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On campus program
Orchestrating Winning Performance

Mastering future readiness

On campus program

Orchestrating Winning Performance

Mastering future readiness

Location
Lausanne
Length
5 days
Fee
CHF 10,900
Next program starts

24 June 2024 (Program is full – waiting list available)

Master future readiness at OWP Lausanne 2024

Are you and your organization future ready? Orchestrating Winning Performance 2024 provides you with the unique opportunity to prepare you and your organization to perform and transform at the same time. You will gain fresh perspectives to help you lead under uncertainty, positively overcome adversity, plus navigate fast and frequent change so that you, your teams, and your organization are future-ready.

Sessions and streams are organized around three themes:

  1. Individual/Self: leadership and people management
  2. Organization: strategy, operations digital, innovation
  3. Society: geopolitics, environmental

Guided by IMD expert faculty, you will explore these topics and more, benefiting from the latest insights and applied research. Keynote speakers will motivate you to take ambitious action with their bold, compelling stories. You will deepen your learnings across industries and geographies by learning from, and connecting with, hundreds of peer executives who will join you in high-impact, highly energizing sessions. We warmly welcome you to Orchestrating Winning Performance 2024.

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Insight sessions
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Insight sessions
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The future of GenAI. Here are the next 4 GPTs we will see!

Professor Amit Joshi

What comes next after ChatGPT? We will discuss the next types of GPTs we are likely to see.

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Unleashing the power of circular business models

Professor Julia Binder

Explore how circularity is revolutionizing industries and paving the way for a sustainable future. Discover how forward-thinking businesses are shifting from linear, wasteful practices to circular systems, prioritizing resource efficiency, waste reduction, and environmental stewardship, aligned with economic value.

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Future readying: are you planning or strategizing?

Professor Goutam Challagalla

The term “strategy planning” is used in many firms. Is the strategic planning exercise really about strategy or something else? This session will explore the difference between planning and strategy.

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Quantum computing

Professor Öykü Isik

What could be the business case for this new paradigm of computing? And why is it so difficult to achieve success? We will demystify the new frontier of computing, discuss existing business applications, and explore what you can expect soon.

Streams
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Morning streams
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Future-ready organizations: the six disciplines of strategic thinking

Professor Michael Watkins

Your most powerful tool to steer your business through uncertainty is strategic thinking. Explore the six disciplines of strategic thinking that separate good and great leaders and gain tools to build competitive edge.

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Clean winners: sustainability is not a moral code but a business agenda

Professors Frédéric Dalsace and Goutam Challagalla

Firms need to embrace sustainability not just as a moral compass but as an integral component of strategy. Paradoxically, doing so will accelerate the transition. This stream will show you how this can be done, faster and better than you could initially believe.

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Winning in the wellness economy

Professor Lalin Anik

Discover latest behavioral insights showing how your brand can respond to the urgent consumer needs to live well and uncover novel paths for you to thrive in the new wellness economy. 

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Embodied strategic thinking: lead yourself and organization through your breath and voice

Professor Albrecht Enders with Robin de Haas, Vocal Leadership Consultant

In this highly exploratory stream, we will share and experiment with how we might use our breath and our voice to provide guidance and confidence, both to ourselves and the teams around us, when navigating critical strategic decisions.

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Every firm has a pricing problem: how to address yours

Professor Stefan Michel

Pricing excellence requires capabilities in four dimensions: customer insights, pricing economics, pricing management and pricing psychology. We will dive into each dimension, offer a personal diagnostic comparing pricing capabilities with the benchmark, and explore roadmaps for pricing excellence.

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GenAI in practice

Professors Didier Bonnet and Michael Wade

Examine the practical impact of GenAI on work and employees, explore through real-case examples where this technology can generate business value, and discover how traditional organizations can implement GenAI to extract business benefits.

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Climate readiness and solutions for growth

Professors Kazuo Ichijo & Francisco Szekely

Discover a framework for companies to prepare and act now to address the challenges and opportunities associated with climate change impacts. Learn from best-in-class examples of companies developing solutions for climate and are growing their profits steadily.

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Does your leadership matter? Using AI to measure (and increase) your impact

Professors Katharina Lange & José Para Moyano

In this interactive session, you will bring your most pressing “leadership puzzle” and blend human wisdom with AI algorithms. Witness the measurable impact of your leadership evolution, guided by human and artificial intelligence. Join us to experiment and see the difference for yourself!

Afternoon streams
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Designing tomorrow: a new approach to AI product innovation

Professor José Parra Moyano

This interactive workshop features group brainstorming, teamwork, and practical exercises, to learn how to innovate to develop new AI-based processes, services, or products. Learn what is possible in terms of AI innovation and what AI can do for your organization. Get ready to roll your sleeves up!

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Psychological safety: how to lead your team to learn and perform

Professor Robert Hooijberg

Not all ways of seeking psychological safety are equally productive. Identify variables that enable the productive version of psychological safety. Demarcate the differences among groups, teams and high-performing teams to create a psychologically safe environment where high-performing teams can flourish.

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Incumbents: how to defend against born-digital players

Professor Annabelle Gawer

Explore the fundamentals of digital platforms and ecosystems strategy, how platforms operate at the heart of ecosystems, how they create value, what kinds of platform business models win, and how they provide a competitive advantage. Discuss options for incumbents: build, buy, or belong.

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Biden versus Trump 2024: future proofing your global business

Professors David Bach and Simon Evenett

Stress test your business for either election outcome and get frameworks to bolster business resilience, reduce potential negative impacts, and contribute to future readiness. Whether your business operates in the US or not, the election represents a fork in the road that warrants your attention as a leader.

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Navigate your family enterprise into the future

Professor Peter Vogel

Tackle challenges such as transitions, fostering innovation and business model renewal, ESG and impact investing, and preserving multigenerational wealth. Address your unique challenges, seize opportunities to stay ahead of the curve and future-proof your family enterprise. (Reserved for family businesses only.)

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Strategic leadership: get your team to break through even the most intricate problems

Professor Arnaud Chevallier

Chances are you never got any training on solving complex problems. Discover a simple three-step process to address complex problems which also shows you how to harness the power of scientific thinking to lead your team to consistent high-quality outcomes.

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Preparing to do business in challenging emerging markets

Professor Marleen Dieleman

Many economic opportunities are in challenging emerging-market environments. Unfortunately, such environments are also risky places to do business. How can you prepare yourself to navigate the pitfalls of these markets and reduce your risks.

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LeadAirship: the science, impact and practice of breath

Professors Alyson Meister and Susan Goldsworthy

In this immersive experience, delve into the profound impact of breathwork on health, performance, and overall leadership capabilities. Explore how mastering breathwork is essential, accelerating personal transformation and improving team dynamics.

Special topics
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AI in pedagogy: hands on with large language models (LLMs)

Professor Amit Joshi

This will be a fully hands-on session! Each participant will analyze data, create code, images etc. using GenAI, in a structured exercise format.

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Machines are learning, but can they be sentient? A deep dive for leaders

Professors Michael Yaziji and Stefan Michel

Explore the essence of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). Gain a foundational understanding of ML. Embark on a journey from the basics of algorithm training to the realm of sentient potential. Consider AI’s potential to possess awareness, consciousness, and self-experience.

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Future readying your organization

Professors Howard Yu and Mark Greeven

Discover four corporate principles that future-ready companies adhere to stay competitive. More than corporate strategy, this session will also provide personal rules to apply in your immediate surroundings to close the knowing and doing gap and help those around you to win!

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Developing high-performance teams

Professor Ina Toegel

Most teams still operate as groups – i.e. they under-leverage the potential for synergies (at best) and they are slowed down or paralyzed by dysfunctional relationships (at their worst). Discover practical steps to build high-performing teams.

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What every business can learn from the luxury industries to future proof themselves

Professor Stéphane JG Girod

How can firms from other sectors learn from luxury brands’ spectacular performance? In this session, open to non-luxury professionals, discover what you can learn from luxury businesses, whether you work in B2B or B2C, and even if you compete on low cost and prices.

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Who you’ll meet at OWP Lausanne

The fully customizable design of OWP makes it ideal for individuals and teams at all career stages and every industry. Joining as a team offers you exceptional opportunities to further tailor your experience with a custom team journey around your key corporate strategic/leadership challenges.

30+

Nationalities & industries

25+

Average years of experience

400+

Executives

30+

Teams

See inside OWP Lausanne

OWP is IMD’s signature program. The Lausanne 2023 edition attracted about 450 decision-makers to grow their networks and explore the latest thinking on today’s critical business challenges and opportunities.

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Customize your week

As an individual
Pick the most relevant topics and streams to solve your challenges and drive your business forward. Take back tools and strategies that you can implement immediately.

As a team
OWP is the ideal environment for your teams to regroup, plan ahead and build highly effective collaborations. A wide range of options enable teams to work together on post-pandemic challenges and develop specific solutions at the corporate level. Team members can also work on individual development needs to effectively lead and collaborate in the new normal.

Insight sessions

Power start your day with a 1-hour insight session into a critical business issue or opportunity.

Streams

Gain in-depth knowledge of the on market opportunities and innovations that most interest you.

Special topics

Focus on a special topic such as an integrative case study, personal leadership assessment, or business simulation.

Keynote speakers

Be inspired by stories of success in challenging environments and reminded why you should never give up!

Networking

Connect with the people that matter to you and grow your network.

Individuals and teams review their week
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Jens Bjerg Sørensen

CEO, Schouw & Co, Denmark

Discover the latest management thinking

OWP is a learning pallet for business leaders to discover the latest management thinking, as well as an opportunity for the broader executive team to connect in person.

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Adelina Toader

Director, Structured Commodities Finance, ING, Switzerland

It is extremely valuable

In these very uncertain times, it is extremely valuable to be able to network with such smart, brilliant people from all over the world, to interact with the faculty, and to learn the latest on what’s happening out there.

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Raed AlRashed

Senior General Manager, NWC, Saudi Arabia

OWP Lausanne is fantastic

OWP Lausanne is fantastic. It developed my leadership in terms of leading myself, leading others, leading strategy and how to contribute more to my organization and country.

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Karine Le Heiget

Global HR Division, Deputy Head of Training & Development, TDK Corporation, France

Super interesting learning

I got great insights on how to manage our environmental impact as a company. Super interesting learning with very dynamic professors and participants from a wide diversity of
industries.

Two Danish firms strengthen their top teams at OWP

Schouw & Co, an industrial conglomerate and Hildebrandt and Brandi, a management consultancy firm, explain how Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) helps their top teams gain ‘outside-in’ inspiration and sets the direction for the next year.

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Schouw team celebrates OWP

IMD’s first face-to-face Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) in three years provided “a learning pallet” for business leaders to discover the latest management thinking, as well as an opportunity for the broader executive team to connect in person, said Jens Bjerg Sørensen, CEO at Schouw & Co, a Danish industrial conglomerate that owns six companies in the B2B segment.

“You get a lot of insights and food for thought,” he said of the week-long customizable program. “It’s difficult to organize a program like this yourself; you can’t find the inspiration in the same way. It’s super good to combine the IMD professionalism with our own small breakout groups. We get good inspiration and meet up in small groups and have broader company insights,” he added.

Having attended OWP five times previously, this year Sørensen brought the management teams from all six of Schouw & Co’s holding companies – the first time the team of 40 people was able to come together since the pandemic. Each of the holding companies had their own breakout room at IMD, and at 7.30 am each day, Sørensen ran a chairman session with the different function heads from each firm to use their insights to drill down into what is going on at each company. insights on a whiteboard to help him visualize the broader trends that will shape the company’s strategy.

“Last time, in 2019, we really realized that sustainability was knocking on the door,” he said. “I took a lot of decisions based on that. I took a picture of the whiteboard, and I’ve been using it over the past few years to set direction. And one word came out of that was ‘responsible’.”

Following that OWP, Schouw & Co established a corporate center of sustainability and ESG and came up with some new ideas around how to digitalize.

One of his key takeaways this year is that volatility is here to stay. “The world is not as easy as it used to be. I learned that you need to keep and stick to a clear strategic direction,” he said.

To cope with this increasing uncertainty, Sørensen believes it is more important than ever to invest in his company’s people. OWP not only brings fresh insights and a chance to network across the broader group, but also a different mindset, he said.

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Søren Brandi at OWP Lausanne

This is a belief shared by fellow Dane Søren Brandi, Managing Partner at management consultancy firm Hildebrandt & Brandi, who came to OWP this year with a team of 20 people, including his fellow partners as well as the company’s future talent.

“It’s a great team experience to be here in a relaxed yet professional atmosphere. You are together to do some professional learning, while you at the same time get the chance to talk about stuff that is important in your own team,”he said.

His number one priority at OWP is to fuel the inspiration, motivation, and engagement for individual learning on topics as diverse as sustainability, future readiness, and complex leadership challenges. “We didn’t put any restrictions or guidelines on which streams and insight sessions they should use. Instead, we told them to pick what they find most relevant,” he said. “We believe the systems learning will come through the individual’s learning.”

Once back in Denmark, Brandi believes the company will the reap the spillover effects of knowledge sharing. “The number two priority is that the company gets stronger, and we will grow through the people,” he said. Both Brandi and Sørensen praised the energy at this year’s OWP and the importance of being able to connect with executives from around the world, many of whom are facing similar challenges and some of whom may go on to become future business partners.

“One of the very important messages from OWP is, to quote US President Eisenhower, ‘plans are nothing, planning is everything’,” said Brandi. “To be future ready and more prepared,I think that’s a very important message and it is reflected in many of the classes this week.  It’s not so much about the plans and the strategies, it’s about being able to cope and adapt.”

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Lausanne vibrant innovation hub

IMD is uniquely situated in the vibrant innovation hub of Lausanne in western Switzerland.

Drawing inspiration from its close partnerships with neighboring top technology institute EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) and design university ECAL (Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne), IMD thrives at the center of the one of the world’s most exciting innovative nations.

Recently cited as the most innovative country in the world by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) for the last eight years, and #1 ranking for discovering best talents by the IMD World Competitiveness Report, Switzerland is not only a top global innovation nation but also one of the most competitive places to be.

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