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Strategic Leadership Program
Organizational Leadership Program

Leadership! The essence of organizational success. Without it organizations lose their way; achieving goals and success becomes hit and miss. Poor leadership is often at the forefront of disastrous outcomes. With real leadership, organizational success is more than simply an aspiration; it becomes a reality.

Organizations and the people who lead them exist in an ever-increasingly complex and at times chaotic world. The rate of change and the depth and breadth of that change, challenges the organizational acumen, skills and abilities, courage and commitment of the organizations leaders. In the midst of this constant change, leaders need to be able to craft strategic responses that keep their organization meaningful and at the forefront of their industry. Anticipating challenges, understanding opportunities, detecting weak signals and sensing patterns through a strategic framework is mandatory.

Whether you are at the top of your organization or part of your organization's senior leadership team, this program provides you with a unique developmental opportunity to gain practical insights into your strategic leadership capacity and those key skills and competencies to lead your organization. Without critical and thoughtful insight, without meta-cognition, leaders underestimate the impact of their influence, good or bad, on their organizations and the people upon whom they are relying to achieve their strategic and operational goals. How can leaders promote quality assurance, develop human capital, and support innovation within their organization, but not bother to invest in their own continuous learning? Have you ever wondered why great leaders are the few and not the many?

In this program you will experience the shared learning and the energy of a small stimulating group setting. During the program you will develop and present a strategic framework for your personal leadership, leadership of your team and your organization. Can you and/or your colleagues really afford not to attend?

Five Day Program Content

Leadership Roadmap
  • Understanding the multi facets of organizational leadership
  • Recognizing the difference between transactional and transformational leadership
  • Building credibility as a precursor to influencing others
  • Knowing the skills and attributes for organizational leaders core leadership competencies
  • Appreciating the enabling role associated with emotional intelligence
  • Thinking meta-cognitively as the building block
Leading Strategically
  • Differentiating between systematic and strategic thinking
  • Identifying individual and corporate obstacles to systems thinking
  • Developing a tolerance for ambiguity
  • Challenging the status quo
  • Incorporating mega, macro and micro strategic priorities into your thinking
  • Using a process of 'environmental scanning' to gain competitive knowledge
Constructing Multiple Futures
  • Creating multiple futures and multiple paths
  • Anticipating future demographics
  • Conceptualizing 'what if' scenarios
  • Positioning your organization in changing times
  • Anticipating future demographics
  • Utilizing customer alliances
  • Holding multiple futures simultaneously
  • Developing coherent stories of the future
  • Creating a value-proposition for your organization
Decision Making
  • Understanding the dynamics of judgement
  • Formulating options and contingency plans
  • 'Paralysis by Analysis' – knowing when you need to act
  • Building coalitions to support decisions
  • Aligning decisions to mission/value statements
  • Utilizing the risk/certainty model in developing organizational capacity and tolerance
  • Building consensus when making unpopular decisions
Leading Performance-Based Teams
  • Requiring strategic thinking as a pre-requisite for senior-level teams
  • Bringing the right people to the table
  • Ensuring cross-functional teams work
  • Differentiating between individual and team accountability
  • Creating frameworks for decision-making and communication
Predicting & Recognizing Turning Points
  • Writing coherent stories
  • Understanding predetermined elements
  • Recognizing the power of patterns of perception
  • Understanding the fluid environment
  • Moving at the speed of opportunity
  • Utilizing turning points to foster organizational urgency
  • Creating organizational turning points as a risk management strategy
  • Creating a value-proposition for your organization
  • Identifying current trends and weak signals
Building Organizational Capacity
  • Investing in your human resource capacity
  • Giving life to a talent management strategy
  • Ensuring organizational sustainability through succession planning
  • Aligning individual goals with organizational goals
  • Shaping a culture of accountability
Organizational Communication
  • Recognizing the strategic value of communications
  • Designing a communication strategy that is cognitively attractive
  • Understanding how employees interpret corporate communications
  • Facilitating change through effective communications
Coping with Contingencies
  • Increasing the tolerance for uncertainty
  • Developing strategic robustness
  • Flirting with disaster during times of success
  • Enhancing intellectual capacity and strategic dimensions
  • Accepting that the reality is that things will go wrong
  • Succeeding in a fluid environment
  • Seizing victory from defeat
Organizational Culture
  • Managing interventions to reshape organizational culture
  • Recognizing the cultural forces when making change
  • Understanding why reinforcement is critical for sustained change
  • Understanding why some employees will never accept change
  • Building a culture of accountability for sustainable change
Strategic Positioning
  • Relying on customer feedback to help position your organization
  • Building relationships and networks with key stakeholders in your community and abroad
  • Building coalitions and alliances as part of an 'evergreen' approach to strategy
  • Recognizing when to attack, consolidate or defend your organization's position
  • Doing environmental scanning as part of your business model
  • Fostering employee engagement for competitive advantage
Creating & Implementing a Strategic Planning Process
  • Knowing who to involve and why
  • Asking the fundamental questions
  • Harnessing strategic thought to create a dynamic plan
  • Using strategic planning frameworks
  • Ensuring tactical and operational alignment
  • Developing your 'storyboard'
  • Building the strategic path
  • Identifying the 5 steps to an effective strategic plan
  • Team discipline: committing to the strategic direction
Managing Change
  • Knowing the organizational readiness for change
  • Assessing the commitment to change
  • Understanding who is losing what
  • Employing a change management strategy
  • Building confidence and commitment to planned change
  • Appreciating the risk-reward nature of change
Assessing the Strategy
  • Understanding the need for assessable strategies
  • Creating critical metrics and milestones
  • Validating realities
  • Using systems thinking measures
  • Developing contingencies to adapt to change

General Information

Why You Should Attend?

Ever wonder why organizations fail to meet their objectives given all of their intellectual and resource capacities? Why is it that we engage people in strategic planning when they can not think strategically?! And we ask them to lead even though they might not have any leadership abilities. Why do we keep setting up our leaders to fail? Can these things be learned or must we always find new leaders?

The difference between successful organizations and the rest is their ability to build strategic leadership capacity from within. In today's world, one of the main objectives of the leader is to balance the dynamic day-to-day issues with tomorrow's opportunities. Developing the capability of the organization to navigate through the unmeasured and uncertain variables is critical to the success of any organization, be it public or private. Successful organizations invest in their leadership. Can you really afford not to attend?

Who Should Attend?
  • Presidents, Vice Presidents, Administrators and Directors
  • Entrepreneurs and Owners
  • Union Presidents and Business Agents
  • Board Members
  • Executives who are responsible forthe strategic development of their organization
General Program Information
  • Lunch and light refreshments are included daily
  • Program materials will be provided
  • Certificates will be presented upon completion of the program
  • Small interactive hands-on programs
  • Role-playing and simulation of real workplace situations
  • Group activities, open discussions and case studies
  • Experienced program presenters who are leaders in their field
  • Practical content and information that you can use in your everyday work environment
  • You will not be pressured to purchase books or videos as all program materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Program satisfaction guaranteed!

Program Schedule:

  • Day 1: 9:00 am to 3:00pm
  • Day 2: 9:00 am to 3:00pm
  • Day 3: 9:00 am to 12:00pm
  • Day 4: 9:00 am to 3:00pm
  • Day 5: 9:00 am to 12:00pm
Travel & Accommodations

Please inquire with CPMS at 1-888-452-6422