Strategic Management in Niagara – Summer 2017

Pairing Insights & Wine

This past August, DeGroote Executive Education held three days of Strategic Management programming at the 13th Street Winery in beautiful Niagara wine country. During their stay, the group of participants took part in courses on High Impact Strategic Planning, Fundamentals of Finance for Decision Making, and Best Practices in Strategy Execution – which are all part of the Executive Management Program. Each day consisted of a full day of learning, a delicious lunch provided by the 13th Street staff, and included a unique wine tasting and food pairing.  Participants came away with a better understanding of what makes a successful strategy, how to implement such a thing, and exactly where they needed to improve themselves to ensure their strategies work.

The 13th Street Winery grounds are filled with sculptures that visitors are encouraged to see while they tour the facility and taste the fruits of the 13th Street’s vines.

Inside the winery, they have various pieces of art on display, as well as beautiful dining areas for large parties

A sample of the wine available for tasting offered each day of the Strategic Management Program

Some of the participants, along with David Hurst (centre) who facilitated Fundamentals of Finance for Decision Making

While there, visitors are welcome to tour the entire grounds, include where they create the wine itself

13th Street Winery has a total of 10 outdoor sculptures on their grounds

Beautifully presented wine tasting and food pairings offered each day!

A panoramic shot of a sculpture of a pack of wolves traversing the 13th Street Winery


The Executive Management Program is a group of courses developed by leading faculty that gives you the tools you need to update your skills and make an immediate impact in the workplace. The program is flexible, allowing you to choose any of our 1-day courses, as you see fit, to work towards a Certificate of Completion.  Whether you have completed your MBA and are looking to update your skills, or want to further your career without committing to a full MBA program, Executive Education at the DeGroote School of Business can take you to the next level.

Would you be interested in attending a professional/leadership development program offered in the summer as a three day retreat?

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