Strategic Planning

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1/2 day

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The word “strategy” is simple; it’s just three syllables. A Wikipedia search defines strategy as “a general plan to achieve one or more long-term or overall goals under conditions of uncertainty” while at the same time listing seventeen deep thinkers who each have their own spin on what it precisely means. One thing is for sure—boards and management are supposed to have one.

  • How do you develop a strategy? Is there a practical process? Who does it?
  • Once you have a strategy, how do you use it?
  • How does strategy inform day to day decisions?
  • How do you know if it’s working?
  • How do you “course correct” strategy?

This session, customizable for particular situations, is designed for board members, executive management, and individuals/teams that are involved with setting the direction for the organization—and delivering (or monitoring) results. You will learn how to apply the technique pioneered by Harvard Business School, as well as “cradle to grave” next steps to ensure strategy cascades into operations and performance management. Leave this session with practical, take-home ideas and tools.

Brian Hayward is an active Director and veteran of over 500 board meetings—including public companies, family businesses, Crowns, early-stage enterprises, and not-for-profits—and past Chair of the Manitoba Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He recently published the award winning, critically acclaimed book: The Great Chair, “A Window on Effective Board Leadership”, bringing to life insights gained from 500+ board meetings. Learn more at or

Cost: $5000 for the half-day session, for a maximum of 15 people. Participants will also receive a complimentary copy of Brian’s book, “The Great Chair”.

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