015- Mini-MBA in Strategic Management and Executive Leadership

Location & Date: Houston, Texas USA. Jun 19-23 | London, UK. Jun 26-30 | Paris, France. Sep 4-8 | Dubai, UAE. Oct 16-20
CEUs: 24.0

Course Overview

This course is designed to explore the concept of strategic management and business decision-making and the
tools, mechanisms and best practices that assist in developing better strategic managers and board of
directors. Today’s business environment is influenced by a fluctuating economy, greater scrutiny, and increased
regulatory requirements, which create critical challenges and a need for businesses to better position
themselves through strategic thinking and sound corporate governance. The primary focus is on how strategic management defines the vision of where you want to be and determines the path to get you there using a strong corporate governance model to control and direct the organization so that the mission and objectives
are fulfilled.

Our goal is to provide a highly interactive and integrative professional development environment where
participants discuss and address challenges faced by boards of directors and managers in their current environment and how to effectively in a manner that adds to the value of the company and is also beneficial for all stakeholders in the long term. We will do this by bringing forth various issues that impact corporate strategy, long-term value creation, overseeing risk management and related regulation, and responding to business sustainability concerns. Through utilization of presentations, group discussions and experiential exercises designed to engage leaders and deepen their learning, we will explore different ways of designing strategy and governing organizations that will focus resources on the activities that create strong value and competitive advantages.

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to enable Managers and boards of directors to effectively plan, implement and
govern the business by enhancing their strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, enabling them to
communicate, promote and govern the organization’s specific strategic vision, mission and objectives. Development of enhanced understanding of critical strategic management functions and problem-solving
techniques in the following areas will assist participants in achieving effective corporate governance and
management of increasing responsibility and accountability that requires them to have current information, methodologies and perspectives for making critical decisions:

Achieving Strategic Control and Sound Corporate Governance
• Strategic Positioning
• The Stages of Strategy Development
• Governance Mechanisms: Building a strong and effective organizational culture
• The Board of Directors – Degrees of Involvement
• Conflict Resolution and Crisis Management
• The Dynamics of Power, Influence and Negotiation
Case Study: The Cure for Poor Strategic Thinking-Planning for Success

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, participants will be able to: • Utilize techniques to build crisis management skills for improved conflict resolution and problem solving
• Illustrate how to conduct a contingency plan to ensure on-going sound corporate governance
• Understand and utilize negotiation strategies to maximize power and influence
• Identify challenges to achieving strategic control and tactics for improved strategy development
• Prepare a strategic business plan to use in their real world work environment.

Target Audience

Boards of Directors, Directors and Managers of Strategic Planning, Sr. Level Managers and Key Staff in Organizational Management; Managers of Regulatory Agencies and Commissions; Executives and Policy Makers in Human Resources and Capital Management; Directors and Managers of Training and Development in Regulation Management; Industry leaders in utility firms, consumer groups and government.

Course Outline

• Achieving Strategic Control and Sound Corporate Governance
Leadership Assessment: Are You a Strategic Thinker?
• Strategic Positioning
Experiential Exercise: Exploring Strategic Thinking
• The Stages of Strategy Development
Experiential Exercise: Verifying Quality of Reasoning; Nine Key Intellectual Standards
• Governance Mechanisms: Building a strong and effective organizational culture
• The Board of Directors-Degrees of Involvement
• Conflict Resolution and Crisis Management
• Leadership Assessment: Conflict Resolution Style
• The Dynamics of Power, Influence and Negotiation
• Leadership Assessment: Locus of Control
Case Study: The Cure for Poor Strategic Thinking – Planning for Success

Tuition: $6,000