Get an integrated, flexible framework for strategy development that focuses on what the various approaches to strategy have in common: decision making. Examine the concepts and tools for taking appropriate risks while producing enhanced shareholder results.
June 4–6, 2013 / 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. / $3,000
Program Details (pdf)
In today's business environment, companies are facing critical strategic challenges:
The program's framework will enable you to select the appropriate process for specific decisions, and enable your organization to build in (rather than inspect for) decision quality. Creating and executing exceptional strategies both on the individual business level and at the portfolio level will be discussed. These discussions will also describe how this same approach can be applied to other portfolio decisions, such as those required in R&D, or for a portfolio of products and services within a business unit.
Leo Hopf, Carlson Executive Education Fellow
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
321 Nineteenth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0438
Results-Oriented Teaching Approach
The teaching approach provides a mix of lecture, discussions, and working sessions. Small group exercises and one-on-one consultations with faculty and other participants will give you an opportunity to apply the tools and concepts to strategic decisions you are currently facing.
A comprehensive workbook is provided for use during the program to track application ideas and to reference after returning to work. In addition, you will receive a PowerPoint file with electronic templates for the exercises covered during the breakout sessions.
You will leave the session with new ideas and concepts and an understanding of how these can be applied to the strategic problems you face. You will have several "takeaways" which can be used immediately, as well as long-term ideas that can be implemented over time.
A discount of 15% will apply to registrations of 3 or more people from the same company registering as a group for the same specific program. Please note that this offer is contingent upon all registrants enrolling in the same program having the same start date. Program cancellations and program transfers affecting the minimum number of people enrolled in the program for which the discount applied will void the discount.
Leo Hopf talks about Creating and Executing Strategies
"The course is loaded with useful insights and helpful techniques for better managing your business."
– James Esler
"This was an excellent course for anyone involved in creating strategy, providing vision, and/or making high level decisions. The concepts and tools provided are invaluable to removing much of the corporate roadblocks that exist today when trying to create and execute effective strategies."
– Trevor Ball
Product Marketing Manager
Emerson Process Management
"If you feel like strategy is too big to understand or that it is an overwhelming project, this class will help you break it down into manageable pieces to work through."
– Paul Eickhoff
Polaris Industries Inc.
Business Development Manager