Open Program

Advanced Strategy: Translating Strategy into Action

Strategy is useless without effective execution. Advance your career by understanding how to transform ideas into tangible results.

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Upcoming Dates

31 Jan 2018 - 02 Feb 2018

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21 May 2018 - 23 May 2018

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Length: 3 days

Course level: Advanced

Who is this course for?

You’re a senior manager who has experience influencing and implementing strategy, both of your own team and of the wider organization. Though you’re comfortable thinking innovatively, you’d like to improve your ability to turn abstract strategy into an actionable plan of attack that yields tangible results.

What will I learn?

Our research indicates that 70% of strategic plans fail to be executed and commonly dissolve away due to cultural blocks. In this course, you’ll learn how to implement strategy and understand what the blockers for successful execution might be. Under the management process we call 'translation', you’ll learn the particular skills needed to become the 30% that actually drive strategic plans all the way through to completion. 

This course will equip you with a set of practical, simple, but powerful tools and organizing frameworks to turn strategy into action and get results in an increasingly unpredictable world.

By the end of the program, you will understand how to:

  • Overcome ambiguity and barriers to strategy execution
  • Create successful execution roadmaps
  • Work with behaviors and values to engage teams and gain stakeholder buy-in to enable execution and ensure lasting change
More than just academics, our professors are accomplished business professionals in their own right, so you’ll learn from their real-world business experience

Why learn with us?

To maximize the relevancy and business impact of the course, we’ll engage with you before your arrival so that you identify execution challenges you’re facing in your organization. Post-course, you’ll complete a final project related to this challenge, and earn a Certificate of Application as a result. 
 
With over 50 years of experience consulting with organizations, we’ve mastered the technique of bringing strategic frameworks to life in innovative ways. Through analyzing famous cinematic battle scenes and modern relevant case studies—among other methods—you’ll learn the link behind behavioral influence and strategy translation. 
 
A virtual follow-up with a tutor after the course will provide an opportunity for you to review progress in applying your learning in the workplace, and gain additional support as you complete your final project.

Whether you study in Ashridge or Dubai, our internationally sourced faculty and campus network will enable us to provide business education that is both globally relevant and adapted for the local context.

Participant feedback

“The group came from such a diverse mix of sectors. I discussed the challenges I was facing and gained different perspectives on how best to handle them.”

Daniel Shaughnessy, Senior Investment Operations Manager, Canada Life

 

Program fee

Price: £4,500.00 + VAT
What is included in your open program fee?

US $5,600 for modules in Dubai

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Faculty Team

Stephen Bungay

Stephen Bungay

MA, DPhil (Oxon)

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Hamish Scott

Hamish Scott

BA, MBA

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Hari Mann

Hari Mann

PhD, MSc

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