Transformational Leadership for Executives

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Companies now face an important choice – adapt to the digital age, or risk becoming irrelevant.

All industries are being disrupted at an exponential scale. By leveraging technology and innovation, organizations are able to operate, compete and deliver value on a new level. Senior leaders understand the need to drive digital transformation in your organization.

This five-week course gives leaders the tools to implement a transformational strategy, paving the way for digital-enabled growth and innovative thinking.

  • Identify opportunities for any obstacles to digital-enabled growth.
  • Establish an innovation matrix to manage and measure innovative ideas from across your organizations.
  • Merge digital and traditional organizational focuses and budgeting.
  • Incorporate effective governance for digital innovation.
  • Learn how to leverage your existing technology infrastructure to start a digital transformation.

Connected learning experience

Along with pre and post work, weekly sessions are supported with instructor-led video or face-to-face sessions.

Connect with like-minded industry leaders to share common challenges and explore innovation strategies.

Industry guest speakers will share experiences of their own transformation journeys and how they overcame the impediments they faced.

Ongoing support between the virtual sessions is available to provide guidance and direction as you utilize the tools and frameworks in your organization.

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40% of businesses will not exist in a meaningful way in 10 years.

-John Chambers Former Executive Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems

How we'll help you and your business thrive

This connected learning experience will give you insight into key components critical to success when leading digital transformation. Learn strategies, frameworks and tools that will help your organization compete and thrive in an increasingly complex environment.

Built on leading, world-class practices and fueled by a local perspective, this program gives executive leaders the platform and opportunity to build a game-changing DX vision and strategies.

Bringing innovation to industry

Using technology to improve safety, sustainability and operational efficiencies in today's economy.

Digital readiness: disruption and transformation

First, we’ll set the stage by understanding the different types of disruption and how they are affecting your Industry

Together we'll explore

  • Industries and organizations that have been, or are being, disrupted
  • Market trends that have enabled disruption
  • Successful and unsuccessful responses to disruption
  • Sources of risk to your organization
  • The influence of organizational culture in responding to digital disruption
  • Past, present, and potential future disruptions and transformations in your industry

Leadership vision

Essential to success in ensuring your organization can face the disruption head-on, we’ll take the first steps in developing a digital vision.

Together we'll explore

  • What a digital vision and a digital strategy is
  • The four streams of a successful transformation
  • The impediments to innovation, the required paradigm shifts, and the beyond-main stream thinking that influences digital vision
  • The importance of looking beyond your core business
  • How to leverage a strong partner ecosystem
  • The components of a dynamic, evolving digital strategy for your industry

Digital mindset and culture of innovation

Culture can be the greatest accelerator or impediment to implementing your digital vision.

Together we'll explore

  • What a digital mindset and a culture of innovation is
  • Aspects of innovative thinking
  • The need for digital literacy across organizations
  • Business models that encourage a culture of innovation
  • Metric frameworks to measure innovation across multiple areas
  • Staffing supports necessary for shifting toward innovative thinking
  • Allocating resources

Success factors for a user-centric organization

Critical to digital strategy is user-centric culture.

Together we'll explore

  • The structure and importance of a user-centric culture and a user-centric decision-making process
  • Design-thinking principles
  • Methods to alleviate end-user pain points
  • The structure of Customer-Journey Mapping

Technical innovation

Key emerging technologies present both risks and opportunities.

Together we'll explore

  • Emerging technologies that support a digital strategy
  • The power of leveraging legacy systems and corporate data
  • An approach to solving problems through user-centric, agile, innovative, design-based thinking
  • Sources of data to feed data-driven decision making
  • Opportunities to tie multiple technologies together to solve business problems or create new value

Time guidelines

This is a 21 hour course delivered over 5 weeks:

  • Delivered over 5 weeks via weekly virtual sessions of approximately 2 hours each week.
  • In addition, there is project work which will require approximately 2.5 hours of work per week.
  • The total weekly time commitment is 4.5 to 5 hours.
  • Leaders have the opportunity to connect with the instructor to discuss specific questions related to the course and project.

Learning materials

Your course facilitator will direct you to any materials needed to support your work through this course.

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