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Strategic thinking is a way of understanding the fundamental drivers of a business and rigorously challenging conventional thinking about them, in conversation with others who can affect the direction of the company, in order to shape future opportunity and economic value.
Programme dates: November 3-4
Strategic thinking focuses on finding and developing unique opportunities to create value by making connections across diverse considerations and exploring how to remove constraints on what is possible whether imposed externally or internally.
Strategic thinking involves a set of skills that need to be exercised in order to be strengthened. We are going to exercise our strategic thinking skills in this course by applying them first to an organization most people are familiar with, The Walt Disney Company. We will build on that experience when we analyze the motorcycle company Ducati. Finally, you will apply the same skills to our own organization starting with one key initiative that you have identified. You will build a case that justifies that issue using external and internal analyses. Then you will think through how your organization should address your strategic issue.
|WHO SHOULD ATTEND AND WHY?|
This design will get you some real practice with the concepts – and you will see that this course design accepts and enforces the notion that strategic thinking is an iterative process. You will end by sketching out how you could “sell” your initiative through your involvement in the strategy conversation inside your organization.
Professor Doug Bosse teaches strategic management at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive levels at the Robins School of Business at University of Richmond (USA). He has over 20 years of experience facilitating strategic planning activities for executive teams, delivering leadership development workshops, and conducting business-to-business relationship improvement engagements for clients in a wide variety of industries. Prior to joining academe, Doug spent over ten years in corporate strategy consulting. He has served a range of large multinational and small domestic clients, including Alfa Laval, Allianz, Altria, CapTech, Delta Airport Consultants, Duke Energy, The Federal Reserve Bank, MCI, Minnesota Power, National Steel, Schneider National Trucking, and Sharp Electronics.
890 EUR + VAT Early bird fee (if paid by October 12)
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