Show Strength Amid Change

Boost your ability to lead despite uncertainty. Gain new frameworks and explore strategies to improve your organization’s capacity to adapt and thrive in complex markets in a state of constant flux.

Benefits

Benefits
  • Develop key leadership competencies to better confront market conditions defined by VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity
  • Integrate agile strategies to align core capabilities in dynamic and fast-moving global environments
  • Examine the importance of establishing a stable foundation to meet current demands while incorporating agility to innovate for the future

Content

During the “VUCA: How to Build Adaptive Organizations in an Age of Uncertainty” program, we will tackle the following topics:

Understanding a VUCA Environment

  • Anticipate disruptive forces
  • Appreciate global trends and their potential impact
  • Adapt to volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous contexts
  • Avoid strategic mismatch

Developing Personal and Organizational Agility

  • Design a framework that fosters agility
  • Develop an intrapreneurial leadership structure
  • Generate innovation in large organizations

Learning from Success

  • Understand how large multinational organizations successfully navigate complex challenges in uncertain contexts
  • Explore best practices from a range of sectors

Applying Agility Insights to Executive Challenges

  • Build on key take-aways and learn how to apply them to address your organizational challenges

Is This Program Right for You?
The “VUCA: How to Build Adaptive Organizations in an Age of Uncertainty” program is aimed at business leaders who seek to bolster their organization’s long-term sustainability.

Presidents, senior-level managers, general managers, division heads, business development managers and strategic planning directors will find the program particularly useful.

Methodology
The “VUCA: How to Build Adaptive Organizations in an Age of Uncertainty” program enhances participants’ strategic agility through a combination of active learning methodologies, including group discussions, case studies, practical exercises, team-based projects and peer coaching.

Faculty
The faculty of the “VUCA: How to Build Adaptive Organizations in an Age of Uncertainty” program consists of professionals linked not only to teaching and research but also to the real and relevant business world.

Fred Krawchuk | IESE Business School Fred Krawchuk  (academic director)
Senior Lecturer of Production, Technology and Operations Management
MBA, IESE, University of Navarra
MPA, Foreign Policy and Negotiations, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Graduate of West Point
A visionary leader, Fred Krawchuk is highly skilled in bringing multiple stakeholders from varying cultures together to solve complex issues and challenges while building high performance teams. Leveraging his impressive military career and skills gained throughout his life, Fred has built a reputation as someone who expertly creates the ideal environment to facilitate meaningful dialogue and dynamic results.
Working with academic institutions, NGOs, corporations and individuals around the world, Fred is passionate about uncovering the potential in complex, ambiguous scenarios, and revealing opportunity where others see only chaos. For this reason, Fred is known as a catalyst for change, a thought leader and an influencer in multi-stakeholder collaboration.
He is a highly decorated retired U.S. Army Colonel, and was awarded the George C. Marshall Fellowship at the U.S. Department of State. He is an Olmsted scholar, MacArthur Leadership Award winner, and recipient of research grants.
Tony Dávila | IESE Business SchoolTony Dávila (academic director)
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Accounting and Control
PhD in Business Administration, Harvard University
MBA, IESE, University of Navarra
Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Prof. Dávila is the head of IESE’s Department of Entrepreneurship and holder of the Alcatel-Lucent Chair of Management of Technology. From 1999 to 2006, he was part of the faculty at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he still teaches periodically.
Prof. Dávila is co-author of Making Innovation Work: How to Manage It, Measure It, and Profit from It (2006) and Performance Measurement and Management Control Systems to Implement Strategy (2000). He has also edited a third book, The Creative Enterprise (2007). He has contributed several book chapters and published various research articles in academic journals including The Accounting Review, Accounting Organizations and Society, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Research Policy, and Harvard Business Review.
Kandarp Mehta | IESE Business School Kandarp Mehta
Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Negotiation Teaching Unit
PhD in Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
Visiting Scholar, DRRC, Kellogg School of Management
Master of Business Administration, K.S. School of Business Management, Gujarat University
He has been has been a visiting scholar at the Dispute Resolution Research Center at Kellogg School of Management. His research has focused on creativity in organizations and negotiations. He frequently works as a consultant with startups on issues related to innovation and creativity. He has conducted several Negotiation and Creativity Workshops for corporate executives and management students in Europe, USA and India. Before coming to Spain, he was at ICFAI Business School in India where he taught corporate finance. He is also actively involved with creative industries.
Mª Julia Prats | IESE Business School Mª Julia Prats
Professor of Entrepreneurship
Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard University
Master in Business Administration, IESE, University of Navarra
Degree in Industrial Engineering, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
Prof. Prats teaches courses in both open enrollment programs as well as on in-company programs for companies such as Henkel, Randstad, and Teléfonica, among others.
Her primary area of interest is the entrepreneurial process, which includes the identification, evaluation and implementation of opportunities in any context. Central to this work is the development of strategies and systems that help established firms achieve profitable growth. Her second work stream focuses on understanding the key factors in building and managing professional service firms. Over the years she has had the opportunity to develop both areas of interest through teaching, research projects and consulting work.

Admission Process
The program has a four-step admission process:

  1. Participants must complete and submit the online application.
  2. The Executive Education Department will contact the participant by email to acknowledge receipt of the application. It will also provide information about the program dates, sending of prior study materials and the bank details needed to pay tuition.
  3. The participant pays tuition (payment must be made before the start of the course and before prior study materials are sent). This is an essential prerequisite for participating in the program.
  4. Three weeks before the start of the program, participants will receive an email with a username giving them access to IESE’s Virtual Campus, where initial study materials will be available.

Fees

The program fee is tax-exempt and includes academic materials and lunches. It does not include travel or accommodation expenses.

The program requires preparatory coursework, which will be made available three weeks before the start date. Payment is required in order to access this material. Check the cancellation policy below.

Do you know about our corporate agreements and fees for multiple registrations? Feel free to ask us.

We have negotiated special fees for our participants in these hotels near to Barcelona campus: AC Victoria Suites (Marriot) 4*Sansi Pedralbes 4*Abba Garden 4*Princesa Sofía 5*Meliá Sarriá Barcelona 5*Upper Diagonal 4*.

Arranging Payment
We accept payments by credit card, check or wire. For more payment information, please reference your invoice.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received within 20 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a cancellation fee equivalent to 25% of the program fee. IESE reserves the right to cancel this edition of the program or to change the dates up to 20 days prior to its start. IESE is under no circumstances responsible for travel expenses incurred. Participants should consider travel cancellation coverage in the exceptional event that the program is cancelled or that participants are unable to attend for personal or professional reasons.

UPCOMING EDITION

BARCELONA
June 12-15, 2018

CONTACT US

IESE Barcelona
(+34) 93 253 4200
sfp@iese.edu
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