Strategy for Future-Ready Growth: A Real-Time Virtual Program
Supercharge your capability to create strategy with the Playing to Win and Integrative Thinking frameworks
Whether you're an established organization or nimble new start up, the pandemic of 2020 has been a stark reminder that all strategies need to be adaptable and flexible to survive and thrive during upheavals. Five year plans will no longer cut it. Rotman's Strategy for Future-Ready Growth program gives you two proven frameworks to help you harness the power of opposing ideas, maximize competitive advantage, and reduce workplace tensions. Set, refine, and sustain effective strategies with Playing to Win and Integrative Thinking: two frameworks used by global powerhouses.
As leaders you need to not only choose between competing ideas but to innovate and create new opportunities for your business and your organization. Playing to Win will help your team generate ideas that align with your organization’s strengths and weaknesses.
Then, rather than choosing between them and losing out on potential value, you’ll use Integrative Thinking to leverage these ideas into powerful innovations that build your leadership and new opportunities for your organization. The result? A strategy that is action-oriented, future-ready, and market-leading.
What you'll get:
- Two powerful and innovative approaches developed by leading management thinker, Roger L. Martin
- Discover how to embrace opposing ideas to create a winning strategy for your project, business or organization
- Build confidence through testing before fully committing to your strategy
- Gain comfort with these approaches through hands-on practice and feedback
- Playing to Win and Creating Great Choices
Flexible Learning Design during COVID-19
Don’t feel alone while you learn online. We’ve designed this program to respect both the current challenges of working from home while maintaining and building connections with a class of your peers across different industries and organizations. You’ll still gain the networking and learning benefits of our in-class programs while learning from the comfort of your own home with a schedule adapted to your current needs.
Faculty & Instructors
Rotman Executive Program faculty are known for their ability to translate the latest research into practical applications for the workplace, and to transmit skills to participants with the best teaching techniques. Industry leaders contribute to our programs to bring you the most up-to-date best practices and a wealth of real-world experience.
Meet the Faculty and Instructors teaching in Rotman’s Strategy for Future-Ready Growth Program
What is Playing to Win?
Playing to Win, developed by Roger L. Martin, is a proven approach to strategy used by leading organizations around the world. This approach defines a winning strategy as a compelling and unique set of answers to five interconnected and reinforcing questions:
- What is your winning aspiration?
- Where will you play?
- How will you win?
- What capabilities must you have?
- What management systems do you need?
By working through the Playing to Win framework, you’ll generate ideas that are targeted, practical, and applicable – not just the choice of the loudest voice in the room. Learn to cultivate a strategy that aligns with your organization’s competencies, as well as it’s culture.
The process used to develop strategy is amplified by Integrative Thinking, which provides an innovative set of tools to help resolve the tension between different ideas by leveraging their differences to create new strategic possibilities.
This system works best when you involve a team of people in the process to generate ideas. Talk to us about group rates in our open enrolment programs or a bespoke program for only your organization.
- Playing to Win
- Integrative Thinking
*Schedule subject to change. Class runs from 8:30am-11:30am EDT.
- What would have to be true?
- Productive Communication
- Applying to your context
- Program review and conclusion
I need this program because
- Our team and organization aren’t clear on our strategic choices and why we can win the marketplace.
- Our team or organization lacks a strategic framework to make choices to do some things and not others.
- I often find myself in a nearly impossible position—I want different ideas but feel forced to choose when they are in tension with each other and I wish I didn’t have to.
- I want to debate ideas but it becomes all about the interpersonal dynamics between leaders, and the ideas and our teams suffer.
- I want my team to stay open to the potential of ideas but we often find ourselves identifying the drawbacks far too early.
This program will be delivered over Zoom and requires access to this platform. Terms and conditions for Zoom usage can be found here: https://zoom.us/terms. This program requires a stable internet connection, the latest version of the Google Chrome internet browser, and use of a microphone. Access to a webcam is preferred but optional.
Before beginning the application process, please review the application policies. To apply, complete the online application form.
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Each application is reviewed by Rotman’s admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.
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 and Rotman alumni are eligible for a 25% discount on this program. This discount does not apply to any early bird fees. Discounts cannot be combined but we will honour the greater discount amount towards the program fee. For more information on additional discounts, visit RotmanExecutive.com/Discounts. Discounts are not redeemable for cash.
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