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.
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
If you want to truly start playing to win rather than playing to play, choose Rotman! Rotman’s a real “hot spot” buzzing with innovation and energy, and the “Playing to Win” executive education workshop is an extremely powerful, provocative and positive strategy program.
Dr. Bart Tkaczyk, MBA | President & CEO
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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Participant Notification Process
If space is available and eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive a notice of admission within 10 days of receipt of a completed application and fee deposit.
Payment and Fee Reduction
Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form. Deposits will be refunded to applicants not accepted to the program.
Rotman Executive Program graduates or Rotman MBA / EMBA alumni are eligible for a discount equivalent to 10% of the program tuition. In addition, partner discounts are also offered for some programs. Where program applicants are eligible for more than one discount, only the greater discount will be applied towards the tuition fee. Discounts are not redeemable for cash.
*Participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and incidental costs. Participants requiring accommodation during the program are eligible for preferred Rotman rates at select hotels. For more information contact an Executive Programs representative at email@example.com.
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