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Strategic Leadership for Organizational Success

Fall Session: Nov. 14th, 15th & 22nd, 2024

In today's dynamic business environment, strategic leadership plays a pivotal role in guiding organizations towards success. Strategic leaders are entrusted with the responsibility of understanding, articulating, and executing the vision and strategy of the organization. This program focuses on equipping leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively navigate strategic initiatives, implementation processes, and outcomes.

Driving Business Success

Formulate and Execute Strategies

Acquire the ability to craft and enact detailed business strategies, assess their potential impact, and navigate the complexities of real-world implementation.

Lead and Engage Stakeholders

Develop leadership skills that emphasize collaboration, learn to balance diverse stakeholder interests, and foster effective teamwork for organizational success.

Apply Knowledge in Business Simulations

Gain hands-on experience by simulating real-world business scenarios, where you'll be challenged to make strategic decisions in areas such as marketing, product development, manufacturing, finance, and negotiations.

How You Will Learn

This immersive course unfolds over three in-person sessions on November 14th, 15th, and 22nd. Our in-person program design facilitates networking opportunities, allowing you to learn from peers and professionals and advance your career. Participants will engage directly with industry experts and peers, fostering a hands-on learning environment that encourages active participation and collaborative problem-solving. All sessions will be held on the Bentley campus from 8:30am-4:30pm. 

Day 1: November 14th

What is Strategy?

 •Understand the concept of strategy, its importance, and its role in organizational success.
•Explore different strategic frameworks and models.
•Analyze case studies to illustrate strategic thinking and decision-making processes.

Day 2: November 15th

Strategic Implementation

•Translate strategy into action plans and initiatives.
•Align organizational resources, processes, and structures with strategic objectives.
•Manage change and overcoming implementation challenges.
•Introduction to diagnostic tools for strategic analysis and decision making.

Day 3: November 22nd

Strategic Outcomes - Leveraging Success and Addressing Failures

•Evaluate strategic outcomes and performance metrics.
•Leverage successful initiatives and best practices.
•Address failures and learn from setbacks.
•Explore the role of ethics and corporate social responsibility in strategic leadership.
•Review KPIs and their relevance to organizational performance and sustainability.

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Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for managers, directors, and VPs who are looking to sharpen their strategic leadership skills. Organizations are encouraged to enroll teams of managers to foster their growth into more senior roles.

Meet the Faculty

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Jill Brown
PhD, University of Georgia

Professor Jill Brown is the Hieken Professor of Business Ethics and Professor of Management at Bentley University. Brown’s research interests are in ethics, strategy, corporate governance, stakeholder management and corporate social responsibility. Specifically, Brown is interested in the managerial discretion that professionals have in these areas, which fall under the general category of "strategic leadership". Therefore, she studies managers, and their responsibilities and relationships in the strategic and ethical management of multi-national corporations, global supply chains, health care, and entrepreneurial organizations.

Professor Brown has published dozens of journal articles and book chapters in leading outlets such as Journal of Business Ethics, MIT Sloan Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Organization Science, California Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Strategic Organization, Journal of Management Studies, the Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility, among others. She has won several research awards, including Best Paper nominations and awards from the Society of Business Ethics, the International Corporate Governance Society and the Academy of Management. Among her most highly cited articles is the 2013 Journal of Business Ethics (JBE) article.

Why Bentley?

Proven Reputation

A history of educating and elevating business leaders who make an immediate and lasting impact across all industries

Expert Faculty

World-class researchers in fields such as leadership, collaboration, change, innovation, creativity, and more.

Business Leadership

Bentley is at the forefront of the latest trends in business from our Gallup Business in Society Report to years of experience in the finance, technology, inclusion, and leadership spaces.

Program Details

Program Dates

Three all day, in-person sessions.

  • Thursday, November 14; 8:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, November 15; 8:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, November 22; 8:30 - 4:30 PM

In-person networking during the program

Program Cost - $4,950

  • Program fee includes delivery and program materials.
  • Register 30+ days in advance to receive a 20% discount automatically.
  • Register 14 days in advance to receive a 10% discount automatically.
  • Bentley Alumni receive a 50% enrollment discount.

For information regarding the alumni discount, contact:

Bentley University Executive Education

Group Enrollment - 30% Discount

Empower your leaders to learn together and grow together. Bentley offers a special 30% group rate discount to companies that send five participants or more. 

Bentley Refund Policy

Bentley University will grant a full refund for cancellations received at least 30 days before the program start date. A 50% refund will be given for those cancellations made prior to fourteen days of the program start date. No refund will be granted for those cancellations received after that time.