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Harvard DCE

Advanced Business Strategy – Gaining a Competitive Edge

Aug 28—30, 2019
3 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
USD 3950
USD 1316 per day
Nov 20—22, 2019
3 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
USD 3950
USD 1316 per day

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Description

If you’ve reached an inflection point in your career where you’re making increasingly important strategic decisions and have the responsibility of implementing them, this three-day advanced strategy program will prepare you for these challenges.

This program provides you with tools and frameworks for formulating and executing a competitive business strategy. Learn how to maximize your strategic advantage and create industry disruption with a sustainable business model. Expand your ability to analyze market and cost dynamics. Gain insights that allow you to effectively realign your organization when strategy changes.

Through a carefully designed sequence of business cases, classroom discussions, presentations, and group exercises, you will learn what gives winning organizations their edge in terms of competitive strategy and organizational agility.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Construct a competitive business strategy based on sustainable economic advantages and organizational alignment
  • Analyze your business and organizational models, employing field-tested tools and techniques
  • Communicate strategic business choices using language and concepts you can share to build buy-in
  • Prepare for the full spectrum of strategic challenges and opportunities that leaders face
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education

TOPICS COVERED

  • Analyzing and designing business models
  • Assessing the competitive landscape, including cracks in others’ business models
  • Identifying sources of sustainable cost and differentiation advantage
  • Evaluating financial footprints and the different paths to profitability
  • Relating product uptake to revenue models and investment strategy
  • Connecting and aligning organizational elements
  • Preparing for realignment and strategic change

Who should attend

This program is ideal for:

  • Senior leaders who want to gain new insights into business strategy, market dynamics, and competitive advantage
  • Leaders moving into new roles where they need to anticipate the complex, interconnected implications of strategic decisions
  • Strategy and finance professionals who want to expand their toolkit related to business design and dynamics

Experts

Margaret Andrews is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting. Andrews is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and professional programs in leadership, team effect...
Jon is an instructor at Harvard Extension School, where he teaches graduate-level courses in business strategy and behavioral economics. He is also an instructor for Harvard’s Professional Development Programs. Previously, Jon was vice president of executive development and global head of EMC Uni...
David McIntosh is the founder and president of Creative Business Breakthroughs, where he designs and leads strategic planning sessions and management development programs for businesses and nonprofits. Before that, he was a futurist at Ernst Young Center for Business Innovation. Since 1992, he h...

Next dates

Aug 28—30, 2019
3 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
USD 3950
USD 1316 per day
Nov 20—22, 2019
3 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
USD 3950
USD 1316 per day

How it works

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