Training in open-events or co-created with you and delivered on-site.

All our training is built around a fully interactive approach where you can bring your own context, views and questions to complement the existing material and so enhance your learning. Ultimately, all the training responds to your needs by moving further with strategic thinking and using evidence for better decisions to improve and reach your goals.


Stuart Astill brings over 20 years of professional expertise at the forefront of innovating strategy and evidence use with organisations from local charities and SMEs, through large international companies, to the EU, UN and the World Bank. He has trained professionally, and also taught in universities, in a broad range of settings to groups of 5 to 200 on subjects as varied as leadership, longitudinal data analysis and the legal structure of the EU.  Stuart knows that your strategy can easily be as good as the best and will help you to achieve that.

Marc Haywood specialises in strategy under uncertainty in challenging environments. Suffice it to say that Marc used these skills as a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army, heading up logistics, supply-chain and support for International Forces across Southern Afghanistan. He has also recently worked with a variety of public sector organisations, tech, retail and manufacturing companies across the UK, Europe and globally. No environment is too difficult for Marc to apply the lessons of strategy and evidence.

Patrick Astill is a hands-on communication professional who covers the essential warm, human traditional approaches as well as having a deep understanding of the benefits and practical approaches of digital. He works with content-producers of all kinds and with every imaginable audience, from individual consumers of local media to large corporates. Patrick knows how you can build and communicate a compelling message, tailored to your varying audiences, where the strategy shines through and real credibility is built from your evidence.


The approach we take in training is to consider everyone as thought leaders – no matter what their role or function. Strategic and evidence-based approaches enhance everyone’s ability to make a difference. Your training events will enable you to return to your work with a new perspective and think differently about what you do with positive and immediate effect.

Our current core training outlines are below – these are in the form of one day training events (sometimes joined together to more than one day in a theme).

We also run taster events at extremely accessible rates covering each of our themes. These events take place regularly in a variety of cities – they are short introductions but still meet our aim of you leaving the room with new insight to really change the way you work for the better.

Also, if you are interested in a tailored training session then any of the existing outlines can be reshaped with you to create your event for your organisation. Or if you have a great idea for another subject we can co-create something brand new. CLICK here for my direct email and get in touch.


Meaningful metrics: aims, outcomes, analytics and big data. Making metrics work for you as a benefit not a burden.

Value for Money: What does it mean? Why do you care? How to achieve it!


Two day strategyandevidence.com special

What is evidence? … and how to use it! Looking at the broad range of what ‘evidence’ is and how to use it in decisions, negotiations and communication. [also available as a one day training]

Numbers, words, pretty pictures and Excel: how to get from raw information to influential structured evidence and striking visual outputs [also available as a one day training]