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Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (4 day course)

Edgbaston Campus
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences, Teaching
Thursday 17th October (00:00) - Friday 6th December 2019 (00:00)
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To discuss the course content in more detail or to book and reserve places on this module please contact: Sarah Smith Tel: 0121 414 8390, Email:


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Dates:  17, 18 October 2019 & 5, 6 December 2019

This Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning focuses directly on the current challenge of coping with public service funding cuts at a time of rising service needs and expectations and considers issues such as:

  • Structures and models for strategic commissioning
  • Shaping more successful communities and improved outcomes
  • Integration across all public services
  • Monitoring and evaluating of outcomes
  • Driving organisational and partnership performance
  • Improving procurement
  • Making the most of alternative methods of service delivery
  • Harnessing user and community co-production


Delegates can, if they wish, register towards a postgraduate certificate accreditation (20 credits) and complete two assignments.

Who should attend?

The programme is designed for all those involved in commissioning and procurement of services from public, private and third sectors, including Local Authorities, ,Health and Wellbeing Boards, NHS agencies (e.g. CCGs), Local Partnerships, LSPs, and service providers in the private and the voluntary sectors. The programme is designed to be relevant both to those who already have commissioning experience but also to those who are coming new to commissioning from other public service backgrounds.

The course will be very interactive, encouraging all participants to share their experiences and explore together alternative approaches.

Who will deliver the course?

The programme is delivered by INLOGOV tutors who are leaders in the national field of strategic commissioning and public management. INLOGOV’s work – research, action learning, executive development and postgraduate programmes – seeks to enhance practice through academic insight, helping local public services improve outcomes and efficiency.

Can I use this course as part of my CPD or to access other postgraduate study?

You might wish to consider incorporating it into your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or to make it the start of a fuller postgraduate programme (which you could develop into a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters degree). If you are interested in using the course in these ways, please contact Sarah Smith to discuss the opportunities available.

Fees and booking

The cost is £975 plus £300 for optional accreditation  

Accommodation costs available on request. This course is VAT exempt.

Dates:  17 and 18 October, 5 and 6 December. 


The programme will run on the University of Birmingham campus in Edgbaston. The course is non-residential, but three star hotel accommodation on the Conference Park can be booked separately by those who wish to stay close by.

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To discuss the course content in more detail or to book and reserve places on this module please contact: Sarah Smith Tel: 0121 414 8390, Email:

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