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.