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Improve your strategic skill set!
.... and use your resources and time more effectively
Be "ahead of the pack!". Think and act differently!
To increase your strategic abilities you could take multiple training courses, but you have to wait until they are scheduled and this could easily cost you thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours.
I offer in-house training, public workshops and webinars, as well as coaching in Thinking Strategically, Creating Strategic Plans, Implementing Strategy, Leading Change and Life Planning.
The in-house workshops and the business coaching can be tailored to your needs - NOW!
You can leap past the competition when you harness the power of systems thinking and strategic leadership.
Prepare for passing your SPP or SMP exam at the June 2024 IASP Conference.
Take the original exam prep course! Taught by an IASP Pioneer and member of the original team that wrote the exam certification exams!
Learn The Systems Thinking Approach® to preparing for, creating, executing and leading the strategic management process.
Calgary, Canada: June 6 & 7, 2024 at the IASP Conference, Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Investment: $2,695 USD for the two-day in-person workshop
Prepare for passing your IASP SPP or SMP exam.
Learn from an multicultural, gender inclusive global network that has been practicing around the globe for over 30 years.
Master applying strategic thinking as a foundation for strategically leading an organization - or your part of it.
Follow our practical 10-step application of systems thinking which integrates risk, governance and strategy into a single, understandable and flexible management and reporting system.
Reduce employee resistance to executing their part of the plans.
Our strategic management model is based upon Our Systems Thinking Approach®.
In five 3.5 - 4 hour sessions you will learn:
How to apply strategic thinking on a daily basis
How to start the planning and execution processes off correctly
The importance of external environment scanning and how to do it
How to create your unique strategic positioning and use it for competitive advantage
Building support for your plan into your process through early key stakeholder involvement
Creating clarity for your long term vision
Setting and using measures to ensure success
Strategies for cascading strategic plans throughout the organization and aligning all work units in a single strategic direction
Practical tools and techniques for making change stick
How to create an ongoing strategic management system in your organization for long-term business success
The common mistakes of strategic management and how to avoid or overcome them
North America: April 9, 11, 16, 18 & 23 at 1pm EST (in time for the second quarter exam cycle: 13 to 31 May 2024)
Investment: $2,495 USD webinar
Contact me: Valerie.MacLeod@HainesCentre.com
NOTE: This workshop is approved by The International Association for Strategy Professionals (IASP) for exam preparation for the SPP and SMP exams
The International Association for
Strategy Professionals Certification
for Exam Preparation Provider
3.5-Day Immersion in Facilitating Strategic Planning & Management
Develop into a strategic leader and demonstrate your knowledge of The Systems Thinking Approach® applied to strategic planning and change management. Get feedback from Global Partners and attendees to hone your knowledge and facilitation skills.
All participants MUST have the prerequisites before being accepted into the Master Class:
Must have attended the “The Systems Thinking Approach to Strategic Management, the Systems Thinking” workshop or webinar series,
Completed a self-directed learning program comprising of webinars and prescribed reading provided by us, and satisfying our Master-Facilitator through on-line coaching that you are ready to take the Master Class.
Dates: TBD Fall 2024
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada or online
Investment: $3,195 USD
To register: Valerie.MacLeod@HainesCentre.com
Strategic plans are great, but they've got to be implemented to benefit from them.
In Strategic Implementation, we'll talk about how to manage change so that you receive better results from the plan, receive less resistance from staff and be able to pivot when changes occur. We'll talk about what you need to ensure that change "sticks".
What You’ll Learn:
What to do after a strategic plan is written
The knowledge and skills to apply The Systems Thinking Approach® to the implementation of your strategic or business plans.
What to look for to ensure that strategic plans are written and cascaded in a way that facilitates and enables implementation to take place productively
The critical planning elements that must be in place first, so that strategic plans and initiatives can get implemented effectively
How to build the organization’s capacity for successful strategy implementation, and for sustaining the benefits and objectives of the strategic plan
How to deal with people and cultural change which are both important to successful execution of your plan
What an implementation game plan is and what goes into it
The practical tools, techniques and frameworks for strategy implementation
Investment: $1,295 USD
Learn to think at a higher level, lead more effectively and apply a strategic outlook.
Develop a clear purpose for yourself and your team resulting in greater self-motivation, stronger cohesiveness, sharper focus and consistently better results.
Acquire a longer-term outlook that translates to more productive and effective actions leading to more sustainable results in the long run.
Consistently make high-caliber decisions based on improved logic and a more complete and holistic view.
Improve collaboration and generate less team conflict.
What you'll learn:
The mindset and skills for longer-term and higher-level thinking
Applying a thought process for strategic thinking
The key concepts of strategic thinking and learning and how to apply them for better results
How to crystallize and clarify outcomes and visions
To understand the impact of external environment and how to stay relevant in a changing world
How to get everyone in the team on-board, and working together in a concerted effort
Investment: $1,295 USD
To register: Valerie.MacLeod@HainesCentre.com
Unleash your Systems Thinking Superpower!
Change will always be here. Learn the skills to better manage changes at work and in your personal life to be a better employee, leader, family member or volunteer.
Whether change is impacting the entire organization or a few departments or teams, equip yourself to accept and adapt to change.
Learn how to be more productive during times of change and seize opportunities in spite of uncertainty.
The difference between change and transition
What to expect during change
The Rollercoaster of Change
Where you and your employees are in the transition process
See change as an opportunity instead as a loss
How to move successfully through the transition process
Learn how to handle the wild rollercoaster of change ride!
Being a leader while your organization is experiencing change is challenging. You must manage your personal change, plus the collective changes of your staff.
Plus mitigate the impact of change on the organization.
Large-scale change or managing change for a department or team requires understanding the same processes and tools.
How to help your staff through change
The Rollercoaster of Change model
Dealing with resistance
Minimizing the impact of change on individuals and the org
The Iceberg of Change model
Ensuring Change Sticks
Learn how to lead during the wild rollercoaster of change ride!
All of our workshops are based upon The Systems Thinking Approach®.
At the Haines Centre, we have operationalized over 50 years of scientific research started by Ludwig von Bertalanffy (the father of General Systems Theory) and many other world-renown systems theorists, including the Society for General Systems Research into The Systems Thinking Approach®.
I believe that you learn better when you enjoy yourself.
As well as when you apply, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information.
I apply variety in delivery (exercises, videos, games, etc.). And the content and design are regularly updated.
All of this with a trainer who is flexible and has a good sense of humour.
Master trainer, certified business coach and master facilitator, Valerie MacLeod, MBA
We can be a cynical bunch, but we agreed that this was a terrific course. To have success in learning one needs a good instructor – your knowledge and methods made it a pleasure to attend.
Russ Bayley - Area Production Coordinator, Encana Corporation
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