Driving Strategic Impact (Online)

  • USD 2,650

  • online
  • Online |
  • Jun, 1st 2022 - Aug, 24th 2022
    • Certificate

    Over the last few decades, top-tier strategy consulting firms have cultivated a unique set of skills that consistently help them deliver high-impact solutions to complex strategic issues? Driving Strategic Impact? trains participants in how to drive strategic impact for their organizations and their clients, through a combination of tools, frameworks, role-plays, and case studies?

    It is organized along the four phases of strategic problem solving:

    (i) Developing a Clear Understanding of Your Problem,

    (ii) Creating a Strategy Development Roadmap,

    (iii) Analyzing Data to Draw Strategic Conclusions, and

    (iv) Developing High-Impact Recommendations.

    This program is based on the popular Driving Strategic Impact class taught by Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa at Columbia Business School, offered additionally as a 3-day Executive Education program at the Columbia University campus in New York City.

    Program Benefits

    • Get client/organizational support for strategic initiatives 
    • Concretely define the scope of a strategy project 
    • Develop a well-structured strategic problem-solving roadmap 
    • Align with key stakeholders
    • Rapidly move to the core issues to focus your problem-solving effort
    • Efficiently gather the right information to build a relevant fact base
    • Extract information from internal and external sources 
    • Synthesize data to drive key conclusions 
    • Develop high-impact recommendations 
    • Put your new learnings into practice on real-life strategy cases 
    • Manage strategy projects for maximum impact

    Who Should Attend

    The Driving Strategic Impact program is designed for executives of all levels who are looking to improve your effectiveness in solving strategy problems and in becoming a trusted advisor for colleagues and clients.


    Hitendra Wadhwa
    Faculty Director Professor of Professional Practice

    *Program faculty is subject to change


    Structuring the Problem-Solving Approach

    • How to define the scope of a strategy project
    • Toolkit for developing a strategic problem-solving roadmap
    • Strategies for rapidly focusing on core issues

    Generating Strategic Insights from Data

    • How to build a robust fact base efficiently
    • Interviewing skills for extracting information from others
    • Synthesizing data to drive key conclusions

    Developing Winning Strategies

    • Strategy project management skills
    • Framework and tools for developing high-impact recommendations
    • How to get buy-in from key stakeholders


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