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Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works

Learn a proven approach to strategy that is used by leading organizations around the world.

Explore a winning strategy framework.

Experience the process of creating a strategy and learn a proven approach to strategy that is used by leading organizations around the world. Strategy is about choice – explicitly choosing what you will do and not do to win with customers and against your competition. The Playing to Win framework uses five questions that help you drill down to create and test a new business strategy.

Jennifer Riel, Featured Faculty

Adjunct Professor, Faculty-at-Large, Rotman School of Management

Jennifer Riel is an Adjunct Professor, Facutly-at-large and Managing Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute’s Knowledge Infrastructure project, which includes oversight of Rotman I-Think (our elementary and secondary school integrative thinking and design thinking program). In her role, Jennifer leads educational and knowledge sector initiatives, including writing, designing curriculum and teaching for a variety of audiences. 

Jennifer has created and led custom workshops with large public and private sector organizations in Canada, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and Australia. She collaborates closely with MPI Academic Director Roger Martin on his writing, including The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking (2007), The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the New Competitive Advantage (2009), Fixing the Game: Bubble, Crashes and What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL (2011) and most recently Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works (with A.G. Lafley, 2013). She has published articles in the Globe and Mail, Businessweek, Strategy Magazine and Rotman Magazine, as well on online at Fortune.com and the Daily Beast.

Build your strategy skills in this intensive, hands-on workshop.

Throughout the course of a day, you’ll apply the 5 questions to a real-world case example and move through the process of creating and testing a possible new strategy. This session is a balanced blend of the hands-on experience of the process, reflection and group discussions. By the end of the program, participants will:

  • Learn a proven approach to strategy that is used by leading organizations around the world
  • Develop the strategic capability to make better strategic choices for their organization
  • Experience the process of creating a strategy using AG Lafley and Roger Martin’s Playing to Win framework
  • Be given The Playing to Win Strategy Toolkit as a resource to guide to apply this in the organization
  • Receive coaching in a small group setting, helping to apply the framework when back at work

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Playing to Win

A deposit of 50% of the program fee is required at time of application. The balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before the start of the program, whichever is first.

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Dates:
September 27, 2019

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Location:
Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Ontario

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Participant profile:
Executives and senior management, next-generation leaders

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Materials:
Playing to Win ebook, Playing to Win Strategy Toolkit (a $250 value, included in your program fee)

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Fee:
$1,950 CAD + HST

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