Certificate in Strategic Agility

Are you strategically agile and prepared to thrive in a fast-paced world dominated by change, international competition, constantly evolving technology and social media?

Build your capacity with Schulich ExecEd’s strategic agility training to 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.

The program comprises two modules, which can also be taken separately for standalone courses.

Top Reasons To Choose
This Program

  • Master strategic agility concepts to create new and innovative ways to conduct business and operations in today’s environment

  • Plan for your organization to thrive in a wiki-world dominated by “netgeners” and social media

  • Network with your peers in an collaborative learning environment and develop meaningful business relationships

  • Balance analytical thinking and intuitive thinking to succeed in strategic agility

  • Develop your ability to differentiate between leadership and management, and when to apply each set of skills

    • “A unique course! I'm glad I chose it, as it is very relevant to regularly keep an organization aligned as it regular experiences changes.”

      W. MorellaHuman Resource Director, Mead Johnson Nutrition Canada
    • “I will never look at organizations the same way again. This course will allow me to navigate successfully as I go up through any organization.”

      M. PotterDirector of Access to Information, Public Works and Government Services Canada

About This Program

  • Divided into 2 modules over five days, this strategic management certificate strengthens your expertise on the basic elements of organization structure and strategy, and delivers insight on the fundamentals of value and your value proposition.

    You’ll develop the ability to lead strategic agility and create new narratives that introduce people to change alternatives, move them through refining a direction and successfully implement effective ideas. Learn to integrate intuitive thinking and overcome the curses of success – the tyranny of the “core business,” strategic myopia and resource imprisonment – to prepare you and your organization for a truly sustainable future.

    The Certificate in Strategic Agility is comprised of two standalone courses which can be taken in any order.

    • Developing a Strategic Mindset – To register, click here.
    • Solving Complex Problems – To register, click here.

    See “View Modules” for details and to register for individual certificates.

    Who Should Attend

    This program is designed for business, government and non-profit executives who are responsible for business planning and organizational strategy. Leaders who want to expand their understanding of their organization, explore alternative structures, and develop their strategic agility, including:

    • Directors
    • Presidents and Vice-Presidents
    • Division and General Managers
    • Strategic Planning & Business Development Managers
    • National, Regional and International Managers

    What You Will Learn

    The Certificate In Strategic Agility is an opportunity to change the way you think about your organization and the role you play in it, including:

    • Basic elements of organization structure, strategy and design
    • Fundamentals of value and your value proposition
    • The role of leaders in guiding the organization under uncertainty
    • Leveraging virtual/networked organizations for sustained success
    • Modelling strategic agility for successful implementation
    • Learning to lead strategic agility so that others want to follow
    • Designing organizations for a wiki-world dominated by “netgeners” and social media
    • Actively overcoming the “curses” of success:
      • Tunnel vision
      • The tyranny of the “core business”
      • Strategic myopia
      • Resource imprisonment
    • Balance analytical and intuitive thinking
    • Empower people to expand the pool of strategic solutions
    • Implement new ideas successfully across the organization

Course Content Details

Additional Delivery Options

Adapt this program to your organization with these additional delivery options.


Wissam AlHussaini

Wissam AlHussaini, PhD

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Stephen Friedman

Stephen Friedman, MA Psych

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Continuing Education Credits

21 PMI-PDU Leadership
14 PMI-PDU Strategic

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35 HRPA-CPD Hours

This program has been approved for CDP hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA). Be sure to note the program ID number on your CPD log. For more information about certification or continuing professional development, visit the HRPA website at www.hrpa.ca/hrdesignations_/Pages/Continuing-Professional-Development.aspx