Executive Access: Turnaround and Restructuring for Organizations

Developed in response to intense client demand, our Executive Access series of short programs provides you with immediate, actionable insights in an accessible format. The next program in the series is Turnaround and Restructuring for Organizations, taught by Rami Arbid '15, vice president at AlixPartners and a turnaround and restructuring advisor.

Corporate Restructuring: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: March 31, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. ET (Calculate your timezone.)
Fee: $450
Format: 3-hours, live online

This program earns 1/2 a certificate credit. Learn more.
Participants of our Executive Access series also receive a $450 credit towards any future multi-day executive education program.

Program Overview

No other event in recent history has had such a vast impact on the global economy as the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many organizations are seeing a significant increase in the need for restructuring in the months ahead.

In this three-hour program, get a look inside the world of restructuring. You’ll learn about the current global restructuring landscape, understand when to pursue a holistic restructuring in your organization, and gain practical tips for implementing and delivering a restructuring plan.

Through a mix of lectures, group breakouts, case studies, and a moderated panel with a group of typical stakeholders in a restructuring, you’ll learn how to proactively take control of the situation and work with your stakeholders to deliver a successful restructuring for your organization.

Learning Outcomes

✓ Understand the landscape of the restructuring market and where to go for external support

✓ Identify issues within your business that might lead to a restructuring scenario in the near future

✓ Learn about the steps typically taken to complete a restructuring as well as tools used to monitor progress

✓ Practice how to communicate to stakeholders what the next set of steps should be


  • The Restructuring Landscape
    • What a company in distress may look like
    • Key advisors in the market — where to go
    • Timing of a restructuring — when to plan to begin a process
    • Range of options a business in distress can pursue
  • Stakeholder Management
    • A review of the key stakeholders at the table for a restructuring
    • Understanding the different objectives that need to be balanced during a restructuring process
    • Case study: issues arising in a restructuring
  • Breakout Session
    • Map where your current organization might be in the company life cycle
    • Highlight external and internal factors that could cause stress to the business, leading to a restructuring requirement
    • Key questions to consider
  • Planning for an Uncertain Future
    • Identify steps your organization could take in the face of uncertainty
    • What contingency planning looks like — overview of options available in a stressed and distress scenario
  • Panel Discussion
    • Hear from the various stakeholders in a restructuring
    • Learn more about the different experiences of these individuals when engaged in a restructuring process, and how they work towards finding a delicate balance to complete the process


» Download the program schedule here.


Rami Arbid
Vice President at AlixPartners

Rami Arbid is a 2015 Columbia Business School graduate and a turnaround and restructuring advisor located in the Middle East. Prior to his current role, he spent seven years working in his family business, an oil and gas construction company. When the company ran out of cash, he spent three years negotiating a restructuring with 14 lenders, over 3,000 employees, and over 1,000 suppliers. He’s leveraged this experience to move into financial advisory, advising clients across the Middle East on a variety of situations, ranging from financial restructuring, contingency planning, and insolvency.


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