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Greenlands Masterclass - Real-time Strategy: A Playful Masterclass NEW

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Event information
Date 19 October 2021
Time 9:30-16:30 BST
Price Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 2 Places*
Venue Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus
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Are you looking for new ways to develop and execute your strategy?

Traditional approaches to strategy are simply not sufficient in a world that’s fast changing and uncertain.

Real-time strategy is a new way of thinking and interacting. It enables your strategy to stay useful, relevant and adaptive in response to unpredictable events.

In this highly experiential, hands-on and playful workshop, you will gain new insights into a strategy process fit for the future, sharing experiences and taking away ideas for making your organisation’s strategy process more robust and effective.

The workshop will be based on LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, which is a thinking, communicating and problem-solving method that offers a distinctive and powerful approach to learning and development of ideas and capabilities.

You will learn the key differences between traditional planned strategy and real-time strategy. We will explore the new leadership skills, behaviours, team relationships and ways of thinking required for success – we’ll be talking psychological safety, servant leadership, active listening, neuroscience and more.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the event you will have:

  • a stronger understanding of emergent or learned strategy approaches such as RTS to complement traditional top-down strategic planning, and appreciate the link between these and the requirements of modern leadership
  • experienced the positive, exploratory and improvisational benefits of playful approaches such as LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®
  • thought deeply and collaboratively about what it takes to build a real-time strategy capability
  • networked deeply with peers through meaningful dialogue throughout the day

Who Should Attend?

Senior managers who are required to take a strategic view of their business and who contribute to the strategy development process of the organisation. High-potential individuals who need to develop their strategic capability for future roles.

Key words

This events primary theme is STRATEGY AND INNOVATION and the secondary theme is CHANGE.

It is relevant to the development of Strategy, Real-time, Experiential, Fun, Future, Lego, Communication, Problem Solving, Behaviours, Success, Serious Play

Richard Gold

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Richard has consulted with blue chip organisations for more than 25 years across a range of disciplines including strategy, innovation, customer experience, corporate branding and digital transformation. An INSEAD MBA, he is also a certified facilitator in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and has run playful strategic interventions for organisations in the private and public sectors, including Santander, O2, Skipton Building Society, Novartis, Ministry of Justice and e.on.

Narendra Laljani

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Narendra Laljani is a management educator, consultant and CEO coach with over 20 years’ experience in strategy development and execution. He has worked with blue-chip corporations around the world as an adviser, and he combines practical insights with research-based rigour.

Narendra studied economics and management with a concentration in finance. He was awarded a doctorate at Cranfield University in 2008 for his work on strategic leadership. He is the author of Making Strategic Leaders (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). Prior to taking up an academic career in 1995, he worked with ICI plc for 15 years in a range of general management roles in the UK, Belgium and India. He has made tough decisions in challenging environments, some right, some wrong, and carries the scars from these. His workshops are well known for being memorable and highly impactful.

“Honestly, it was like magic: 30 minutes into the session, we were talking and laughing like we’d been working together all our lives...”
Director, major construction company

*Up to 2 places per member organisation. 'Up to' indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.

* If due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to deliver face-to-face, events will be hosted online or rescheduled.

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