Your online learning journey

Designed to ensure you develop an effective strategy for your unit or organization.

Your online learning journey

Designed to ensure you develop an effective strategy for your unit or organization.

Week 1: Introduction to the program, platform and participants
  • Understand main program themes.
  • Create personal learning objectives.
  • Meet all participants.
Week 2: Diagnostics – strengths and weaknesses
  • Conduct an internal strategic analysis.
  • Gain varied industry, geographic and functional perspectives via group work.
  • Consider challenges created by a technological revolution.
Week 3: Diagnostics – opportunities and threats
  • Conduct an external strategic analysis.
  • Use two frameworks to analyze threats and opportunities.
  • Work in pairs on an organizational case study.
Week 4: Alternatives – performance moves
  • Assess alternatives for performance improvement.
  • Understand how internal and external forces for change affect strategic moves.
  • Focus on the future and the need for top-line or bottom-line moves.
Week 5: Alternatives – outpacing business models
  • Assess alternatives to understand your competitive position.
  • Find out how to catch and outpace your competitors.
  • Study disruptive innovation, industry evolution, and incremental breakpoints.
Week 6: Alternatives – strategic innovation domains
  • Identify, evaluate and choose between strategic experiments.
  • Study innovation as it relates to value delivery and value proposition.
  • Learn how strategic innovation helps organizations outpace competitors.
Week 7: Choice – capability and resource gaps
  • Conduct a gap analysis.
  • Identify how to close gaps.
  • Select options to support strategic realization.
Week 8: Choice – smart focus
  • Take a holistic approach to strategic focus.
  • Test value creation potential and execution risk.
  • Identify which strategic initiatives should be pursued.

Coaching

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

Your professional learning coach accompanies you through your 8-week learning journey on this Strategic Thinking online course. They provide support and feedback as you apply your learning directly into your workplace, where it has an immediate impact.

Their 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