The frameworks of strategic analysis are proven tools you can use to help
you identify your organization's unique, sustainable strengths and form
a sound strategy to achieve your mission. This rigorous approach to strategy
will help you evaluate the critical features of your external environment, identify
the unique value you can bring to your community, and ensure you allocate resources
to the most valuable initiatives.
McCombs School of Business
University of Texas-Austin
How you will benefit
One of the biggest benefits of this seminar is that it will provide your leadership
team with a vocabulary to talk about who you are, what you do, and why you do it.
Your team will walk away with a reinvigorated appreciation for what you
do, and how you are different from every other organization.
By the end of this seminar, you’ll be able to:
- Evaluate the critical features of your organization's external environment
- Identify the unique value your organization can bring to your community
- Balance artistic and economic choices
- Ensure your organization's resources are being used to support your most
What to expect
This rigorous three-day seminar uses the analysis of real-life cases, class
discussions and team exercises to give you both a theoretical and a practical
understanding of strategy development. By the end of the seminar, your team
will have completed a structured analysis of your organization that will inform your future actions.
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Who should attend
Strategy is designed for your top program,
management, and board leadership. Seminar participants
always report that the exercises are more rewarding with a team and they find
it easier to implement and integrate new concepts when other key staff and board
members are familiar with the frameworks. In selecting your team, it will be
helpful to include:
- Board, management, and program leaders responsible for setting your organization's direction
- Key staff required to effectively execute strategy
What past participants have to say
The Loft Literary Center's Executive Director, Jocelyn Hale, shares how attending Strategy helped her organization solidify their vision and engage staff around a new venture.
“Strategy handed us the tools to take our intrinsic
value and turn it into a solid business... The truth is, we wouldn't be here
if we hadn't taken the seminar. It helped me remember why I love what I do,
and that percolates through everything that we do.” Read
the full participant story »
Executive Director, Spacetaker
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To learn more about this seminar, contact Jamey Stowell, Strategy seminar director.