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Strategic Agility in Practice:
Value Innovation for Academic Differentiation

October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017

Practical Tools for Catalyzing Strategic Mindsets for Innovation, Organizational Alignment, and Sustainable Superior Performance

9:00am - 5:00pm EST each day
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

Early Registration Fee (by October 1): $1,295
Regular Registration Fee (after October 1): $1,595

Includes continental breakfast and lunch both days.

Workshop is limited to 25 attendees


This two-day experiential workshop provides participants with the tools and practices to effectively apply strategic thinking for institutional learning and creating innovative solutions that establish a sustainable advantage for their learning institutions.

The challenges of thinking and executing strategically have perhaps never been as pervasive as they are now.  In today's organizational environment characterized by intensifying change, uncertainty, and ambiguity, how do organizations create value in their rapidly changing environments?

Workshop Description
This two-day program provides participants with the tools and practices to effectively apply strategic thinking for organizational learning and creating innovative solutions that establish a sustainable advantage for their organizations. The participants will leave with an enhanced ability and practical tools to apply these practices in their organizations.

Built around frameworks tested and applied in a range of organizational and institutional settings, this program develops participants for applying key strategic learning tools and practices for creating strategic insights, identifying the most important stakeholder or member of the stakeholder value chain, and fostering alignment for leading strategic change. 

SESSION TOPICS will include:

  • The implications of complexity and ambiguity for strategic thinking and innovation
  • Problems when organizations do not think strategically
  • Overcoming the paradox of experience: Key strategic learning practices
  • Understanding the real competitive advantage
  • Strategic Visualization and Innovation
  • The importance of understanding an organization’s value chain in developing effective strategies
  • Moving from a strategic mindset to organizational innovation, alignment, and strategy execution
  • Overcoming resistance to change
  • Integrating strategic learning tools into existing organizational structures of K-12 schools


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
During the program you will learn and experience:

  • An improved capability for using strategic thinking tools and practices
  • Building enhanced capacity for strategic alignment
  • An approach for leading strategic conversations
  • Identifying the Most Important Stakeholder in your organization's Value Chain
  • A method for determining your organization's Value Curve to identify your strategic Elements of Performance
  • Finding your Strategic Mindset Skills and Competencies
  • Assessing your organization's strategic innovation culture


Key Takeaways include:

  • Enhanced capacity to think strategically and to learn from experience
  • Practical tools for thinking strategically and overcoming organizational barriers to gaining alignment and execution
  • Heightened observation and questioning capability to reveal strategic opportunities
  • A strategic mindset for creating breakthrough innovation and proving stakeholders value

Lyle Yorks

Professor, Department of Organization and Leadership
Teachers College, Columbia University 

Lyle teaches courses in adult learning, strategy development as an organization learning process, strategic human resource development, and research. He is also a lecturer in the Executive Master of Science Program in Technology Management at the School of Professional Studies, Columbia University where he teaches a course in Strategic Advocacy. Lyle has over 30 years of experience working with organizations in diverse industries,including higher education, worldwide on projects involving action learning, strategic organizational change, and management development. Lyle earned his master degrees from Vanderbilt University and Columbia University and his doctorate from Columbia University.

Harold Penton

Founder and President of Innovation Insights
EMBA and Executive Education faculty at Louisiana State University College of Business

Harold is the Founder and President of Innovation Insights, a consultancy providing innovation and business strategy workshops, seminars and consulting services to corporations and institutions in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has guest lectured on innovation and strategy in Columbia’s Executive Master of Science Program in Technology Management in the School of Professional Studies, and at ESADE Business School in Barcelona. Harold has a B.S. from Florida State University and a doctorate from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Sarah Benis Scheier-Dolberg

Associate Director, Urban Education Leaders Collaborative
Teachers College, Columbia University

Click here to view Sarah's Bio

AUDIENCE
This program is for high potential leaders, including Principals, Superintendents, Administrators, and Executive Directors, in positions requiring enhanced strategic thinking or who are transitioning into new roles requiring them to move from making tactical to strategic decisions in an institutional environment of increasing complexity and ambiguity.

Participants who successfully complete the workshop will receive 1 CEU and a Certificate of Completion.

Please note, we are not able to offer partial CEUs for those who cannot attend the full workshop.

Teachers College, Columbia University has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

HOTEL INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED HOTEL RESOURCE
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO PLAN YOUR HOTEL STAY—COMPARING A VARIETY OF PRICE RANGES FOR LOCATIONS ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE OF MANHATTAN:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g60763-zfn2-New_York_City_New_York-Hotels.html

Our location

Teachers College, Columbia University is located at 525 West 120th Street, between Amsterdam and Broadway. The closest subway stop is the 116th Street/Columbia University stop, accessed by the 1 train. After getting off the train, Teachers College is a couple of blocks North, about 5 minutes walking distance.

Holiday Inn Midtown, 440 W. 57th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues
http://www.HI57.com
If you chose Holiday Inn, you could either take a cab ($15.00) or walk to the subway for about 10 minutes followed by a 25-30 minute subway ride. If you prefer this method, take the 1 subway line from the 59th Street/Columbus Circle stop to the 116th Street/Columbia University stop, then walk the short 4 blocks to Teachers College.

Hotel Beacon (4 stars) Ranked #1 of 29 on the Upper West Side
2130 Broadway at 75th Street
NY, NY 10023
(212) 787-11100
You could either chose a $10.00 taxi cab ride, or a 25-30 minute subway ride to 116th Street and Broadway—Columbia University Stop. You then walk the short 4 blocks to Teachers College.

The Lucerne Hotel (4 stars) Ranked # 2 of 29 on the Upper West Side
201 West 79th Street, NY, NY (215) 875-1000
This involves about a $10.00 taxi cab ride to Teachers College, Columbia University located at 525 West 120th Street ; or, a short (25-30 minutes) subway ride to 116th Street and Broadway—Columbia University Stop.

Marrakech Hotel, 2688 Broadway and 103rd Street
http://www.marrakechhotelnyc.com
This is approximately 20 minutes from Teachers College on the 1 subway line from the 103rd Street stop to the 116th Street/Columbia University stop.

Hotel Belleclaire, 250 W. 77th Street and Broadway
http://www.hotelbelleclaire.com/
This is approximately 20 minutes from Teachers College on the 1 subway line from the 79th Street stop to the 116th Street/Columbia University stop.

Teachers College Guest Housing 517 West 121st Street New York, NY 10027
http://www.tc.columbia.edu/housing/guest-and-conference-housing/guest-housing/

Additional, conveniently located accommodations
Union Theological Seminary, www.uts.columbia.edu (212) 280-1313
West Side YMCA, http://www.ymcanyc.org (212) 875-4273
Harlem YMCA, http://www.ymcanyc.org (212) 281-4100 ext 210

TRAVEL INFORMATION

CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

JFK AND NEWARK

There are two international airports in the New York City area: (1) JFK international airport; and, (2) Newark International Airport.

TAXI FROM JFK: JFK is located in Queens Borough of NYC. Teachers College, Columbia University is located in the Manhattan Borough of NYC. Taking a taxi would be the most convenient way to reach Manhattan from the JFK airport. It costs about $50 to reach any destination in Manhattan from the JFK, whether it is your hotel or Teachers College, Columbia University.

SUBWAY FROM JFK: Taking the subway from JFK is another option for reaching Manhattan where Teachers College, Columbia University is located. However, this option is much slower (e.g. up to 1 hour and 45 minutes) and rather inconvenient when carrying luggage (up and down several sets of stairs). You can take the airport shuttle to Howard Beach station to board A Train which takes you to 42nd Street/Times Square where you transfer to No. 1 subway train (select the UPTOWN 1 train). You would get off at 116 Street Station, also known as the Columbia University Station.

TAXI FROM NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Newark airport is located in the city of Newark, New Jersey. A taxi from Newark to Manhattan or to the college costs about $50.

TRAIN AND SUBWAY FROM NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: You can also take a train to reach in Manhattan from the Newark Airport. The train will take you from Newark to the Penn Station stop in Manhattan; once there, you can transfer to the No. 1 Subway train, heading uptown, allowing you to reach the 116 Street Station, also known as the Columbia University Station).

CLOSEST DOMESTIC AIRPORT: LAGUARDIA

TAXI FROM LAGUARDIA: The closest domestic airport is the LaGuardia Airport. A taxi costs about $30-$35 or more to reach most hotels Manhattan, and about $30 to reach Teachers College, Columbia University by taxi.

SUBWAY FROM LAGUARDIA: You can also take bus No. M60 which takes you directly to the West Gate at 116th and Broadway. Teachers College, Columbia University is a short walk, being located at 525 West 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.

AMTRAK TRAIN SERVICE

Amtrak provides train service along the Northeast Corridor. Explore rates at www.amtrak.com

Amtrak involves an approximately $20 taxi ride from 31st and 8th Avenue to 120th and Broadway (525 West 120th Street—between Broadway and Amsterdam). Or, a 20-30 minutes subway ride on the 1 train from 34th street to 116th street. Then walk North to 120th and Broadway.

 

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