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Strategic Finance Business Partnering

Date: 26th January 2021

Location: Online - 10am - 1pm: Part 1 - 26January and Part 2 - 9 February

Price: £225 + VAT

Bookings have now closed - please contact for more information

This event will be presented online.  Part 1 on Tuesday 26 January and Part 2 on Tuesday 9 February

Timings: 10am - 1pm (on both days) 

This online workshop, spread over two 3-hour modules, is for you if you already have experience of operating in a Finance Partnering approach and wish to operate more strategically, further develop the effectiveness and impact of the Finance function and your role, and gain increased organisational influence.

Intended audience:

  • Those established in Finance Business Partner-type role who wish to take the next step in their development and influence.


By the end of the course you will have:

  • Explored what great Finance Business Partnering across HE is, and what it could be, based on your own context
  • Reviewed current effectiveness of the Finance function based on core pillars for success and explored the role of the Finance Business Partner in influencing change
  • Identified what ‘operating more strategically’ looks like in practice
  • Gained strategic tools and practised using them on live challenges
  • Identified the role(s) you play with stakeholders and when that helps and hinders you
  • Worked as part of small breakout groups to explore a specific topic of your choice in more depth such as:
    • Understanding institutional change and your role in implementing financial changes
    • Handling organisational culture and politics to ensure effective decision-making and implementation
    • Presenting compelling cases for action
    • A comprehensive Finance Business Partnering Toolkit to take away and use at work

Content includes:

  • Assessing Finance’s strategic alignment
  • Finance business partnering effectiveness review, based on 5 core pillars for success
  • Operating as a business consultant and choosing your role situationally
  • Strategic toolkit and practical case studies
  • Focussing your influence - stakeholder and political mapping
  • Exploring core skills and competencies and developing a personal plan

You will also have access to Business Partnering Foundations e-learning prior to the course.  (Optional)

Bookings have now closed - please contact for more information



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