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Strategy for Future-Ready Growth: A Real-Time Virtual Program

Supercharge your strategic capabilities with two powerful frameworks

Strategy is about choice—explicitly choosing what you will and will not do to win with customers and against your competition. A winning strategy should leverage your strengths and build on your team’s capabilities.

But strategy only works this way when you have your people behind you. As Peter Drucker, the grandfather of business strategy says, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Build your culture, while you build your strategy so your team is making the same choices and focusing on the same things.

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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.

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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

What is Playing to Win?

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.

What you’ll get...


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.

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Technical Requirements

This program will be delivered over Zoom and requires access to this platform. 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.

Application Process

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.

Fee Reduction

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 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

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Dates and fees

2-day hands on program over 4 half-day sessions to accommodate a work/life balance during COVID-19

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Module 1: September 15–16, 2020
Module 2: September 2223, 2020

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A real-time virtual experience online

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Participant profile:
Managers, directors and executives who are responsible for strategy planning and implementation across both public and private sectors and industries

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Special Online Fee: $3,600 CAD + HST
(valued at $4,500 CAD + HST)

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