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[MUSIC PLAYING] Companies around the world and across several industries are all going through some type of disruption, whether it is changes in customer needs and wants, technology, new competition, business models. And then the question becomes how to modify and how to renew strategy for success. And that is the focus of our programme.
I chose to attend the strategic change programme because we are going through a period of change within the organisation I work with. My objectives for coming here were really to look at new ways of setting strategy, just to give me a perspective on how to implement change and sell the strategy to people– a renewal of everything that we’ve been doing, but looking at it in a different way.
We have a wide range of participants in this particular programme across several sectors and industries. We have a nice representation from the for-profit sectors, and we also get participants from governmental and nonprofit organisations.
The programme provides the participants a unique fresh perspective, some set of tools and frameworks, as well as numerous insights that they can take back to their organisation and implement them. The participants do get to work on a strategic renewal plan for a company or organisation of their choice, usually, their own company where they work.
And when they’re working on the strategic renewal plan, they do utilise the frameworks and the tools that we do demonstrate in the programme. They do get help and input from the professors. And also, they get to interact with all the other participants who are dealing with a set of similar and different types of challenges.
It’s been a good mix of people that have been on the programme. The topics that have been introduced are really helpful. It allows you to sort of look at structuring strategy in a different way than I’ve looked at it before. I feel that I’ve gained a lot out of the programme.
The programme’s been very good. And I’m enjoying it. The length of the programme is, like, only for two days, which makes it much easier for me to travel.
The participants do become aware of multiple scenarios of strategic change and renewal. It’s very important that participants do feel comfortable identifying the necessary strategic changes, but they’re also equally comfortable and they know how to go about implementing them.
From a personal and organisational perspective, I found the two day course really enlightening, insightful. It’s given me loads of ideas. I’m looking forward to going back and implementing them.
Yeah, I would definitely recommend it to my colleagues. And I’m already doing that, actually.
This 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.
Beckwith Professor of Management Studies
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.
Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies
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.
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.
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