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A well-thought-through strategy provides a solid foundation for creating value for your company. At the same time, translating a strategy into actions that actually drive business results requires skills if you are to turn your intent into reality. The biggest hurdle is said to be transforming that great strategy into great performance – in other words, strategy execution: making the strategy work

During the Strategy Execution Program you will learn how to execute a strategy more effectively. You will gain awareness of the fact that improving strategy execution also entails structural change. This program is about mastering crucial strategy execution skills and knowing the secrets to successful strategy execution! You will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate after successfully completing the program.

Short facts

Next date Mar 25, 2019 - Mar 27, 2019
Locations Düsseldorf
Fee 2,950.00 €
Early bird fee 2,750.00 €
until Dec 31, 2018

Your program at a glance

Program content

This program will communicate the key principles of strategy execution and provide insights and tools to bridge the difficult gap between the rationale behind the development of a strategy and its practical operational plan. You will join with peers to explore different situations and apply options during group case studies and in-class discussions. On completion of this program, you will be able to identify pitfalls, manage emotional resistance, recognize opportunities for change, employ influencing techniques, and build the capabilities to implement a strategy successfully.

You will leave our program with a thorough understanding of the foundations of strategy execution and solid knowledge about which processes are important when implementing strategy. It is time to get started and make your strategy work!

The Strategy Execution Program will address the following topics:

• Change management

• Concepts and tools for strategy implementation

• Influencing techniques

• Structural change

Program benefits

Upon completion of the program, participants will…

  • be able to implement a strategy successfully
  • recognize opportunities for change
  • be able to employ influencing techniques
  • be able to manage emotional resistance
  • be able to actively foster change within a team


You will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate after successfully completing the program.

Participant profile

Who benefits most from the program?

  • General managers
  • Executives responsible for company performance, e.g. heads of business units, managers of departments, or leaders of project teams
  • Participants who are in transition into a leadership position
  • Participants who have an educational background in a field other than business administration
  • Managers who are new to implementing strategy
  • Managers who are moving into a more challenging implementation role
  • Executives looking for new ideas/options for execution

Program format and module dates

This 3-day program runs at WHU Campus Düsseldorf.

Strategy Essentials Part 2: Strategy Execution: Mar 25, 2019 - Mar 27, 2019

Strategy Essentials: Strategy Execution
  • Mar 25, 2019 - Mar 27, 2019
  • Düsseldorf

20 Scholarships for ambitious women

Are you looking for a new professional development opportunity? For each of our Open Programs*, we offer two scholarships (50% discount) for visionary women who want to enhance their professional skills! Please send the completed application form and a letter of motivation to until 8 weeks before the program starts. More Information.

* Excluding Certified In Programs, CIO Leadership Excellence Program, General Management Plus Program, Management Essentials Program and General Management in Sports Business Program (SPOAC). One scholarship per person.

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