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Leading Strategic Change & Renewal - Live Online

The imperative for strategic change within an organisation can be triggered by a variety of internal and external factors.

Strategic change can be driven by the deepening of an existing strategy, by diversification into new product categories, geographical expansion, growth initiatives, industry disruption or changing customer preferences. All these can demand substantial changes in a company’s relationships and capabilities and can quickly expose the limitations of an otherwise successful strategy.

This programme, in its new 'Live Online' format will help you design strategic renewal and change initiatives that will boost your organisation's competitiveness and profitability. You will be able to assess how organisational cultures and structures can be both barriers and enablers of change. 

Critically, you will learn how to navigate your organisation to build the case for change, sell-in your plan and overcome objections and obstacles.

Over the course of the programme, you will also be given the opportunity to develop your own strategic change and renewal plan for your organisation.

Why Cambridge?

Our Live Online programmes offer the same quality and academic rigour associated with all Cambridge education:

  • Delivered by Cambridge Judge Business School's world-class faculty - Cambridge Judge is a strong research-oriented business school with 19 research centres. All programmes are designed and led by an Academic Programme Director who is a member of Cambridge Judge faculty.  
  • Drawing upon the strengths and resources of the wider University of Cambridge and the Cambridge ecosystem, including accessing global alumni and specialists as guest speakers
  • Small class sizes (maximum 30) and high levels of interaction with world-class faculty.
  • Emphasis on quality outcomes - we seek to monitor our delivery against the individual needs of participants. It is no accident that over a little half of our open programme participants come back to Cambridge Judge at least once, often multiple times.

Topics

  • Introduction to strategic change and renewal
  • Investigation of strategic change with the deepening of strategy
  • Cultures and structures: barriers to or enablers of change?
  • Managing contradictions and issue selling
  • Investigation of strategic renewal as a response to industry disruption
  • Development of your own strategic change and renewal plan.

Benefits

By the end of this two-day programme, you will have:

  • Developed a strategic renewal plan that maps and explains the reconfiguration of resources and capabilities, key activities and processes
  • Benefitted from the interactive nature of the programme: with discussions around real life examples combined with practical exercises, small group brainstorming and coaching
  • Addressed practical challenges with your own strategic change plan
  • Understood, and be able to articulate to others, when and why strategic change is needed.

Executive Education certificates of achievementThis programme counts towards the Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement. On completing the GMCA you will be eligible to become an associate member of Cambridge Judge Business School's global network of graduates and business-focused University of Cambridge alumni, faculty and staff.

Professor Yasemin Kor’s programme on Leading Strategic Change & Renewal is both thought-provoking and practical. Drawing on a range of examples, it provides a clearly structured means to think through the issues facing organisations embarking on strategic change. Yasemin's focus in this programme is on building a bridge between strategy development and the really hard part – implementation.
Colm O’Reardon, Deputy Secretary General, Department of Health, Ireland

Who should attend

  • Senior to mid-level leaders across all sectors tasked with the strategic direction of their organisation
  • Leaders looking to respond to industry change or to deepen their existing strategy
  • Strategy Directors looking to increase their skills and capabilities
  • Business development managers and consulting directors from all industries.

Individuals from multiple industries have benefitted from attending this programme and the learnings can be related to all sectors.

Faculty & speakers

Yasemin Kor

Yasemin Kor

Beckwith Professor of Management Studies

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Professor Yasemin Kor received her MBA and PhD in Business Administration from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States. She has been teaching and doing research in strategic management for the past 20 years. Yasemin teaches Strategic Change and Renewal in EMBA and MBA, Mergers and Acquisitions in EMBA, Strategy Execution in Social Innovation Masters and Strategy Formulation in the PhD programmes in Cambridge.  

Professor Kor studies CEO and executive team competencies (human and social capital), board governance effectiveness (board capital and CEO-board interactions), and development and renewal of a firm’s strategy and core competencies. She has done research on firms in medical devices and biotech industries, professional service firms (law firms), food processing and food retail industries, transportation industry, and social entrepreneurship. Yasemin is a member of Cambridge Global Food Security Initiative and interested in sustainable food systems.

Professor Kor is a former US Fulbright Research Scholar and she served as an Associate Editor of Journal of Management, a premier research journal. She serves on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, and International Journal of Strategic Change Management. She served an elected member of the Business Policy and Strategy Division Research Committee of Academy of Management, and was an elected Representative at Large in the Corporate Strategy Interest Group at the Strategic Management Society.  

Prior to her academic career, Yasemin worked in companies on stock portfolio management, market research and product management. In the past 20 years, she taught managers and professionals from companies such as Astra Zeneca, JPMorgan Chase, DuPont, MBNA, Comcast, Deloitte, British Telecom, RBS, Cummins, Nielsen, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Lufthansa and Thomson Reuters. 

Jennifer Howard-Grenville

Jennifer Howard-Grenville

Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies

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Professor Howard-Grenville's research is focused on how people generate and navigate change within and beyond their organisations. She has conducted in-depth studies on how people seek to make meaningful change to address environmental issues in the semiconductor manufacturing, athletic apparel, oil and gas, and other sectors. Jennifer received her PhD at MIT, her MA at Oxford, and her BSc (Eng) at Queen’s University, Canada. She has taught extensively on management and sustainability topics at the MBA, Executive MBA, doctorate and undergraduate level. Jennifer is author or editor of four books, has published extensively in top management journals, and served as an Associate Editor at Academy of Management Journal, one of the field's premier journals.

Dates & fees

Dates Duration Fees *
27-29 January 2021 3 days £2,475 + VAT

For information regarding payment terms, cancellation rights, transfer policies and fees, please see our terms & conditions documents:

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 277KB) (updated 4 September 2019)
Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 295KB) (updated 4 September 2019)

Registration closes at midday two working days before the programme start date.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about this programme and how it could benefit you or your organisation, please get in touch with the programme advisor:

Claire Wright

Business Development Director
Open Programmes
Tel: +44 (0)1223 330741

executive.education@jbs.cam.ac.uk

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Version 2 (6 August 2020)

Suite

Live Online

Duration

3 days

Dates

27-29 January 2021

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