This experiential strategy program is targeted at leaders from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors who want to enhance their strategic thinking skills and business problem solving abilities.

Overview

The program captures the latest thinking from strategic management theory, delivers hands-on experience of the strategy consulting toolkit and adapts tried and tested strategic frameworks to contemporary and turbulent business conditions. This interactive and practical program allows participants to gain exposure to multiple strategy frameworks and to structured problem-solving in order to develop a range of skills critical to planning for the future. Modern business case histories from diverse industries are used to illustrate and develop critical thinking and facilitate the strategy development process. Strategies to foster and create innovative business models are illustrated – with participants gaining experience of how businesses and industries may change in future.

Who Will Benefit

This program is designed for any person who wants to develop their strategic thinking, planning and doing competencies. It is particularly appropriate for managers who have or are moving into a position of strategic responsibility. The program is applicable to developing strategy within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Content

  • What is strategy and does it matter?
  • The ‘how’ and ‘why’ of strategy
  • Business model innovation for turbulent times
  • Structured problem-solving as a key strategy tool
  • Strategy frameworks and principles
  • Strategy business cases
  • Strategy in action.

About the presenters

Professor Allan Trench

Professor Allan Trench is a former strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company engaged in strategy assignments across multiple industry sectors, the author of 10 books and over 50 peer-reviewed journal publications. He is a past member of the Woodside strategy team and has held a number of senior positions in the mining industry, including with WMC Limited (since acquired by BHP Billiton). 

Allan has over 25 years’ combined industry and academic experience and has served as a director of a number of emerging ASX-listed resources companies since 2003. Allan has held academic positions in geophysics (Oxford University) and in Mineral Economics (Curtin University). He is currently MBA Director and Professor in the Practice of Management at UWA Business School. He holds four degrees including a doctorate in geophysics (Glasgow University) and an MBA (Distinction) from Oxford University..


John Sykes

Mr John Sykes is the founder and principal of Greenfields Research. He is currently completing a multidisciplinary doctorate at UWA. John is the author of a book published in 2016 and of over 10 peer-reviewed scholarly papers. John will assist Allan in the delivery of this program.

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