If you’ve reached an inflection point in your career where you must make strategic decisions that impact your entire organization, this three-day program on strategic frameworks for competitive advantage will prepare you for your next steps.
This program provides you with frameworks that lay out how to execute a competitive business strategy. Learn how to maximize your advantage and create industry disruption with a sustainable business model. Gain the insights that allow you to quickly and effectively realign your organization when circumstances change. Know what drives cost so you can improve operations and get a competitive edge.
- Learn how to execute a competitive business strategy
- Gain a deeper understanding of business frameworks and strategic patterns that hold true across time and industries
- Understand the spectrum of strategic challenges and opportunities that leaders can face
- Develop a common language for discussing strategic business choices
- Build a suite of tools and techniques to help you analyze your business model design and organizational framework
- Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education
- Business model design
- Organizational frameworks and realignment
- Resources, cost, and sustainable advantage
- Competitive landscape
- Financial footprints and the right mix of cost structures, asset intensity, and headcount for your business
- Product introduction and uptake
Who Should Enroll
This program is ideal for senior-level leaders who want to make an even greater difference for their organization and lead change by creating a competitive advantage. Leaders preparing for a new role and professionals interested in the intricacies of business model design will also benefit. Past participants in the following industries have said the course material was immediately applicable to their work:
- Information technology
- Biotech and pharmaceutical
- Military and defense
- Communications and public relations
- Food and beverage
While no specific training is required, ideally, participants will have previously studied strategy or attended a program on the fundamentals of strategy, such as our complementary program Strategic Business Management. Participants should also have a fundamental understanding of economics.