At a Glance

Upcoming Programs
April 30 - May 20

Time Commitment
15 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
3 weeks

Certification
Columbia Business School Certification

Who Should Attend
Manager & Senior Manager, Director & Senior Director

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About the Program

Implementing Winning Strategies, a 3-week leadership development program, delivers participants the ability to gain greater command of their company’s needs and the skill to identify and execute new growth opportunities in a fast-moving and competitive landscape.

The key to organizational success is to develop an enterprise capable of generating achievement-oriented strategies and adapting and improving those strategies as the environment changes.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand your company’s competitive environment and current strategy
  • Better understanding your company’s strategic process by applying Columbia’s four-phase planning cycle
  • Identify strategic challenges and where to focus efforts
  • Define key organizational priorities and current gaps within your “span of control”

Program Structure

  • 3 week duration, 15 hours to complete requirements
  • 6 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
  • Professor interactions, group learning, and optional coaching sessions
  • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
  • Final project, which integrated weekly activities

2018 Program Dates

UPCOMING SESSION
April 2018 July 2018 September 2018 October 2018
Program Start April 30 July 16 September 4 October 22
Program End May 20 August 5 September 23 November 11

 

Experienced Faculty

  • William Pietersen

    Professor of the Practice of Management

    For more than 20 years, Professor William Pietersen served as the CEO of multibillion-dollar businesses such as Lever Foods, Seagram USA, Tropicana, and Sterling Winthrop’s Consumer Health Group. His top-selling book Strategic Learning is widely applied within Columbia’s executive education programs.

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Success Stories

 

The content was very strong and the program was well designed. I really enjoyed Professor Willie’s module based learning, it allowed me to complete as I had time. I appreciated having the notes section built into the modules as well. Another component that I really enjoyed were the weekly team events. This helped to deepen my learning and I felt the technology used to conduct the class was perfect for this work. I would highly recommend this to others.

Assistant Vice President
Insurance Company

 

The pace was excellent, especially with working a full time job. The content was spot on and relevant (and applicable to many different roles within the organization). I really enjoyed the format as well with the combination of lectures and live virtual. I felt the virtual sessions perfectly complimented the lectures, with the right timing.

HR Director
Technology Company

 

Professor Pieterson was great. I feel that the use of very specific language was so targeted that every sentence contained a gold nugget of insights I am able to take with me as I grow as a leader. I also enjoyed the live sessions and ability to learn from classmates from other industries, all experiencing different challenges.

Senior Director
Technology Company

FAQ

How many hours per week am I expected to devote to the program?

Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

How long does the program last?

Our leadership development programs last 3 weeks. Additionally, you will complete a short orientation prior to the official start of the program.

Will I receive a grade or university credit?

Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the sponsoring business school. ExecOnline provides non-degree programs for which no grades or university credits are provided.

Who takes ExecOnline programs?

Our programs are designed for busy leaders—managers, directors, VPs, and C-suite—with the drive and desire to solve their organization’s critical business challenges. Our short, focused programs allow you to develop solutions for both near- and long-term challenges—without disrupting your day-to-day responsibilities.

Will I apply my learnings to real-world work objectives?

Yes. You will develop a project of your choosing that addresses your organization’s critical business challenges. At the completion of the program, you will have produced an implementation-ready project, designed to make a fiscal and business impact.

Do you have an alumni program?

Yes. You can stay connected to ExecOnline through our alumni group, which allows you to interact with peers to generate support and networking opportunities.

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