Foundations of Strategic Management

Foundations of Strategic Management will provide specific tools and a framework to help participants better approach managerial challenges and opportunities. Through a personal leadership assessment and the development of an action plan, participants will create concrete strategies to bring back to their organizations. Designed for mid- to senior-level managers, this course will engage participants in seeing the “big picture” and will provide the necessary tools to tackle complex issues.

Learning Objectives

The course’s dynamic instructional team will build upon participants personal and professional experiences to promote robust discussions involving real-world scenarios. Participants will gain valuable insights from the network of public and nonprofit managers attending the course, during which the participants will also learn how to:

  • Identify key people and institutions in their “authorizing environments” and work with them more effectively.
  • Better integrate an agencys mission, goals, and priorities to strengthen the work of the organization.
  • Examine ways to reduce resistance to change and promote sustainable change management.
  • Foster collaboration through strengthened communication skills.
  • Engage in constructive self-analysis and assessment of management competencies.
  • Develop personal action plans for improving effectiveness on a selected work project or issue.

This course allows participants to take time out of their busy schedules to hone the skills needed for strategic and visionary thinking. 

Additional Information

Tuition is $2,750 for the Foundations of Strategic Management course, and covers the cost of:

  • Materials and instruction for the entire one-week course.
  • Continental breakfasts, lunches, and afternoon snacks with high-quality menu options (including vegetarian) when the program is in session.

Given the pre-course preparations and leadership assessment required, we encourage participants to register before June 1, 2014. Participants who wish to apply after that date should contact us at cascade@uw.edu. A participant may withdraw or substitute a qualified applicant without penalty on or before Monday, June 1, 2014.