David Eccles School of Business

Mastering Strategic Leadership

Available dates

May 20—22, 2020
3 days
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
USD 2700
USD 900 per day

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About the course

Strategic leaders are able to identify available resources and drive growth, while also accepting adequate risk to ensure growth occurs at the right pace. Assess your strategic skills and embrace a problem-finding skillset to enable your company to outperform rivals and delight today’s and tomorrow’s customers

Strategists make risky decisions today which impact tomorrow’s success. Leaders motivate and inspire others to embrace and pursue common goals. Strategic Leaders combine these two critical sets of skills and unite them in the relentless pursuit of value. In growth-focused organizations, strategic leaders are developed and nurtured at every level of the organization from team leader to CEO.

This 5-day interactive program sets out a clear, effective methodology for creating value while sustaining growth. Participants will take a pre-program assessment to identify their strategic leadership profile, and they will examine how to use their skills to make strategic decisions under pressure in risky environments, while creating growth at the right pace. By learning to apply a problem-finding mindset and analytic and interpersonal skills to existing frameworks, you will accelerate your leadership growth and make significant contributions to your organization’s success.

Topics covered include:

  • Your Strategic Leadership Profile
  • Exploring, creating, and capturing sources of value, especially in uncertain or changing conditions
  • Developing agility to address and anticipate potential challenges
  • Engaging and leading your team towards your vision
  • Creating strategies to attract partnerships and collaborations

Return on Education:

Employer Benefits

  • Incorporate new approaches into your current leadership strategies
  • Identify ways to incentivize and engage key employees
  • Anticipate potential future challenges for your organization
  • Improve the productivity of your company through better developed decision-making strategies

Employee Benefits

  • Demonstrate and apply an integrated model of strategic leadership
  • Improve your communication skills with important company leaders and shareholders
  • Increase your productivity and the productivity of your team
  • Understand successful methods of addressing obstacles and working under pressure

Who should attend

  • Strongly motivated individuals currently in leadership positions – or aspiring to take on leadership positions
  • Successful leaders seeking to expand strategic thinking, communication, and other vital skills
  • Individuals and leaders, at any level, who are charged with setting and reaching ambitious growth and performance goals

Trust the experts

Patricia Gorman

Dr. Patricia (Trish) Gorman is Managing Director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business at University of Utah, where she also teaches Strategy. Dr. Gorman is an accomplished educator, author and consultant whose passion is bridging the gaps between the cla...

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Bill Hesterly

Dr. Bill Hesterly is the Dumke Family Presidential Chair in Management at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah where he also serves as Associate Dean for Faculty and Research. His most recent research focuses on appropriation and the locus of value creation. His research has ap...

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Todd Zenger

Todd Zenger is the Entrepreneurship & Strategy department chair and the N. Eldon Tanner Chair in Strategy and Strategic Leadership at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. He also holds the University of Utah designation as a Presidential Professor. From 1990 through ...

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