Strategy

Getting from Idea to Done!

This course teaches you the essentials of execution, strategy, leadership, innovation, and decision making, including key roles and responsibilities, as well as understanding all of the key steps in the strategy execution methodology - from idea to done.

This 2 day seminar incorporates proven Strategy Execution Methodology (SEM) with techniques instruction. Participants will operate in small teams (3-4 per team) to learn and implement strategy execution processes. This strategic execution methodology was developed to help companies stay on track, aligning projects with key initiatives to achieve desired outcomes. The SEM goes beyond a typical checklist to address a more holistic and, therefore, more effective approach to moving the business forward with an eye on the big picture.

This course is recommended to business and project personnel as well as anyone who interfaces with the corporate portfolio of programs and projects. It is designed for people in private and public organisations, from analysts to managers and directors, who are seeking to get a recognized certificate in their strategy execution capabilities, becoming the real strategy execution supporters of their organizations.

Whether you are here to learn every aspect of strategy or to brush up on knowledge that isn’t used regularly, this course will instil robust foundations of strategy execution in your role.

It is also designed for organisations that seek to build or sustain their current strategic direction and enable their most avid specialists to mobilize their efforts based on the current best practices in business performance management.

This practical course will benefit:

  • Program and Project Managers
  • Members of the Office of Strategy Management (OSM)
  • The Strategic Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Professionals responsible for managing strategic initiatives
  • Directors of Strategy Management
  • Directors of Performance Management
  • Risk Management Officers
  • Balanced Scorecard Managers
  • Knowledge Officers
  • Business Analysts

Professional Development Units now available:

  • Attendees to this program are entitled to 14 Professional Development Units from the Project Management Institute® upon completion

PMI

Seating is limited so register today!

Course tuition for the Strategy Execution course includes:

  • lunch and refreshments
  • course materials

Victoria: $1254.75 ($1195 plus G.S.T. including refreshments, lunch and all course materials).

Team Savings:

Save 10% per registrant with a group registration: 3 or more people from the same organisation registering at the same time.

Seating is limited so register today! Please fill out the online registration form and select 10% group discount as the payment option.

*Discounts cannot be combined with any other discount or special offer.

Cancellations
A full refund can be issued for written cancellations received a minimum of 21 days before the program start date. Cancellations received with less than 21 days’ notice will be refunded less a $200 administration fee.

March 23-24, 2017
9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day

Vancouver Island Technology Park
Collaboration Centre Conference Room
#2201 - 4464 Markham Street
Victoria, BC V8Z 7X8
Canada

Dr. Bud Lush, MSc, PhD, CSM, FRCPM

Dr. Lush is Chairman & Chief Technical Officer providing consulting, instructional & product development leadership to Atocrates. He is a multiple award winning international consultant / instructor.  He has over 35 years of direct working and teaching experience in integrated systems program management, corporate-enterprise wide project management, new product development initiatives and battle management (BM / C4ISR) systems.

Dr. Lush is also the creator of Canada’s first Masters Certificate in Systems Engineering and the founding, lead faculty member, and primary technical content producer of the Centres of Excellence in Project Management and Business Analysis at York University's Schulich Executive Education Centre and its university partners, as well as colleges, universities, private institutions and government throughout North America and Europe.

I found the program to be very comprehensive and practical. As an experienced Business Analyst I found it allowed me to learn several new skills and affirm existing ones.”

- R. Crandle, Portfolio and Program Management Consultant

  

“This program is structured in a way that can meet all levels of skill and add knowledge, as well as polish existing skills

- B. Wilkins, Executive, Regional Government

  

“I would like to thank you for an excellent course. It exceeded my expectations, not only filling-in gaps in my knowledge regarding tools, techniques and reporting, but your review of various approaches and methodologies was invaluable.”

- J. Caruso, Executive Management Consultant

  

Very practical focus. Drew from proven past experiences. Very deep insight into project risk and complexity issues.”

- J.P. Gideon, Director PMO

 

Personal Strategic Planning

Drawing on research from Harvard and Stanford University, in this course you will explore concepts of fulfillment, longevity and living a life of meaning and value. Whether you are transitioning to a new role or industry, moving towards retirement, or wish to simply invest more in yourself and make a significant and positive change, a life well lived is always within our capability.

This workshop provides a forum to take "time out" to explore questions that will help you gain a renewed focus on what is most important and develop a flexible, and immediately implementable, strategic plan to help propel you to where you want to be at this stage of your life.

What You Will Learn

During the course participants will:
  • Align decisions with your values
  • Explore decision tools
  • Uncover/affirm the dreams, values, interests and talents underlying who you are, what you care about and who you want to be and where you want to go next
  • Specify a desired future life plan complete with measurable outcomes, key objectives and action plans, and
  • Develop a network to learn from, support and reinforce personal choices and actions.

Program Content

Second Acts will help you build on your life experiences, knowledge and capabilities to help you create a satisfying personal strategic plan and second act. By tapping into your dreams, passionate interests and talents, you open up new directions and pursuits.

The process includes a series of reflective exercises sequenced to help you identify, capture and affirm personal values, dreams and talents as well as frame and develop a personal vision and supporting action plan. Throughout the process you are encouraged to learn from your own personal reflection as well as from the shared experiences and insights of your fellow participants. This process follows a pattern similar to that used for business strategic planning (if strategic planning is good for an organization, why not for an individual?!) and involves three key phases or segments:

Your Desired Future State

Specification of your aspirations for your life and next stage including your core values, vision and the measures you will use to direct and monitor your progress.

A Gap Analysis

An identification and assessment of the major gaps between your desired future state and your current situation.

Your Action Plan

An action plan, including required implementation supports, for closing the key gaps to be addressed.

Pre-work provided in preparation for the first workshop session will require approximately 4 to 8 hours.
The four weeks in between the initial workshop and the follow up session will provide time for refinement of the work done at the initial day and a half workshop as well as for the development of gap strategies and implementation plans in preparation for the half day follow up session. This work will require approximately 8 hours

Ideally suited to anyone ready for a big change in their life or career, anyone asking:

  • “what’s missing?”
  • “what’s next?”
  • “how do I give back?”
  • ‘I’ve always wanted to ___”,
  • any other variations on the theme of wanting to get one’s life in focus.

Participating with your spouse or significant other is highly recommended. The number of participants will be limited to 30.

Seating is limited so register today!

Course tuition for the Second Acts course includes:

  • lunch and refreshments
  • course materials

Victoria: $1254.75 ($1195 plus G.S.T. including refreshments, lunch and all course materials).

Team Savings:

Save 10% per registrant with a group registration: 3 or more people from the same organisation registering at the same time.

Seating is limited so register today! Please fill out the online registration form and select 10% group discount as the payment option.

*Discounts cannot be combined with any other discount or special offer.

Cancellations

A full refund can be issued for written cancellations received a minimum of 21 days before the program start date. Cancellations received with less than 21 days notice will be refunded less a $200 administration fee.

Victoria:

May 13 (Part 1) & May 27 (Part 2), 2017

Vancouver Island Technology Park
Collaboration Centre Conference Room
#2201 - 4464 Markham Street
Victoria, BC V8Z 7X8
Canada

Robin Dyke

Robin is a partner and senior consultant with Focused Change International and a recently retired Adjunct Professor at UVic Business. He has held senior executive positions within several industries and his consulting experience includes both the private and public sectors involving start-ups, mergers, turnarounds, creation of high performance organizations and leadership development. Robin is a PacificSport Victoria board member and served as a Venue Chair during the Commonwealth Games in Victoria. He has a MBA from SFU and a BA in industrial psychology and economics from UBC.

“A great opportunity for self-assessment and thinking about planning life activities for the future.”
-Spring 2016 Participant

“This was a great workshop - I could have benefitted from another half day. I loved the questions asked both as preparation ahead and in class. I loved the vision exercise, video, and the tools that I will follow up on going forward. Thank you for putting this together.”
-Spring 2016 Participant

“The development of a personal vision, and a personal strategic plan to move towards that vision, is a powerful exercise that too few people find time to do."
-Spring 2016 Participant