What you will learn:

Strategic planning causes organizations to prioritize the resources and results that matter. The act of planning itself is applying the discipline of focus and the practice of inclusivity. It can be complex.

Simplify the strategic planning process with a proven framework: Goal, Objective, Strategy, and Tactic. We will guide your team through each step of the process. We will use the results to create a roadmap that transforms big ideas into meaningful and measurable actions.

Our approach develops strategy and builds buy-in from your team at the same time. Whether you are a high growth enterprise, startup, or nonprofit, our process is designed to cut through clutter and lead to alignment. This process results in building a clear plan for action and growth.

One of the biggest benefits of this course is to align the expectations and the ways of communicating between all levels of the organization, while including diverse voices in the planning process.

About the instructor:

Zach Braiker is an innovation and creative problem-solving consultant for executives in high performing organizations. He inspires leaders to ask better questions and uses curiosity to inform strategy, discover unforeseen opportunities, and understand problems in transformative new ways.

As the CEO of refine+focus, the global consultancy he founded in 2004, forward-looking organizations engage him to improve their marketing, transform digitally, buildcustomer-centric product strategies, and accelerate their team’s performance. Organizations like the World Bank and the Kingdom of Jordan, Mylan, Philips, Symantec’s Innovation Lab, The Guardian, Lincoln Financial, Humana have benefitted from his approach, which builds capacity while solving problems simultaneously.

A core principle of Zach’s work is the belief in the power of diverse leadership and the dignity of the individual. He strives to create clarity, lead with curiosity, and hold humanity at the heart of everything he does. His approach ensures that all feel seen, heard, and valued.

He applies this approach as a leader, mentor, and board member in the innovation ecosystem. He currently serves as a TaskForce Member in TiE’s Seed to Series A Accelerator Scale Up, a mentor at Dubai’s leading startup Accelerator Area 2071, andan advisor to VC and PE organizations.

He furthers his commitment to gender equality by serving on the Board of the Center for Intimacy Justice, and co-hosting innovation collective for Gen Z women leaders. He taught innovation and social marketing as an
adjunct professor at Emerson College, and Harvard Business Review and CIO magazine have quoted him on innovation and goal setting.

Zach graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University. He believes anything is possible when you ask the right questions.
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Suggested Length120 min
# of Employees30
FormatLive

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