Leading Through Digital Disruption (Online)

This program last ran in September 2020. Future dates to be announced.

In a fast-changing, competitive marketplace, leaders are often asked to take on highly visible roles and drive digital disruption. But challenges can arise when the definition of digital isn’t consistent, and when there’s a nagging sense of doubt about what you should be doing to move forward. To stay ahead, leaders must understand how disruption impacts them and develop new capabilities that can drive their own digital transformation.

In order to do this, leaders must have a clear roadmap for developing their organization’s digital strategy. This requires an understanding of how to evaluate the marketplace, to identify your competitive strengths, and  how to design a unique business approach that addresses all of your strategic priorities in a coordinated, and technological way. 

In this highly interactive 6-week online program, you will learn how to shift to compete in the digital economy and what you should offer in a digital marketplace. You will acquire the skills and strategy you need to become an effective digital leader and help your organization successfully transform itself to meet the ever-changing needs of its marketplace and customers. The concepts you gain in these sessions are the frameworks and management strategies that will help you know where to drive your digital transformations, how to ask the right questions, and where to invest in your digital strategy.

Note: All program content will be delivered live and will not be recorded.

Program Schedule

  • Technical Check-In and Introductions: September 11 (12—1 pm EDT)
  • Week 1: Understanding Disruption, September 18 (12—2 pm EDT)
  • Week 2: Framing the Digital Challenge, September 25 (12—2 pm EDT)
  • Week 3: The New Competitive Advantage, October 2 (12—2 pm EDT)
  • Week 4: Knowing When and How to Reinvent Yourself, October 9 (12—2 pm EDT)
  • Week 5: Building Your Digital Strategy, October 16 (12—2 pm EDT)
  • Week 6: Leading Digital Change, October 23 (12—2 pm EDT)

See Detailed Schedule for September Program

Program Benefits

  • Build your understanding of digital disruption, and the market-driven forces that allow disruptors to succeed today
  • Learn how to build temporary and sustainable competitive advantage
  • Discover how and when to recreate your business model to support your digital approach
  • Understand and exploit your unique customer value proposition
  • Build a digital strategy that focuses on the customer
  • Link your digital approach to your organization’s capabilities
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education

Who should enroll

This 6-weeks online offering is designed for those with at least 4-5 years of leadership experience that serve as business and technology leaders, analysts, consultants, product owners and stakeholders at all levels across all industries. It is particularly helpful for those who are charged with managing teams, clients, business units, or products through their organization’s digital transformation in the wake of disruptive changes.