2-Day Program

Strategic Planning and Leading Change

Establish the winning conditions for successful strategic planning and organizational change

About the program

Your organization's strategic plan is its game plan for change. This highly practical, two-day program is led by Canada's two leading practitioners in the subject, each with extensive change leadership experience across industries.

This session will enable you to develop and implement a focused and action-oriented strategic plan to drive successful change and, more importantly, establish the conditions for long-term success.

A new framework for change

Today's fast-paced business environment renders much of the conventional wisdom surrounding managing change outdated, and in some cases, downright dangerous. It's no surprise that most attempts at organizational changes (culture change, integrating acquisitions, launching new products, or integrating new IT platforms) end in failure.

To beat the odds, it is imperative to establish the winning conditions. This Program will help you identify and implement these very elements – guidance, speed and momentum – and develop the execution plan to drive their implementation.

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Establish the winning conditions for successful organizational change
  • Diagnose the challenges associated with organizational change
  • Create a game plan for change

Who should attend

Managers who are looking for fresh perspectives on organizational change.

You might also be interested in: Strategy, Execution, Queen's Executive Program

Personal benefits

  • Learn how to recognize the need for change in your organization or department
  • Move from awareness to tangible change outcomes
  • Define the essential tools for implementing change
  • Discover how to realign resources appropriately through an organizational change

Organizational benefits

  • Gain knowledge on how to form and deliver an effective change strategy
  • Be better positioned for successful change initiatives

The program is divided into two themes:

Day 1

Creating the Game Plan for Change

  • Correctly diagnosing your specific change challenge
  • Designing your planning process to maximize buy-in to and understanding of the changes you need to make
  • Creating an executable game plan, one that drives accountability, effort, and results
  • Aligning resources and activities to demonstrable and tangible outcomes

Day 2

Establishing the Winning Conditions for Success

  • Using project management techniques and discipline to enable implementation
  • Communicating your ‘change’ story
  • Understanding what it takes to effectively lead change efforts
  • Creating speed and establishing momentum around change efforts
  • Leveraging the ‘human flywheel’ to its fullest

Session leaders include senior professors from Smith School of Business and knowledgeable experts from industry. These outstanding teachers are constantly in touch with today's business world through real-world business experience, Board memberships and their own consulting practices.

Elspeth Murray is the Associate Dean of MBA and Masters Programs at Smith School of Business and CIBC Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship.  As well, she leads the School’s Centre for Business Venturing.  In this role she has spearheaded the development of the Dare to Dream Internship Program, designed to kick-start graduates’ entrepreneurial ventures, and the Tri-Colour Fund, a student-led early stage investment fund.  The New Venture Management course that she developed has been recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the world’s top 10 Executive MBA courses.  Additionally, she serves as a Director of Parteq, the commercialization organization for Queen’s University. She is also the co-author of “Fast Forward – Organizational Change in 100 Days” with Peter Richardson.  

Peter Richardson is a leading expert in corporate turnarounds and an authority on strategic management and the management of innovation. His strategic approach to cost management and margin improvement has been widely adopted by industry. During his years at Smith School of Business, Peter has authored over 75 papers and case studies on strategic management. With Elspeth Murray, he co-authored Fast Forward: Organizational Change in 100 Days. A previous book, Cost Containment: The Ultimate Strategic Advantage, remains one of the few books to be written on cost improvement. He consults widely for many organizations including BHP Billiton, Alcoa, CIBC Mellon, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Auditor General of Canada, and Natural Resources Canada, working closely with senior executives on strategy development and deployment.

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Upcoming Sessions

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Smith School of Business Toronto Campus
    200 Front Street West, Suite 3020
  • Oct 26 to Oct 27

Fees

$2,900 CAD (plus applicable taxes)

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Smith School of Business Toronto Campus
    200 Front Street West, Suite 3020
  • Feb 14 to Feb 15
  • Oct 25 to Oct 26

Fees

$3,300 CAD (plus applicable taxes)

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Offset part or all of program fees through the Canada Job Grant

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