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Creating & Executing Strategy

Learn how to develop a sound strategy and foster its implementation throughout your organization. Acquire tools and frameworks for keeping an execution effort on track. 

Program Details

In Person: Minneapolis, MN

About the Program

To truly make an impact in an organization, a leader must be able to develop and execute strategy. However, in today’s dynamic marketplace, this is not an easy task. While interacting with highly complex organizations, competitive-global markets, and demanding stakeholders, leaders are under pressure to execute strategic initiatives.


Creating and Executing Strategy explores what it takes to think and act strategically. Class begins by placing strategy development within the framework of disruption and analyzing your strategic position in the marketplace. Participants will learn how to recognize their strategic capabilities and available moves. A deep dive into strategy analytics will help participants explore strategic management tools for a wide range of business problems.


To complete their understanding, course participants will learn the steps to take to create a smart strategy and how to link this strategy to their goals. In addition, they'll learn approaches to help strategy implementation go more smoothly, including leading change, developing a supportive organizational culture, and responding to change resistance.

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  • Mid-level to senior leaders
  • Managers responsible for strategy implementation

Key Benefits

  • Learn how to develop a sound strategy linked to business goals
  • Explore the sources of digital disruption in today’s contemporary business environment
  • Discover how to make better corporate strategy decisions regarding vertical integration, horizontal integration, and geographic expansion
  • Identify the link between culture and strategy
  • Explore tools and frameworks for keeping an execution effort on track
Creating and Executing Strategy is a strong foundation for any manager or leader facing change or seeking decision making logic. Fellow participants bring their industry perspectives, professional expertise, and share relevant challenges making for a rich and rewarding learning experience.
– Creating and Executing Strategy Program Participant


Day 1
Strategic Thinking & Strategy Formulation
Strategic Thinking & Strategy Formulation
Day 2
Introduction to Effective Strategy Execution

Effective Strategy Execution – Leading the Execution Effort
Effective Strategy Execution – Dealing with Resistance

Effective Strategy Execution – Tracking the Implementation Effort & Managing Setbacks
Day 3
Disruption and the Impact on Strategy
Action Learning Section | Practical Use Case


Jason Chan
Associate Professor, Mary & Jim Lawrence Fellow in Information & Decision Sciences

Dr. Jason Chan is an Associate Professor of Information & Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. His work has been published in top academic journals and conferences such as Information Systems Research, Management Science, and MIS Quarterly.

Siddharth Chandramouli
Managing Director, Carlson Consulting Enterprise (CCE)
Siddharth Chandramouli is the Managing Director of the Carlson Consulting Enterprise (CCE) in the Carlson School of Management.
Jeffrey Kaufmann
Senior Lecturer

Jeffrey Kaufmann (PhD, JD) is a Senior Lecturer at the Carlson School of Management where he teaches courses on ethics and managing change. Prior to teaching at the Carlson School, Dr. Kaufmann was on the faculty at the University of Illinois and Iowa State University, and taught at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Aks Zaheer
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management

Aks Zaheer is Professor and Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He earned his PhD in Strategic Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India, and his undergraduate degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi.

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