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Strategy and Innovation

Strategize, innovate, execute, and repeat—everything you need for long-term success.

Across all industries, the pace of change has rapidly accelerated. Innovations that drastically shape a firm’s future are no longer solely determined by existing firms, but instead can come from market disruptors bringing upstart approaches to longstanding challenges. How can managers position their firms not just to respond to threats, but to develop new innovations and new business models themselves?

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Rotman’s Strategy & Innovation program will help you develop a systematic approach to anticipating and driving strategic innovation in your organization. Over three days, you will use cutting-edge research as well as time-tested frameworks and techniques to

  • Anticipate industry evolution and opportunities
  • Assess your organization’s vulnerabilities
  • Exploit opportunities using existing resources
  • Develop a systematic approach to strategic innovation
  • Break down common barriers

The program focuses on real-world examples and hands-on exercises to give you tools for long-term success.

Continual Improvement. 

Gain new insights into the sources of competitive advantage for your organization as well as potential threats. With guidance from our industry-proven expert faculty you will learn how to lead your team to generate new sources of advantage.

Develop your toolbox with new approaches and models of business innovation. By the end of three days you will have a plan to formulate and execute strategic goals by unearthing and harnessing the creative insight that already exists within your teams.


Day 1:

  • Industry Analysis
  • Strategic Innovation
  • Reception

Day 2:

  • Reflections
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Innovation
  • Competitive Dynamics

Day 3:

  • Reflection
  • Industry Dynamics
  • Competition and Innovation
  • The "Possibilities" Approach

We’re here to help. 

Our model of case-based learning, interactive lectures and discussions, simulations and project-based application allows you to close the gap between knowledge and action. Expert faculty, guest speakers, and a diverse group of highly motivated peers create a rich learning environment for you to succeed.

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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.


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 Strategy & Innovation:

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. 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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3-day intensive program

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Rotman School of Management
Toronto, Ontario

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Participant profile:
Mid-to-senior level managers, directors, and executives who are responsible for strategy planning and implementation across any industry

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