Rotman School of Management

Strategy & Innovation for Executives

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About the course

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?

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 five 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 Position


  • 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.

Who should attend

Executives looking to break out of a holding pattern and build sustainable competitive advantage.

Trust the experts

Anne Bowers

Bio Anne Bowers is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman. Her primary research interest include how classification shapes market outcomes, particularly the impact of rating systems, market categories and social categories on organizational performance. In a second stream of re...


Brian Silverman

Bio Brian Silverman is the J.R.S. Prichard and Ann Wilson Chair in Management, and Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman. His research focuses on the interaction between a firm’s competitive strategy and organizational structure to affect its performance – in particular, its ability to acc...


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