Break Through with Strategic Thinking

Do you wish to make more strategic decisions with greater impact on your organization’s performance?

Group of People Working Together at a TableThis course will provide a set of principles and practices to perform strategic analysis allowing participants to have more confidence in the decisions and impact they wish to have.  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.

Pre-Work:  Monday, April 13:  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Interactive Zoom Call

  • What is Strategic Thinking?
  • Why is it important?
  • Your challenges and how you / your organization can benefit
  • Review a Harvard Business Review case study

In-Class Session:  Friday, April 17:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • 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

Follow-Up: Friday, May 14:  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Interactive Zoom Call

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

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

Program Faculty

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 coaches and develops senior leaders in organizations including Four Seasons Hotel, Roche, TD Bank, NN Group, Mercedes Benz, Samsung, Teva, Four Seasons, and Sick Kids Foundation. He uses the ‘case study’ methodology in his teachings drawing on best practice approaches across sectors. 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. Sanjay holds an Honours BA in Public Policy from Ryerson University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Leicester, UK. Recently he completed a digital marketing certificate from MIT Boston and certificate from the Disney Institute on Quality Service.

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 has led multiple change management initiatives and has provided integrative strategic management consulting services to multinational Fortune 500 companies including Johnson and Johnson, Toyota, Pfizer, Bausch and Lomb. She has also delivered numerous executive education training globally focusing on Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Strategic Thinking and Influential Leadership in addition to delivering keynotes at several international conferences.

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



    $1,295.00 + HST

    This course counts as 2 credits towards a Certificate of Completion in the Executive Management Program.

    Receive a $75 per course discount when registering for 5 full courses in the Executive Management Program.
    *Registration for all 5 courses must be done in the same transaction.

    All meals and parking are included for in-class session on April 17, 2020.

    Cancellation Policy

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  • Who Should Attend?

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

  • Learn More

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