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17-19 May 2017, 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2017


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Jill Ingham

Business Development Manager

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Before you join us, you will access our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to complete a short pre-read. This sets the context for the programme and the rationale about why strategy matters, helping you get in the right mindset before the programme starts.

Over the three days you will explore fresh models, tools and techniques for improved strategic insight, analysis and implementation that will help you in your personal and organisational objectives. Each day tackles the stages you need to work through to focus on your organisational strategy.

Day one   Day two   Day three
AM   AM   AM
What's really going on out there? A deeper understanding of strategy - the importance of strategic engagement in top teams   What makes firms and organisations more strategic than others?
What might best practice look like?
  What difference can I make? Bringing strategy back into the organisation - individually challenging the organisation on its strategic capability and exploring my role in it
Lunch   Lunch   Lunch
PM   PM   PM
What’s really going on out there? Exploring the strategic agenda   What makes firms and organisations more strategic than others?
Resilience in strategic performance
  What difference can I make? Bringing strategy back into the organisation - individually challenging the organisation on its strategic capability and exploring my role in it

While you are with us you will also learn and share ideas and insights with delegates from different sectors, industries and geographies.

You'll leave with accessible, informative and tailored reading around the shared themes discovered by your group. This will help you as you begin to implement what you've learnt on the programme in your own organisation.

This programme is for people who are looking to make the next step in their career and want to prepare themselves for the future, whether that’s taking on additional responsibility within an organisation or taking their own business forward. Anyone coming on this programme would expect to focus on what’s coming next and what they need to do to prepare themselves, their team and their organisation.

A typical delegate may be:

  • Moving from middle to senior management
  • Required to think and work more strategically
  • Moving into a different part of an organisation
  • Looking to start a business
  • Owner of a growing, independent business.

Alliance Manchester Business School has some of the most highly-regarded experts in business management. By working closely with industry, the team can solve real problems, predict future trends and drive change in business and management.

Our highly experienced team ensures everything about your programme runs smoothly. From booking on to the course to your post programme executive coaching sessions, they aim to make your Alliance MBS experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Irene Roele

Irene Roele

Programme Director

Emma Farnworth

Emma Farnworth

Programme Manager

Becky Allen

Becky Allen

Events Manager

Focused - provides the opportunity to get away from day-to-day busyness and fire fighting and to focus on what is coming over the horizon. Short, sharp, concentrated bursts of learning offer maximum exposure, experience and impact with minimum disruption to working life.

Collaborative - open programme attracts a wide range of industries, sectors, backgrounds and personalities meaning delegates can learn from, challenge and support each other.

Transformational - helps you make sense of the jargon and figure out how to take on the challenges you face. By becoming more strategic in your approach, you'll get to know your business and your market better and be equipped to take a fresh approach to strategy in your team and organisation.

Flexible - uniquely designed to support different learning styles with a combination of expert commentary, peer learning and reflection.

Applicable - our Open Space activity personalises your experience and enables you to figure out the next steps and how to put them into action.

Experienced - each session is facilitated by leading business academics and researchers with a wealth of experience in delivering Executive Education programmes to professional cohorts.

Lasting - programme delivers both individual and organisational benefits and promotes a lifelong connection with Alliance MBS through our Executive Education Network.

Your experience

I now definitely take more time out to check the status of my long-term objectives. This is a new process I've adopted and which, I hope to roll out to my whole team. The benefits of re-evaluation are immeasurable.

Robert Bieniasz, Glancy Fawcett >>

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