Strategic Management in Niagara

Don’t let your strategy fall through the cracks.

Person working on a laptop, reaching for a glass of red wine.This 3 day retreat at a Niagara winery will teach you how to execute strategy more effectively in your organization. Revamp your business’ approach to strategy by working through examples and case studies.

The setting is the 13th Street Winery in St. Catharines. 13th Street specializes in many hand crafted wines unique to the Niagara region.

This event is the perfect opportunity to relax and learn. Each day comes with a unique wine tasting and insight to give your business a competitive edge.


The Strategic Management Program includes: 

High Impact Strategic Planning Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – This course puts the critical pieces of the strategy puzzle together in a way that increases process understanding and the ability to implement a set of proven analytic and design tools. Case studies and participants’ own organizational examples are used to illustrate and deepen the lessons.

Best Practices in Strategy ExecutionWednesday, August 16, 2017 – Once the strategy puzzle is together, it’s time for the implementation. This course helps participants through common implementation roadblocks by demonstrating the 7 keys to successful strategy execution, how to navigate the implementation process, and how to achieve buy-in from all levels through easily applicable methods and tools, and examples that are relevant to participants’ organizations.

Fundamentals of Finance for Decision MakingThursday 17, 2017 – This program will look at the basic business finance language, the logic of business, and the structure and content of financial statements and key indicators. A simulation exercise as well as case studies will be used to compare financial decision-making in large complex environments with small, single product enterprises.

Completion of the three-course program will grant participants a Certificate of Attendance with a specialization in Strategic Management.


Facilitated by: Alex Lowy and David Hurst

Alex Lowy

Alex consults widely as a strategic advisor and educator, helping organizations around the world address major dilemmas in a systematic and effective manner. His clients have included technology firms (HP, IBM), banks (CIBC, BMO) resources companies (Shell) and government (Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Metropolitan Toronto...
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  • Dates and Fees

    Tuesday, August 15 – Thursday, August 17, 2017 

    3-Day Program
    $2,995 + HST

    Price includes:

    • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages
    • All program materials

    Cancellation Policy

    Payment Policy

  • Who Should Attend?

    These courses are designed for mid to senior managers and executives who want to further develop their management skill-set.

  • The Setting

    13th Street Winery
    1776 Fourth Ave,
    St. Catharines, ON
    L2S 0B9

  • Learn More

    For more information, please contact Lynn Petruzzella at petruzl@mcmaster.ca or by telephone at 905-525-9140 Ext. 20509.

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