 25.00
My organisation is not a member of WRC. £ 50.00

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