Mastering Strategy Execution

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This two day programme will allow you to master the tools, techniques and best practices for competitive strategy execution that can be applied in a turbulent business environment. 

The programme assists you to lead strategy execution across your organisation by devising a roadmap for effective strategy execution. While developing appropriate performance indicators and tools to manage unintended consequences, the programme will allow you to foresee and deal with strategy execution traps.

This programme is unique in that it will be co-facilitated by two leading strategy experts who will work with the delegate group throughout the programme. This co-facilitation is a powerful tool that will help you develop implementable solutions for executing your corporate and business strategy


Dr Andrey Pavlov

Dr Andrey Pavlov is a Senior Lecturer in Business Performance Management at Cranfield School of Management, UK, one of Europe's Top 25 business schools. He teaches on postgraduate and executive programmes, helping students and delegates think through various issues shaping strategy execution and organisational performance. Andrey has worked with executives from organizations ranging from HSBC and Rolls-Royce to the European Space Agency and the United Nations. His research examines the impact of performance measurement on people's behaviour and explores alternatives to top-down hierarchical control in organisations.

Andrey has supervised 2 doctoral students to completion, written over 50 articles and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences. His book Measurement Madness: Recognising and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Performance Measurement was published in December 2014 by Wiley.

Matthew Birtch

Matthew Birtch is a Faculty member in Strategy at GIBS, and previously was the Head of Strategy and Africa Deal Strategy Leader at two global advisory firms. He has close to 20 years' experience within strategic advisory. Having led high deal value local and international engagements in Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, East Asia and Europe.

Matthew has been responsible for scaling client businesses as well as driving growth agendas. Having lived in these territories he has first-hand knowledge of the contextual business environment allowing him to tailor appropriate solutions for businesses seeking to drive profit in a sustainable manner.

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Who should attend?

This programme is designed for functional heads, senior managers, business consultants, analysts and strategy executives who wish to execute business and corporate strategies effectively and resourcefully.​

How you will benefit

The core outcome of the programme is to enable participants to lead effective strategy execution initiatives. On completion, you will be able to:

  • Manage strategy execution in context;

  • ​Lead strategy execution across your organisation;

  • Devise a roadmap for effective strategy execution;

  • Develop appropriate performance indicators and manage unintended consequences;

  • Foresee and deal with strategy execution traps; and

  • Understand why and how strategy execution relates to strategy formulation.  

Additional information

Cancellation Policy: Delegates who cancel their registration less than 14 days prior to programme commencement, will be liable for 50% of the programme fee, those that cancel their registration 7 days prior to programme commencement will be liable for 75% of the programme fee. Those who do not arrive for the programme will be liable for the full fee. Notification of cancellation must be sent in writing to the Programme Manager. All who cancel or do not attend must return the programme material intact to GIBS.

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