Strategic Planning and Execution

Turn strategy into action and results


Today’s complex and rapidly changing environments elevate the value of strategic thinking skills, inside and outside the executive suite. This course will introduce you to the main tools, principles and concepts of the strategy process. You will leave with an enhanced ability to think strategically about how you lead your organization, unit or team.

Key Benefits and Takeaways

  • Understand the tools of strategic analysis, as well as where and when to use them
  • Improve your organization’s strategic planning process through a friendly consulting exercise
  • Bolster your organization’s capability to deal with change
  • Understand how culture and politics affect the adoption of a strategic plan

This workshop is designed for executives who manage all sizes and types of organizations, projects, and teams. It is perfect for participants seeking to fast-track their careers by improving strategic decision making capabilities.

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly rated faculty members, course materials, results-oriented exercises, meal service (continental breakfast, lunch and breaks)*, and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute.

*Meal service is included for in-person programs only.

Topics covered in this course

  • Business environment
  • Organizational capability
  • Synergy
  • Corporate parenting
  • Implementation
  • Learning and innovation
  • Social responsibility
  • Organizational purpose


Course Leaders

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Saku Mantere


Saku Mantere

Saku Mantere is a Professor of Strategy and Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University and Director of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management. His research centers on strategic organizations, focusing on what makes organizations strategic and how strategic management affects organizations.