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Strategies and Systems - Complete Series
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9/8/2009 to 11/20/2009
When: #1: September 8, 15, 22, 2009 #2: October 2, 9, 16, 2009 #3: November 13, 18, 20, 2009
#1 and #3 courses are from 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM and the #2 course is from 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM
Where: IMC USA Academy Webinar
Contact: Sarah Rodda

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Strategies and Systems Complete Series 1, 2, and 3, By Stephen Haines
This multi-class complete series contributes to the requirements for CMC certification with the Core Competency focus area of Consulting Skills and Tools, Mastery level.
#1 Strategic and Systems Thinking

Discover the many secrets from the lost art of systems thinking… and 50 years of rigorous research from biology and numerous other scientific disciplines. Significantly increase your level of understanding & strategic skills through practice on numerous strategic applications of Systems Thinking. Apply these skills to business strategy for Individuals, Teams and Organizational Success.

Become a Strategic Thinker
  • Finally, a practical definition of Strategic Thinking, through discovering the science of Systems Thinking and its five fundamental concepts.
  • Learn the top 10 Tools of Strategic and Systems Thinking for daily use at work and home.
  • Discuss the importance of "feedback as a gift" and the key future Environmental Scanning model (SKEPTIC) to strategic thinkers.
  • Become a Strategic and practical thinker and doer on a daily basis.
  • Discover the Seven Levels of Living Systems - the key to successful strategic & enterprise-wide change - level by level, unit by unit.
  • Become a Strategic and practical thinker and doer through the complexity of change on a daily basis.
Become an Expert on "Systems"
  • Explore the ease & simplicity of the A-B-C Systems Model & Template as the key to "a new orientation to life" - at work and at home.
  • Explore the 12 types of "standard system dynamics," the 10 key systems questions, and the natural way the world works to deal with today's chaos.
  • Understand your organization as a system - part of the natural order of life.
  • Compare and contrast mechanistic and linear thinking vs. a Systems Thinking Approach®.
#2 Reinventing Strategic Planning

Stephen Haines, a world leader in Strategic Management, will present, in this special Webinar, the top 12 common mistakes most organizations make in their strategic planning processes—and the antidotes to them in Proven Best Practices of his 2008 State-of-the-Art Best Practices Research Report..

This course focuses on

  • Strengths of current strategic plan processes,
  • Enhancing knowledge, skills and success in Reinventing Strategic Planning, and
  • The 12 most common mistakes made by an organization in the strategic planning process.
#3 Leading Strategic Change

Develop a Smart Start to Leading Strategic & Cultural Change

  • Learn the fundamental differences between Cultural Change and all other change approaches - Engineer Success Up-Front.
  • Learn how to get started: The Strategic Thinking Process: Plan-to-Implement.
  • Educate, assess, organize, and tailor your Cultural Change process.

Ensure Successful Strategic Planning implementation & Desired Change

  • Guarantee successful execution of desired strategic plans and Cultural Changes of all types - cultural, turnarounds, restructuring, high growth, M/A, etc.
  • Learn the “Iceberg Theory of Change” - 3 key concepts that are always present in Cultural Change.
  • Choose from the menu of 14 key change structures for successful Culture Change.
  • Deal with skeptics - your best friends - the key to preventing the 75% failure rate.

Become an Expert on the process of Change

  • Learn the "Rosetta Stone" of change - 20 change theories boiled down to just one for ease and simplicity of retention and use.
  • Explore how to cascade the Rollercoaster of Change™ across, down, and throughout the organization to change the culture.

Build and Sustain High Performance - Year After Year: The Strategic IQ Audit

  • Build a critical mass for Cultural Change: develop buy-in and stay-in vs. resistance.
  • Learn how to conduct an Annual Strategic Change Review - keep your change fresh.
  • Conduct a total enterprise-wide assessment vs. proven best practices – our proprietary Business Excellence Architecture that builds on the Baldrige Criteria for Cultural Change.
Steve is the world's foremost authority on the Systems Thinking Approach® to Strategic Management. He is a CEO, entrepreneur, and global strategist, a leading Systems Thinker, facilitator, and distinguished author. Steve leads Strategic and Enterprise-Wide Change efforts worldwide through his certified global business partners in over 20 countries. Steve has over twenty-five years of working closely with over 300 CEOs. He is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and has been a Senior Executive with major corporations. Steve has a Masters in OD from George Washington University, and has completed doctoral work in educational Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia.
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