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Creating and Executing Strategy

Learn how to develop a sound strategy and foster its implementation throughout your organization. Understand why people sometimes resist change and how to approach challenges.

Program Details

In Person: Minneapolis, MN

About This 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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This program is valid for 18 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.


  • 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

For someone who is very involved in developing and implementing strategy, Creating and Executing Strategy was very helpful for me. It had the right levels of research, lecture and peer collaboration to give me the skills needed to make me better at leading strategy in my organization.

– President / Hagen-Dazs Shops

Additional Course Details

Day 1
Disruption and the Impact on Strategy
Strategic Issues of Disruption/Surveying Capability and Strategic Moves
Strategy Analytics
Day 2
Strategic Thinking & Strategy Formulation
Strategic Thinking & Strategy Formulation
Day 3
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
Jason Chan
Associate Professor, Mary and Jim Lawrence Fellow
Siddharth Chandramouli
Managing Director of the Carlson Consulting Enterprise (CCE)
Aks Zaheer
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair

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