Cultivating a Strategic Mindset For Growth

Sep 29 - Oct 01, 2014
Terry Executive Education Center
3475 Lenox Road, Atlanta, GA 30326

General: $3,200
Early Registrant: $2,950
Alumni: $2,800

About Cultivating a Strategic Mindset for Growth

Cultivating a Strategic Mindset is a three-day program that integrates three disciplines critical to every business leader who needs to develop an enterprise-wide lens that enables new business growth. The highly interactive program equips participants with a sharper set of strategic-thinking skills and a plan of action to create a sustainable competitive advantage.

Earn a Certificate in Business Leadership

Students who complete this program in conjunction with Leading Through Change a two-day program offered October 2-3 2014, will earn a Certificate in Business Leadership from The University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.

Program Agenda

Day One

  • Learn the tools and techniques for the strategic analysis of your firm
  • Identify the strategic forces affecting your business
  • Examine how firms compete
  • Understand how to develop a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Enhance your capability to think and execute strategically for both individual business and portfolio strategies
  • Explore cases involving Coca-Cola and GE on creating a competitive advantage

Day Two

  • Learn the vocabulary of finance
  • Apply tools to solve business problems and use the problems’ solutions to make better decisions
  • Improve financial decision-making knowledge and skills
  • Solve a case where financial strategies are assessed
  • Begin to develop a financial mindset with the tools to perform a cost-benefit trade off that any manager can use

Day Three

  • Learn the “Innovation Imperative”—Why it's important to understand innovation as a driver of topline growth
  • Study the innovation process—What is it? How does it work? How can you create and sustain innovations in your business?
  • Understand the role of leaders in managing innovation
  • Listen to a prominent Fortune 100 innovator from Atlanta, who will underscore the issues of finance, innovation management, and strategy
 This course is preparation to transition your mindset

 from siloed thinking to firm-level thinking—that is, to think more broadly and cross-functionally across your organization.

John Haleblian, PhD Associate Professor of Management

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John Haleblian, PhD
Associate Professor of Management

Cultivating a Strategic Mindset was developed by John Haleblian, PhD and Associate Professor of Management at UGA, Stuart Gillan, PhD and Associate Professor of Finance at UGA, and David Sutherland, PhD and Founder and Managing Director of Launch Institute, a consulting firm that helps companies achieve top-line growth.

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