Do You Have a Strategy for the Recovery?

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Strategic thinking often confuses people when the annual exercise of mission statements or forward-planning takes place. The most asked question is, ‘what’s the difference between tactics and strategy?’ One tried and true definition is: tactics are about doing things right; strategy is about doing the right thing.

There have always been many reasons to develop a good strategic plan for business: stay ahead of the competition; identify strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats; how to achieve growth and improve decision-making. But in this unique post-pandemic period, the most important reason is a changing environment.

The kinds of change taking place as we emerge from lockdowns and partial closings are not just a return to normal. Many of the adaptations to the pandemic have proved popular and have advanced the pace of change. Knowing what to do next in this uncertain environment demands a good strategic look at where your organization is headed and how you can make the right decisions in this period of uncertainty.

This summer, the Schulich Executive Education Centre is offering three programs with different delivery formats to help managers develop better strategic plans that will treat the coming recovery as an opportunity to achieve more, faster than before.

Managing Change, Conflict and Communications (Aug. 9-13)

To successfully compete in today’s dynamic and competitive environment, change is necessary. While some organizations are adept at planning the tactical components of change, many struggle with preparing people to support change and how best to sustain the change after implementation. This three-day program provides a holistic understanding of effectively leading change in an integrated manner. Participants will leave with strategies, tools and tactics that can immediately be used in their workplace.

Certificate in Strategic Agility (Aug. 16-20)

Are you strategically agile and prepared to thrive in a fast-paced world dominated by post-Covid change, international competition, constantly evolving technology and social media? Strategic agility training will help you engage the future in innovative and sustainable ways, balance analytical and intuitive thinking, harness strategic conversations to generate solutions and implement new ideas successfully across your organization. Divided into three modules over five days, this strategic agility course will teach you how to embrace agility, think strategically, and effectively lead your department, division or organization in a world full of complex problems often lacking answers which are simply right or wrong.

Building Back Better: A Leadership Bootcamp for a Sustainable Recovery (Aug. 23-27)

Learn to navigate change in the recovery more effectively with this comprehensive five-part series focused on today’s most pressing challenges. How do you prepare for recovery and drive change? How do you build sustainability and inclusiveness into your organization’s recovery plan? How do you lead in the post-pandemic era? This bootcamp series will deliver fresh and curated content from first-class academics and business leaders that will prepare you to be a more skillful and strategic leader with ideas for achieving success in the weeks and months ahead. Participants can join the live two-hour sessions each morning starting at 8am. This format provides a convenient and stress-free learning experience: no application, prep, tests or homework.

If you are interested in enrolling a few of your employees, email us for information on group rates.

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