Strategic Thinking: Performance with Impact

Make strategic decisions with greater impact on your organization’s performance

Gain a better understanding of the internal and external sources that impact your organization and provide you with the tools to make more strategic decisions for higher performance.

Why take this course?Man Looking at Charts and Working on Laptop

  • Learn how to think strategically and make impactful decisions
  • Provide you with the tools and best practices to align your strategy with the internal and external forces
  • Learn what are the key characteristics of strategic thinkers
  • Learn real life practical exercises with case studies and how to apply strategic thinking in the workplace

Course Overview

This is a course that will help you gain a better understanding of the internal and external sources that impact your organization and provide you with the tools to make more strategic decision for higher performance.

During times of change, it is essential to think strategically and make impactful decisions. The decisions you make determines the direction of your organization. This course will provide you with the tools and best practices to align your strategy with the internal and external forces.

The course will include case studies to help guide the learning path, along with practical exercises to enhance participants’ learning experience.

Case Work:

  • You will identify a personal case and apply Strategic Thinking tools to develop an action plan.

 Course Pre-Work:

  • Your challenges and how you / your organization can benefit
  • Read a Harvard Business Review case study

 In-Class Session:

  • What is Strategic Thinking? And why is it important
  • Gain a more in-depth understanding of Strategic Thinking
  • Characteristics of strategic thinkers
  • Self-assessment
  • Strategy Models and Frameworks
  • Application exercises
  • Present results of your personal case

 Course Follow-Up Session:

  • Update on personal case
  • Application in the workplace
  • Best practice

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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.

Facilitators’ Information

Sanjay J. Dhebar, MBA is an author, top ranked facilitator and consultant with a passion for sales, marketing and strategy.

Sanjay Dhebar enjoyed an exciting and varied career in the Healthcare and Consumer Package Goods Industry as a senior leader for 15 years. Specifically, he mastered expertise in business development as well as marketing and sales leadership while working for national and global companies and their brands.

Sanjay has developed a respected process and practical approach called “The Business Workout”, which enables business leaders achieve better performance and success. Recently he published his book “Tool Box for Performance Driven Leaders” to compliment his keynotes on this topic.

Furthermore, Sanjay is a faculty member at McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business and the University of Salzburg Business School in Austria. Sanjay builds on his decade long international teaching experience, and his expertise to develop cutting edge experiential curriculum design.

Dr. Haniyeh Yousofpour PhD, MBA, PMP, PE Certified is a Harvard educated award winning business professor and consultant with a passion in organizational change management, negotiation and effective communication, and effective utilization of human capital. Dr. Yousofpour is an expert in Human Resource Management, Change Management and Conflict Resolution.

Dr. Yousofpur has a PhD in Business Administration specializing in HR and OB, an MBA in Finance and BSc in psychology and sociology. Furthermore she is a certified project management professional (PMP), certified six sigma (CSSGB) process excellence professional as well Emotional Intelligence Certified facilitator.

Dr. Yousofpour’s integrative and distinctive approach; relying on a thorough assessment of the organization culture, goals, resources, limitations and human capital; enables her to design a customized and attainable solution to align organization strategy and resources scalable to a diverse range of clients.

In addition to her consulting practice, Dr. Yousofpour teaches various university graduate level courses globally and has received multiple teaching awards for her teaching excellence.



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  • Dates and Fees

    Fall 2020 Online Session:

    Day 1: Thursday, November 19th (1pm–4pm)

    Day 2: Friday, November 20th (9am–12pm)

    Day 3:  Follow Up: Friday, December 4th (12pm-1pm) 

    $750.00 + HST

    $700+ HST per course if you sign up for 5 or more courses.*Registration for all 5 courses must be done in the same transaction.

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  • Who Should Attend?

    Mid to high level management with decision-making authority to drive organizational strategic goals.

  • The Setting

    This is an online course.

    If you’d like more information about our online format, please contact Lynn at petruzl@mcmaster.ca.

  • Learn More

    For more information, please contact Lynn Petruzzella at petruzl@mcmaster.ca.