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Creating and Executing Breakthrough Strategy
Creating and Executing Breakthrough Strategy helps you to gain a competitive edge by better understanding your customers, competitors, and industry trends. The program introduces you to the Strategic Learning process — a unique way of integrating strategic analysis, focus, alignment, and execution, and gives you practical guidelines for implementing new strategic directions.
Over six days, you gain a greater understanding of leadership in changing circumstances, so you can leverage corporate culture to your best advantage and overcome resistance. In addition, you benefit from the opportunity to apply your learning to an important personal case with the help and insight of faculty and your peers.
For a complete program schedule download the agenda.
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Please contact our Learning Solutions Specialists at 212-854-3395 for a personal conversation to learn more.
"Before we applied the Strategic Learning process to the Riverside Health Care System, like many providers we were experiencing a 'crisis of loss of control' over our own destiny, given the significant challenges health care presents in America. Since employing the process, I can tell you we no longer have such an issue and are now in firm control of our own destiny. We have now made powerful strategic choices and are a focused, performance-driven and leading health care provider in our community that is generating record quality patient care and financial results. Strategic Learning provided Riverside with a powerful mechanism to promote shared understanding, shared commitment and unity of action in order for us to be the best."
- Ron Corti, President and CEO of Riverside Health Care System
"When I arrived at CAN, it was a company that had lost its focus and had become a bottom- tier performer. It was necessary to transform the culture of nonperformance and entitlement into a competitive organization and market leader. Working in teams, we applied the Strategic Learning Process to create superior insights into our competitive landscape and define our winning proposition and key priorities going forward. We are now focused on what matters most and have significantly improved our performance and, ultimately, our brand. We continue to use what we have learned from the Strategic Learning Process to improve our individual and collective performance and drive ongoing improvement in our business performance."
- Tom Motamed, Chairman and CEO of CNA Financial Corporation
A major focus of the Creating and Executing Breakthrough Strategy is the Strategic Learning process, a methodology used by enterprises throughout the world to respond rapidly to change and gain a sustainable advantage over competitors.
You will learn how to apply this methodology: a four-step dynamic cycle guaranteed to create and sustain winning performance. When you complete the program, you will take with you a workbook of practical tools you can use immediately upon returning to your organization.
"This program takes participants through a rigorous exercise, called a Situation Analysis, to develop insights into the changing environment and the key implications that businesses must contend with today. The participants also learn a unique process called Strategic Learning, which enables leaders and their organizations to sense and respond to change on a continuous basis. Throughout the program, we facilitate discussions on the strategic implications of the unfolding financial crisis."
–William Pietersen, faculty director
Summary of Benefits
- Learn to conduct a Situation Analysis: a powerful method for creating insights into the external environment and your company's own realities
- Improve your ability to foresee change and its implications
- Identify deficiencies in the formulation of your organization's strategy and determine steps to address them
- Diagnose the current state of organizational alignment and create appropriate interventions
- Create a "Winning Proposition" that differentiates your organization and provides greater value to your customers and a political plan to facilitate the execution of your strategy
- Develop a concrete action plan for your specific implementation challenges
- Understand how to monitor the success of a strategic project
Upon completion of this program, you will earn six days towards a Certificate in Business Excellence. Learn more.
Before the program begins, participants prepare by meeting with superiors and peers to discuss a strategic challenge and submitting a write-up. This pressing issue becomes the foundation for the participant's personal case, which is discussed and addressed throughout the program with other participants and with individual coaches.
Sample Session Titles
- Introduction to Strategic Learning
- Learning Styles
- Achieving Insights
- Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness
- Aligning Strategy & Measurement Systems
- Aligning Strategy and Culture
For a complete program schedule download the agenda.
Creating and Executing Breakthrough Strategy is designed for executives of all levels responsible for strategic planning, with primary responsibility for making the changes necessary to enable effective execution of strategy, or those with P&L responsibility who seek to become more strategic in their thinking.
Alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for programs lasting up to seven days. More on the Alumni Tuition Benefit.