Wharton – Strategy & Innovation – Strategic Thinking and Leadership – Middle East – TimesTSW

Overview

The path to success in a highly competitive and fast-growing global market is filled with obstacles. The challenge for leaders is to identify, create, and sustain a competitive advantage in a global environment. Strategic Thinking and Leadership — Middle East provides you with grounding in business frameworks to enable you to drive change, moving strategy from concept to reality. This program reflects Wharton’s deep commitment to global strategy research and will enhance your ability to create and lead strategies that will achieve your organization’s desired outcomes.

Strategic Thinking and Leadership — Middle East may be attended on its own or as part of Wharton’s Accelerated Development Program (ADP). This certificate program consists of three separate educational experiences and professional assessments, going beyond the classroom to help participants become more reflective and proactive in managing their careers.

Who Should Attend:

  • High-potential business executives with at least 10 years of work experience and a proven record of advancement are ideal candidates for this program. Executives who are moving into strategic planning or more general management roles may also benefit.
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton Executive Education programs unless otherwise indicated.

Group Enrollment

To further leverage the value and impact of this program, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer group enrollment benefits to companies sending four or more participants.

Program Highlights & Benefits

  • Assess the strategic impact of competitors’ moves
  • Gain new insights into the role of acquisitions, alliances, and divestitures in creating greater shareholder value
  • Accelerate your development of leadership skills

Experience & Impact

You will learn to develop and sustain competitive advantage in an increasingly globalized and highly competitive landscape, enhancing the skills you need to lead and execute a strategic plan in your organization. In addition, you will obtain insights into why organizations succeed and fail in global markets, and put new knowledge to the test in a leadership simulation.

Strategic Thinking and Leadership — Middle East combines faculty presentations, case analyses, and hands-on exercises. You will examine how other companies have succeeded in highly competitive markets, devise a strategic plan, and build leadership for your own organization by drawing on the best of what Western and Asian research and experience have to offer.

Session topics include:

  • Strategy Formulation and Development of Business Plans
  • Identifying, Creating, and Sustaining a Competitive Advantage
  • Corporate Growth via Acquisitions and Alliances
  • Selecting Leaders and Developing Talent

Faculty

  • Harbir Singh, PhD

    Mack Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Wharton School Faculty Director for the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Corporate governance, corporate restructuring, management buyouts, strategies for corporate acquisitions

  • Michael Useem, PhD

    William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest

    Research Interests: Catastrophic and enterprise risk management, corporate change and restructuring, leadership, decision making, governance

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