Your online learning journey

Designed to ensure you lead your strategic initiatives to successful implementation.


Your online learning journey

Designed to ensure you lead your strategic initiatives to successful implementation.

Unit 1: 7 insights of execution
  • Formulate learning objectives and record an individual introduction for fellow participants.
  • Discover the seven insights of smarter execution of strategic initiatives and complete a brief diagnostic to gain greater insight into any specific execution challenges you are facing.
Unit 2: Focus first
  • Analyze the Kone case study to determine the factors that contribute to the success or failure of strategic initiatives.
  • Consider the fundamental purpose of your strategic initiative.
  • What is your focus? Is it fully aligned with your organization’s overall strategy?
Unit 3: Pick the best
  • Study the Nestlé Globe Initiative, which involved overcoming internal resistance to drive a substantial degree of change.
  • Examine how the initiative’s leader built his team and engaged other stakeholders, and consider how these insights can be applied to your own team selection.
Unit 4: Set the course
  • Learn how a powerful vision helped a Best Buy VP to lead a strategic initiative that built the business.
  • Think about how to increase the sense of urgency in your organization about your initiative.
  • Record an “elevator pitch” and develop a vision – a shared ambition for your organization.
Unit 5: Think it through
  • Develop an execution plan for your initiative and assess its impact on the organization, based on interviews with selected stakeholders.
  • Think about and plan a pilot before moving to the rollout phase.
Unit 6: All aboard
  • Discover how to engage different groups of stakeholders, how to communicate with influence, and how to overcome resistance.
  • Conduct a stakeholder assessment, reflect on how to communicate your initiative to different audiences, and design a high-impact event.
Unit 7: Play to win
  • Reflect on your personal leadership and how you are leading your team.
  • Test what you have learned from the program and participate in an interactive simulation about implementing a strategic initiative that involves managing a team and a group of stakeholders.
Unit 8: Follow through
  • In the final week, we will debrief the simulation, summarize the lessons learned and look at how you can monitor the progress of your strategic initiative moving forward.

Coaching

You will have a dedicated learning coach, making sure you receive a highly individualized learning experience.

Your coach accompanies you throughout your 8-week learning journey on this Strategy Execution online course. He provides support and feedback as you apply your learning directly into your workplace, where it has an immediate impact. His input helps you translate your learning to your particular context. By spreading this feedback regularly throughout the program, you’ll be sure to embed your ongoing learning directly in your daily work.

Your professional learning coach interacts with you via video, in writing, and over the phone. You have calls, spread across the 8-weeks, at intervals that consolidate your learning.

Your learning coach helps you

Define your learning objectives
Review your progress on a weekly basis
Overcome your challenges
Translate what you learn to your own context

Your weekly schedule including interaction with your coach

Acquire knowledge
  • Videos
  • Cases studies

 

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

Connect & Apply
  • Discussion forums
  • Peer review
  • Exercises

 

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

Progress
  • Professional coaching
  • Project application in your business

 

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week