What will you gain from attending Strategy?

By NAS     Aug 3, 2011

“We'd been tossing around the core concepts of our vision for a year but the NAS seminar allowed us the time and tools to solidify our ten year vision.” – Jocelyn Hale, Executive Director of The Loft Literary Center

Many of us have experienced the birth of great ideas presented in staff meetings and in casual office conversations. But too often, we lack the tools, time and resources to bring these ideas to fruition. The choices we make about where to focus our efforts are key to strategy and gaining a competitive advantage. So, how do we make the right choices?

We must first understand the concepts behind strategy, and how our mission and vision inform strategic objectives. There is no question that experience teaches us multitudes, but an understanding of the fundamental tools and models used by successful businesses throughout the nonprofit and for-profit sectors can expand our strategic thinking to help us best utilize our resources to support mission and vision.

Attending the NAS Strategy seminar is one step your leadership team can take towards developing a sound and actionable organizational strategy. This three-day program combines executive education with the experience of a working retreat. Under the guidance of top business faculty, your team will develop an in-depth understanding of environmental analysis, competitive advantage and strategy. You’ll learn how to objectively analyze your organization’s strengths and weaknesses, work to identify institutional goals – whether they involve a capital campaign, program development or a larger structural change – and begin to map the steps required to achieve those goals. Feedback from your peers and the opportunity to test your ideas with top academics will help you fine tune your plans and solidify your strategy. Read more about the seminar sessions »

The application deadline is September 23. Apply today »