Aligning Strategy for Organizational Growth

Wisconsin School of Business

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Wisconsin School of Business


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Who should attend

Senior-level leaders and advisers who are responsible for strategic initiatives and ensuring that all aspects of the organization, from strategy to culture, are being properly communicated and executed.

About the course

One of the most important responsibilities that senior leaders and executives have is to make sure that all facets of their organization, including its processes, structures, behaviors, and competencies, are properly aligned with the overall strategy. This program focuses on how you can successfully attain that alignment through thoughtful analysis, smart organizational design, and rigorous execution.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand which economic, regulatory, demographic, and social conditions are influencing your organization and articulate how your organization can properly align to those conditions
  • Learn to align your organization around your mission, vision, and strategic goals
  • Identify core processes and core competencies that drive successful attainment of the business strategy
  • Define key behaviors for key personnel necessary to drive desired business outcomes
  • Select one or two strategic metrics that would successfully measure progress toward your strategic goals
  • Understand how to adjust reporting structures and decision rights to ease progress toward your strategic and operational goals
  • Prepare for the role you play [sponsor, change agent, advocate] when implementing any alignment changes back in the workplace


Day 1 - Organizational Goals, Strategy and Core Competencies

  • Explore the link between organizational performance and business strategy
  • Examine common organizational development models
  • Develop a vision/mission/purpose statement for your organization
  • Name your organization’s go-to-market strategic intentions
  • Determine which core work processes and which core competencies align and drive your organization’s mission, vision, and strategy

Day 2 - Structure, Measurement and Vital Behaviors

  • Determine which organizational structure best supports your organization’s mission, vision, and strategy
  • Determine which key metrics best measure your success in achieving your organization’s mission, vision, and strategy
  • Review the best practices in organizational change
  • Explore the role of “sponsor” in large organizational change
  • Develop a change management plan to drive desired business change
  • Participate in an open consulting session with class and faculty on your specific organizational issues and challenges


FIRST DAY - Includes breakfast, lunch, breaks and dinner

  • Check-In and Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
  • Course 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

LAST DAY - Includes breakfast, lunch and breaks

  • Breakfast 7:30–8:15 a.m.
  • Course 8:15 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Dinner 4:30–10 p.m.


Steve King

Steve King is the Executive Director of the Center for Professional and Executive Development for the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to taking this position, Steve held the positions of Vice President of Global Talent Management for Baxter International...

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