Elevating Strategic Thinking for Sustainable Performance

Why take this course?

Our external environment is becoming more and more unpredictable. An organization’s ability to adapt, respond and lead in our current environment – volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) – requires leaders to elevate their strategic thinking capacity. If organizations are to compete effectively as well as to create lasting value for our constituents, leaders need to see beyond the immediate horizon to strengthen their internal dynamic capabilities. In this full day workshop, we will bring forth some classic management frameworks and review these frameworks in our current context. Furthermore, in order to turn insights into actions, we will share with you approaches to strategic planning and execution so that you can enhance internal competencies in addressing the prevailing challenges organizations face to deliver sustainable performance.

Course Overview

  • Learn and refresh classical external and internal assessment frameworks with a renewed perspective in the current context
  • Learn the concept of Balanced Scorecard to monitor performance
  • Introduce enterprise strategic planning and execution process to develop agility in responding to a changing environment
  • Introduce an assessment tool to understand your organization’s strategic capability


This course can be customized to your organization’s needs and can be delivered online, onsite or at the Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington.  For more information, click here.

Facilitator Information

Dr. Candice Chow is the Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at DeGroote School of Business. Prior to becoming a full-time academia, Candice held progressive senior management positions in Asia and in Canada for over twenty-five years with a focus on enterprise strategic management and planning. She is the co-founder of Elevae – a strategic advisory firm that focuses on bringing values-based leadership and foresight practices to organizations. Candice has served on several for-profit and non-profit boards.

She earned her DBA at the Henley Business School, UK; an MBA at the Ivey School of Business, holds the Chartered Director designation from McMaster University’s Directors’ College; the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and earned a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London, UK.

  • Upcoming Sessions

    Fall 2022 In-Person Session

    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    9 am – 4:30 pm EST


    Dates and Fees

    $895.00 + HST

    Register for 5 courses in one transaction and a $500 discount will be applied at check out.

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  • Who Should Attend?

    This workshop is designed for middle to senior managers who hold planning and project management responsibilities. This workshop allows managers to refine and strengthen their leadership ability in the area of strategic management so that they can improve their team and organizational performance.

  • The Setting

    Classes are held at the:

    DeGroote School of Business
    Ron Joyce Centre
    4350 South Service Road
    Burlington, ON
    L7L 5R8

    The Ron Joyce Centre is easily accessible from the QEW and Go train service.

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